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American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

(4.5) Based on 11 reviews
200 Water St Yorktown, VA 23690
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American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
Detail Most guests spend 2 hours at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. If you choose the combo ticket with the Jamestown Settlement you will spend about 4 hours total.
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Handicap Accessible
Detail Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
Detail Gift Shop On-site
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown Schedule Schedule
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American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
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“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. ”

The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown historical attraction tells the history of America's founding in Colonial Williamsburg. Named one of the Top 52 Places to Visit by the New York Times, this interactive museum is the perfect place to start your adventure of the United States' Historic Triangle. You will learn about the twilight of the colonial period, to George Washington and the Revolutionary War, to the dawn of the writing of the Constitution. Visit art gallery exhibits, participate in live reenactments, view amazing exhibit displays featuring period artifacts, learn about General Washington, and watch a short film with a 180-degree surround screen and special effects on an epic scale.

Some of the various activities at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown are as follows:

  • Film & Galleries

    : See the expansive American Revolution timeline, see hundreds of period artifacts such as weapons, paintings, maps, and furniture, and watch immersive films while learning about the history of North America.
  • Forgotten Soldier

    : See personal stories of both free and enslaved African American people on both sides of the American Revolution. Also, see original artwork by Titus Kaphar and participate in hands-on experiences like a search-and-find activity and a wheel activity.
  • Continental Army encampment

    : See how life was for a Revolutionary War soldier. See where they slept, what they ate, and how they used their weapons. The actors are amazing and will be there to teach and answer any questions.
  • Revolution-era Farm

    : Discover the life of a farm family during the 18th-century. Learn to make clothes, prepare food, and work the land just as they did. 

This is one of the most immersive museum attractions that you'll ever visit, as it details the lives of colonial Americans, Native American groups, and more. You'll feel as though you have truly stepped back in time. This adventure is perfect for the entire family; everyone will learn something new! This is the perfect experience that you truly will never forget on your Williamsburg, VA vacation along with other fun activities!

Jamestown Settlement & American Revolution Museum at Yorktown Combo

With a combination pass to both Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, you'll find an encompassing look at our nation's history. In addition to exploring the events at Yorktown that led to the Revolutionary War, you'll have the opportunity to absorb the cultural history of historic Jamestowne through film, galleries and living history performances. At the Jamestown settlement, you'll see replicas of ships that brought English colonists to America and recreations of military forts. Don't miss out on one of the top 10 things to do in Williamsburg, VA!

Visiting the Yorktown Battlefield, seeing the American Revolution Museum, and learning about the North America Historic Triangle is a fascinating way to spend your time in Colonial Williamsburg. Visitors will walk away with a new appreciation for historic Yorktown and its role in the history of coastal Virginia. Explore exhibit after interactive exhibit, watch artillery demonstrations, explore immersive environments, and experience the outdoor living history of some of the most key events of American history at the new American Revolution Museum! Kids and adults alike will have an amazing time exploring the nations founding. Of course, there are plenty of other fun things to do in Colonial Williamsburg, including exploring the natural wonders of the area and enjoying the rides and fun of Busch Gardens.

Reviews
 4.5   |    11 reviews
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Janet Bailey
Lancaster
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"The movie was AWESOME! "
We had a wonderful day at the victory center.Staff went out of their way to engage my grand-daughter,and since we as a family are history buffs,she was able to hold her own in conversations.The movie was awesome! People outside also very friendly and knowledgeable!
Tip: Have lunch at yorktown pub.The view was terrific
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Cheryl Clem
Linden, VA
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"Very nice display of the American Revolution time period."
Very nice display of the american revolution time period. It was hot outside but comfortable in the museum itself.
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John Sacca
Delran, NJ
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"What a treasure!!"
What a day for the entire family!! What a treasure!!
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Elaine Collins
Lexington, KY
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"great place to visit. "
Love it, great place to visit. I will return
Frequently Asked Questions for American Revolution Museum at Yorktown:
  • What is included in the admission price for American Revolution Museum at Yorktown ?
    Includes all of the exhibits.
  • Approximately how long could a customer plan to spend at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown ?
    Guests spend about 2 hours here. If you choose the combo ticket with Jamestown Settlement included you will spend about 4 hours total.
  • What amenities are available?
    There is a gift shop.
  • Are wheelchairs and strollers available?
    Yes, on a first-come first-serve basis.
  • Is American Revolution Museum at Yorktown handicap accessible?
    Yes.
  • Is photography & video recording allowed?
    Yes.
  • For what ages is American Revolution Museum at Yorktown appropriate?
    Great for all ages.
  • Is parking available at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown ? Is it free?
    Yes. Parking is free.

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