The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown tells anew the story of the nation’s founding, from the twilight of the colonial period to the dawn of the Constitution and beyond. Comprehensive indoor galleries feature period artifacts, immersive environments, interactive exhibits and films, including “The Siege of Yorktown,” with a 180-degree surround screen and dramatic special effects.
In the outdoor living-history areas, visitors can witness artillery demonstrations, drill with wooden muskets at a re-created Continental Army encampment and explore a Revolution-era farm based on a real-life 18th-century family. The state-operated museum of the American Revolution is an excellent starting point for a tour of Yorktown.
The introductory film “Liberty Fever” and 22,000-square-foot exhibition galleries – and the “American Revolution Museum at Yorktown” name – debuted October 15, 2016. An expanded Continental Army encampment and Revolution-era farm will be completed in early 2017, and a grand opening celebration from March 23 to April 4, 2017, will officially launch the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.
Open year-round 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (9 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 15-August 15); closed on Christmas and New Year’s days.
Administered by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and supported by Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Inc., for private fund development.