Yorktown Victory Center
On October 19, 1781, the decisive military campaign of the American Revolution culminated with the British surrender to American and French forces under the command of George Washington.
An open-air exhibit walkway details events that led to American colonies to declare independence from Britain. Indoor exhibition galleries portray the Declaration of Independence as a revolutionary document that attracted international attention, recount the war's impact on ten ordinary men and women who left a record of their experiences, highlight the roles of different nationalities at the Siege of Yorktown, and explore the story of the Betsy and other British ships lost in the York River during the siege. Exhibits also describe how people from many different cultures shaped a new society and the development of a new government with the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Outdoors, visitors can explore a re-created Continental Army encampment, where historical interpreters describe and depict daily life of American soldiers at the end of the war. A replica of a 1780s farm, complete with a house, kitchen, tobacco barn, crop fields, and herb and vegetable garden shows how many Americans lived during the Revolutionary era. This is an amazing experience that you truly will never forget!
Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Combo
With a combination pass to both Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center you'll find an encompassing look at our nation's history. Aside from exploring the events at Yorktown that led to the Revolutionary War, you'll also have the chance to absorb the cultural history of Jamestown through film, galleries and living history performances.
|American Revolution Museum at York Town|
|Available Now until 12/31/2017 View Detailed Schedule|
|Learn all about American history at the American Revolution Museum at York Town.|
Wednesday, 3/1/2017 - Sunday, 4/30/2017Location: A Colonial Christmas
From the first 'American' Christmas celebration held by English colonists still sailing towards the new land in 1606 to a look at the average traditions of a 1780's Virginia farmer, A Colonial Christmas is an interesting glimpse into America's holiday history.