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. The Siege of Yorktown effectively ended the six-year struggle of the Revolutionary War and set the stage for a new government and nation. Today, the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown is a museum of the American Revolution showcasing the Yorktown Victory Center and all of the chronicles of America's evolution from colonial status to nationhood through a unique blend of timeline, film, thematic exhibits and outdoor living history.
An open-air exhibit walkway details events that led 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 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 Jamestown 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!
- What is included in the admission price for American Revolution Museum at York Town ?
Includes all of the exhibits.
- Approximately how long could a customer plan to spend at American Revolution Museum at York Town ?
Guests spend about 2 hours at Yorktown Victory Center. 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 York Town handicap accessible?
- Is photography & video recording allowed?
- For what ages is American Revolution Museum at York Town appropriate?
Great for all ages.
- Is parking available at American Revolution Museum at York Town ? Is it free?
Yes. Parking is free.