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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  • Wonderful guides, interpreters, and volunteers. I came away with an incredibly enriched history founding of America. The place is well laid out, incredibly need, with an incredible education... 
    Wonderful guides, interpreters, and volunteers. I came away with an incredibly enriched history founding of America. The place is well laid out, incredibly need, with an incredible education...  more »
  • This beautiful museum begins with a film overview and moves into interactive displays, fully covering the Revolutionary War. Whether you are a history buff or just along for the ride, you will... 
    This beautiful museum begins with a film overview and moves into interactive displays, fully covering the Revolutionary War. Whether you are a history buff or just along for the ride, you will...  more »
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  • Nice museum to check it out if you are driving by this side of the State. It took us about 2 hours to complete the tour, I could have spent more time but it was super hot outside. I liked the live museum idea outside, it was cool to see in person how things at that time were. It was easy to find parking, it cost $18 per ticket and the little gift store has lots of China Made goods (kind of an irony). Overall, it was a good experience!
  • This was a great historical experience. There is a educational experience museum inside with hands on experiences. Lots of movie snippets that help you understand what happened during this time period. Outside in the encampment and farming area, there were knowledgeable dressed in time era characters. They were very helpful to answer all questions, and let you have a hands on experience. Dress warm!!

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