American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
Take in the Revolution through dynamic gallery exhibits, films and outdoor living history.
Welcome to the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown! In response to COVID-19, we’ve made adjustments to operations and access to outdoor living-history areas and gallery exhibits so that you can enjoy the museum experience while following new safety protocols and social-distancing procedures. Click here to learn more.
The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown tells the story of the nation’s founding, from the twilight of the colonial period to the dawn of the Constitution and beyond. Exciting indoor galleries feature period artifacts, immersive environments and films, including “The Siege of Yorktown,” with a 180-degree surround screen and dramatic special effects.
In the outdoor areas – open daily 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – visit a re-created Continental Army encampment to learn about the life of a soldier and take in daily demonstrations on medical treatment, camp life and cooking, and see firings of musket and artillery. Explore a Revolution-era farm, based on a real-life 18th-century family, to help with chores in the house, kitchen, tobacco barn, gardens and crops.
‘Forgotten Soldier’ Special Exhibition Reopens June 24 Through July 8, 2020
Reopening June 24 for an extended two-week showing through July 8, 2020, “Forgotten Soldier” explores personal stories of enslaved and free African Americans who fought on both sides of the American Revolution and their contributions in establishing the nation. Take in interactive exhibits and visually compelling art displays that encourage visitors to shift their gaze to see events of American history in a new light.
Surrounded by 18th-century stories of African-American soldiers, the special exhibition invites visitors to contemplate those often overlooked in familiar narratives of the past with a commissioned sculpture by Titus Kaphar, an American contemporary artist and 2018 MacArthur Fellow whose work reconfigures subjects in art history.
Open year-round 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (9 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 15-August 15), except Christmas and New Year’s days.