Yorktown Victory Center
It's a perfect time to discover the story of the American Revolution.
To gain an understanding of events that led to America's war for independence and the impact of the war upon ordinary men and women, visit the Yorktown Victory Center, a museum of the American Revolution.
Indoor exhibition galleries portray the Declaration of Independence as a revolutionary document that attracted international attention, recount the war's impact on 10 ordinary men and women who left a record of their experiences, highlight the roles of different nationalities at the Siege of Yorktown, and explore the story of the Betsy and other British ships lost in the York River during the siege. Exhibits also describe how people from many different cultures shaped a new society and the development of a new government with the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
Outdoors, experience life for soldiers and farmers of the Revolutionary period in re-creations of a Continental Army encampment, featuring daily artillery demonstrations, and a 1780s farm. This spring, assist historical interpreters at the 1780s farm turn fields and gardens to plant crops, vegetables and herbs.
The Yorktown Victory Center is undergoing a transformation to offer a renewed perspective on the meaning and impact of the entire Revolution. A reconfigured site plan will feature a new facility with expanded, state-of-the-art gallery exhibits and enhanced outdoor interpretive programming. The Yorktown Victory Center continues to welcome visitors daily while work is under way and a new name - American Revolution Museum at Yorktown - will debut upon the project's completion in late 2016.
Meet one of the latest acquisitions at the Yorktown Victory Center – a coronation portrait of King George III and its exquisite frame. Discover why this portrait is so important and learn about the conservation processes involved in restoring the painting and frame.
Hours: The Yorktown Victory Center is open daily 9:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m. (until 6:00 p.m. June 15 through August 15). Closed Christmas and New Year’s days.
Admission: $9.75 adults; $5.50 ages 6-12; under 6 free. Save close to 20% with a value-priced combination ticket with Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia: $20.50 for adults, $10.25 for ages 6-12; under 6 free. Free parking at both museums.
The Yorktown Victory Center is located on Route 1020 near the Colonial Parkway, at the edge of Yorktown and near Yorktown Battlefield, just 20 minutes from the restored area of Williamsburg. GPS address: 200 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690.
Phone: 888-593-4682 or 757-253-4838
Travel back in time to the American Revolution at a re-created Continental Army encampment at the Yorktown Victory Center.