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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  • Wasn’t sure what to expect with kids and history but we all loved it- even more than Williamsburg and Jamestown! The people working here are excellent, knowledgeable and engaging. Would definitely rec...  more »
  • My first time to the Museum. It's amazing. Take your time and see the displays, movies and exhibits.  more »
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  • Excellent museum! Great quick informational movies. Very knowledgeable interpreters at the farm and encampment areas. Plan to spend 2-3 hours here. There's a convenient trolley that you can jump off and on from starting at the visitor center ending at the museum with several other stops in between in a continuous loop until 5pm everyday I think but check the times.
  • This entire museum was very well done! I comes with an apps for tours but you can also just walk around. All of the staff is very history orientated which you can see there passion for this topic. They have actives and touchable items for kids. They also have films and they are FANTASTIC. I would recommend coming here.

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