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American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

200 Water Street, Route 1020, Yorktown, Virginia 23690 USA

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Opens Fri 9a
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“experience the siege of yorktown”

Through comprehensive, immersive indoor exhibits and outdoor living history, the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown offers a truly national perspective, conveying a sense of the transformational nature and epic scale of the Revolution and the richness and complexity of the country’s Revolutionary heritage. In the 170-seat museum theater, “Liberty Fever” draws visitors into the world of Revolutionary America, setting the stage for indoor gallery and outdoor living-history experiences. The introductory film is narrated by an early 19th-century storyteller who has traveled the country gathering stories about the American Revolution and shares his accounts using a moving panorama presentation of the time period. The 22,000-square-foot permanent exhibition galleries engage visitors in the tumult, drama and promise of the Revolution through period artifacts and immersive environments, dioramas, interactive exhibits and short films, including an experiential theater that transports visitors to the Siege of Yorktown with wind, smoke and the thunder of cannon fire. The encampment, which represents a portion of an America regiment and includes tents for soldiers and officers as well as a surgeon’s and quartermaster’s quarters, includes a drill field and an artillery demonstration area with tiered seating that from the outside looks like a redoubt. Situated just beyond the encampment, the farm evokes the world of the 18th century with a farm house, kitchen and tobacco barn and a new building representing quarters for enslaved people, along with crop fields, corncrib, kitchen garden and orchard.

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Reviewed by
KTJWalz

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April 28, 2022
Rated 5.0

This museum is excellent!!! I would highly suggest this being top priority in Yorktown!

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Lesli Peterson

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March 30, 2022
Rated 5.0

This amazing museum features exhibitions, galleries, and films that tell the story of how our nation was founded.

Explore the outdoor living history area too. You’ll find a re-creation of a Continental Army encampment, learn about camp life, and even will see musket firings. They also have a Revolution-era farm, which shows you how life was for farming families in the 18th-century.

We think a visit here is one of the best things to do in Williamsburg, VA!

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Shelby

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January 18, 2019
Rated 4.0

The museums and the film before hand are very informative. The price is higher than what I am use to. The grounds are much smaller than Williamsburg but the workers are far more helpful.

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American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

200 Water Street
Route 1020
Yorktown, Virginia
23690 USA

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Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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