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American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

200 Water Street, Route 1020, Yorktown, VA 23690
+1 757-887-1776
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Well worth a visit

This museum is a perfect combination of inside and outside exhibits. The recreation of the army... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Exeter, United Kingdom
Great All-rounder

Having been to Williamsburg & Jamestown we ventured here for the last battle before the end of of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ray P
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Museum where you can find all types of displays regarding the momentous events and activities during Revolutionary times.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
200 Water Street, Route 1020, Yorktown, VA 23690
+1 757-887-1776
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum is a perfect combination of inside and outside exhibits. The recreation of the army camp, tobacco farm and demonstration of firing cannon are very well done. Inside the exhibits are equally good, many of whom are interactive.

Thank 925KitC
Reviewed 2 days ago

Having been to Williamsburg & Jamestown we ventured here for the last battle before the end of of our trip! With indoor exhibits to enjoy as well as the outdoor settlement which having only recently opened is a great addition to explore and get some...More

Thank Ray P
Reviewed 3 days ago

In 2015 we visited Jamestown and Colonial Williamsburg with two of our granddaughters. We returned this summer with them to Colonial Williamsburg at ages 9 & 11. We added Yorktown to this trip in order to see the new museum and were so glad we...More

Thank vtcc64
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We loved this museum! Don't miss the two movies! Lots of interactive things for kids. There is also a revolutionary encampment outside with demonstrations of cooking, shooting and other activities.

Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went to the Museum with an 11-year old who got interested in Revolutionary War history thanks to the musical Hamilton. The Museum was very well organized and had a good number of interactive electronic exhibits, including one where you could implement different strategies for...More

Thank hanauerl
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This museum opened in March 2017 and reflects the latest scholarship and presentation techniques. Events leading up to the Revolution and its aftermath are included as well as the conflict itself. The facility can experienced on several levels with elements in all areas appropriate for...More

Thank Yrktwn
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Yorktown American Revolution Museum is a great place to visit. Being able to see a recreation of a 18th-century tobacco plantation and a revolutionary army encampment was very cool. We were able to see a demonstration of a musket being fired, what an 18th-century...More

Thank Noah C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Effective combination of indoor and outdoor exhibits exploring the American Revolution with increased attention to Native American and African American voices. Large physical space with attractive displays and technology features--but fewer artifacts than expected. Highlights include multiple-dimension Siege Theater, various more interactive features in exhibits...More

Thank regiontravelreturns
Reviewed 6 days ago

I this is a relatively small museum.The intro film gave some interesting perspective and the "siege" film was well done. ( in my opinion, the siege film here was an updated version of the film you can view at the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center. sitting...More

Thank amy m
Reviewed 1 week ago

The exhibits are very interactive and have something for everyone. I especially liked the portion dedicated to Native Americans

Thank SMC48
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Christina B
26 July 2017|
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Response from Tom L | Reviewed this property |
The Jamestown Settlement and the Museum at Yorktown are operated by the same non profit and they do an outstanding job at both. The American Revolution Museum is my first choice for both indoor and outdoor activities. If... More
10 July 2017|
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Response from Michael K | Reviewed this property |
There all good. But the Yorktown Revolutionary Museum just reopened this spring with a new building and it's much larger than the old building. It has a cafe inside, and your only a mile away from the Yorktown beach. There... More
6 July 2017|
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Response from Lynne C | Reviewed this property |
I have the same experience with my family so I understand your question. The American Revolution Museum is very state-of-the-art and would be very entertaining for people somewhat interested in history. Colonial Williamsburg... More