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Address: 200 Water Street, Route 1020, Yorktown, VA 23690
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+1 757-887-1776
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Museum where you can find all types of displays regarding the momentous...

Museum where you can find all types of displays regarding the momentous events and activities during Revolutionary times.

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When it's finished, it'll be great

Although the museum is open, the outdoor areas are still under construction. That's the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars. We visited on a cold day, so it was quite cold while... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Myrna F
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Yorktown, Virginia
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While the official opening is a couple months away, this museum is open for business, and FREE for Yorktown residents....Go! It is well-done, high-tech (think 4-dimensional), and chock full of information. You will come away with a greater understanding and appreciation for our history. The Gift Shop is really great, don't miss it.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although the museum is open, the outdoor areas are still under construction. That's the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars. We visited on a cold day, so it was quite cold while going around the places outside that were open. The indoor portion of the museum is quite well done. It takes you through colonial times, from when... More 

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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fascinating and educational museum which takes you from the battles at Lexington and Concord to the victorious siege of Yorktown and the surrender of the British General Cornwalis. The artifacts from the period include paintings, weapons, furniture, and home furnishings. Allow at least three hours to see the museum and watch the several movies. If you wish,... More 

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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having visited the Yorktown Victory Center a couple of times through the years we expected a nice couple hour visit to this new museum...boy was that wrong! The American Revolution Museum opened shortly before our visit and it was fantastic! The displays are very interesting but what makes the place so great are the various short films and a presentation... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My children, ages 10 and 14 were fascinated. I learned a great deal too!! The battlefield encampment will be great when finished.

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Newark, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There has been a museum here for along time, you can still see the old entrance sign behind the new one. But switching the concept from exhibits on the Battle of Yorktown to encompassing the entire revolutionary war era was inspired. Exhibits include the precursers, such as a typical street scene in England, the colonial settlements, French and Indian War,... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum has recently undergone a complete rehab and expansion. The results are impressive as the museum offers a complete and informative account of the revolution from 1775 to 1781. Allow yourself at least two hours to take everything in.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is 90% complete, with only the outdoor battlements left to be finished. It's focus is not solely on the siege of Yorktown, but on the events leading up to the Revolutionary War, and those which happened as a result of the Colonial Victory. It's got a lot of cool artifacts to see, some digital colonists to speak to... More 

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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would have given this a five star rating except for the fact that the outside area wasn't quite finished. Other than that the inside museum was spectacular. See this before visiting the battlefield park. Good representation of Yorktown during the revolutionary period.

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Yorktown, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am a Yorktown resident and I am very proud of this museum. It's a great museum. It has a lot of very different sections, make sure you don't miss any of them. Outdoors and indoors. Inauguration is next year, but still lots to see.

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