American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, Yorktown

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The Revolutionary War comes to life at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, a living-history museum located near the battlefield where American and French forces secured the new nation's independence in 1781. The center's signature display features an early draft of the Declaration of Independence, which was produced in Boston before members of Congress signed another copy of the document. Outside the center you can explore an army encampment, that's been created to provide visitors with insight into the private lives of soldiers who fought and died for the cause of independence. At another outdoor exhibit, a reconstructed 18th century farm, you'll hear the story of ordinary American farmers struggling to survive during this decisive period. Check online for web-only specials and discounted multi-attraction tickets. Plan your American Revolution Museum at Yorktown visit and explore what else you can see and do in Yorktown using our Yorktown online trip itinerary planner .
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  • I love this revision of the old Yorktown Victory Center. The museum has excellent and informative exhibits, especially the Siege of Yorktown, where you feel as if you are surrounded by the action. The...  more »
  • This was a great stop. We started with the inside displays and a 3d movie that included vibrations and smoke. We continued outside to the excellent displays of an encampment. We enjoyed discussions wi...  more »
  • The indoor museum is brand-spanking new. Trying to address the broad sweep of the American Revolution is impossible beyond a summary. Outside, the military demonstrations were quite good with lively a...  more »
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  • Very well done and very informative. The only person that took away from the fun was a lady in a reconstructed house that felt a condescending discourse on construction was the way to answer questions. But, the musket demo and a crafts demonstration were very informative and great to watch. Very much looking forward to visiting again.
  • This museum is fantastic. I was here 2 years ago & there was not here, but now wow. It's well worth the trip and time to travel back in such important history of our country
  • We really enjoyed this museum, the exhibits were very well done. The living history was very enjoyable. The actors were very good and gave us an appreciation of what it was like. We spent two hours here.
  • We live local and enjoy riding over and spending a few hours learning more history. The facility is lovely, great floor plan, and comfortable. BUT the BEST part is going to the 30 minute lectures!
  • Thoroughly enjoyed this place. Learned a lot. Grandchildren had a lot of fun while learning.

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