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Liberty Celebration

July 4, 2018 at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

Liberty Celebration artillery firingThis Fourth of July, salute the 242nd anniversary of the Declaration of Independence during “Liberty Celebration,” July 4 at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.

From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., visitors can enjoy interpretive programs, military drills and artillery demonstrations, and learn about the challenges that faced our nation’s founders, including those who signed the Declaration of Independence.

Artillery & Military Drills

At the re-created Continental Army encampment’s artillery amphitheater, visitors can join an 18th-century artillery crew, followed by historical interpreters firing a salute to our nation’s founders.

Visitors can take part in a wooden-musket drill  and train as a member of the Virginia militia.

On the Farm

Visitors can learn how cloth and clothing were dyed during the 18th century in “Dyeing for the Cause,” a program at the Revolution-era farm. At noon, join in a reading of the Declaration of Independence. Farm visitors also are invited to take part in an “Effigy Tax Protest” against the British Stamp Tax

Yorktown Fourth of July Celebration

The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown’s “Liberty Celebration” daytime events complement the Yorktown Fourth of July Celebration taking place in historic Yorktown on the evening of July 4.

Hours, Directions & Parking

The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown is located on Route 1020 near the Colonial Parkway in Yorktown. Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through August 15, parking at the museum is free for museum visitors. A free shuttle service is available to historic Yorktown until 5 p.m. on the Yorktown Trolley.

Event included with Museum Admission

The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown admission is $15.oo for adults and $7.50 for youth ages 6 through 12. Children under age 6 receive complimentary admission.  A value-priced combination ticket with Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia, is $25.50 for adults and $12.25 for ages 6-12.

Residents of York County, James City County and the City of Williamsburg, including College of William and Mary students, receive complimentary admission with proof of residency.

Ticket and package options and online specials are available with Williamsburg area attractions.

“Liberty Celebration” activities are funded in part by the York County Arts Commission and the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Inc., Annual Fund.