Entrance to the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, Virginia

American Revolution Museum

American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, Virginia

The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, replacing the Yorktown Victory Center, will be among America’s foremost sites that tell the story of the nation’s founding.

Entrance to the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, Virginia
Entrance to the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, Virginia. Photo courtesy Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

It’s a perfect time to discover the story of the American Revolution. The Yorktown Victory Center chronicles America’s struggle for independence from the beginnings of colonial unrest to the formation of the new nation, through films, exhibits and living-history programs in a re-created Continental Army encampment and farm.

Wooden-musket drill on the event lawn adjacent to the museum building. Photo courtesy Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation.
Wooden-musket drill on the event lawn adjacent to the museum building. Photo courtesy Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation.

The museum welcomes visitors daily as it transitions to American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. New exhibition galleries and film debut October 15-16, 2016, during the Yorktown Victory Celebration event marking America’s momentous 1781 Revolutionary War victory at Yorktown. Living-history areas will be completed in early 2017, and a Grand Opening Celebration will take place March 23-April 4, 2017.

The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown is located on Route 1020, at the edge of Yorktown and near Yorktown Battlefield, just 20 minutes from the restored area of Williamsburg, VA. From Richmond, take I-64 to Exit 247. Turn left onto Route 143. Turn left at the first traffic light, onto Route 238. From Hampton Roads, take I-64 west to Exit 247. Turn right onto Route 238 toward Yorktown. All: Follow Route 238 for three miles, then bear to the left onto Route 1020. The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown is one mile on the right. Parking is free at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.

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