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Yorktown Victory Center, Yorktown

Categories: Battlefields, Historic Sites, Museums, Tourist Spots
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3.9/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
The Revolutionary War comes to life at Yorktown Victory Center, 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. Using our online itinerary creator, Yorktown attractions like Yorktown Victory Center can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Only part of the Yorktown Victory Center is currently open as it is undergoing renovations and will soon become the American Revolution Museum (it'll be done in 2017 if I remember correctly). I can te...  read more »
  • The man at the ticket desk said a 40 minute lecture was about to start and he recommended it. The six of us are not very excited about 40 minutes listening to a dry lecture but we decided to go anyway...  read more »
  • Paid to get in museum which wasn't impressive at all. No exhibits were opened. Took all of ten minutes to go through it! Outside was better with interacting staff dressed in costumes and interacting w...  read more »
  • Amazing amazing amazing. The people here are some of the best I've seen yet in Virginia. There is an excellent (if pricey) cafe, history lessons relating to the Revolutionary War by an incredibly knowledgeable speaker, a replica of wartime camp, live gun and cannon fires, and so much more. Please please come visit the American Revolution Museum.
  • Very nice, but small museum. At the same time they were in the midst of renovating/expanding areas that will be opening later in the year. It will be even better, especially the reenactments. Definitely recommend.
  • Had a wonderful time! Spent about two hours there with my daughter (age 9), and we didn't get to every exhibit. We learned a ton. The worker were all very friendly and knowledgable.
  • Amazing experience, great learning opportunity for kids. Strongly recommend to all families having school aged children.
  • Knowledgeable staff and great historical reenactments
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