American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
4.5
Historic Sites • Battlefields • History Museums
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Museum where you can find all types of displays regarding the momentous events and activities during Revolutionary times.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Justin D
Anchorage, AK136 contributions
May 2022
Tickets are a bit pricey but the cost is worth it. This incredible amount of detailed information about the American Revolution and life during that time is ideal! They have people in period clothing talking about all aspects of the time. Living, farming, health, musket and canon loading and firing. The inside has an incredible amount of detail of people and artifacts of the period. This museum is a must see when in the area!
Written May 18, 2022
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JungleTip
Myrtle Beach, SC245 contributions
May 2022
In planning for the historic triangle of Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown, you must understand two places at each Yorktown and Jamestown. There is the museum and the re-creations at one. Cost $19 per place with a combo of American Revolution Museum and Jamestown Settlement. The other are the 2 state parks Yorktown and 9Historic Jamestown. These both have visitors centers but these are where you have drives that go by actual archeological finds.
For Yorktown, the museum is outstanding. You could easily spend half a day just in this incredible museum. out back there are recreations of camp, cooking pit, musket and artillery demonstrations, costumed characters and chickens. In a wheelchair the gravel is quite packed so I was fine. There is a bit of a hill where the artillery demonstration was held.
Written May 14, 2022
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MNroadtrippers66
Mounds View, MN547 contributions
Apr 2022
We spent 4 1/2 hours here (including lunch). This museum was so much fun to walk through. There were lots of exhibits, artifacts to look at, and short informative films to watch. There were interpretive exhibits outside with reenactors shooting a revolutionary war rifle, playing a doctor of that time period, and a cook. We enjoyed listening to them and talking with them. The museum also has a cafeteria that offers several hot and cold sandwiches, etc.
Written May 12, 2022
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Kisme Uphule
1 contribution
May 2022 • Couples
Museum is not chronological and consists mostly of narrative posters with a handful of rather cheesy “artifacts”. A couple of key battles are belabored and many others ignored. Basically, it’s boring and way overpriced.
Written May 8, 2022
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Heather M
Maryland89 contributions
Apr 2022
While I have been to the Historic Triangle many times over the past 35 years, I had never been to this museum. My family visited here at the tail end of our trip this spring and we enjoyed it enormously and learned a lot about the Revolutionary War.

The museum itself was quite interactive and had several movies that really made you feel like you were in the battle. One movie is shown inside of a Revolutionary War tent. Another turns into a panoramic movie and has some pretty amazing 4-D effects. Exhibits featured the lives of real people from many different walks of life which helped us think about how things might have been if we had lived in that time and place.

The outdoor exhibits were also wonderful. The field hospital speaker really brought home how far we have come with medical treatment and the musket firing was a real crowd pleaser. We also enjoyed walking through the farm to see how most of the colonists lived in the time of the revolution.

This was definitely a highlight to our trip. I highly recommend adding it to your itinerary.
Written May 1, 2022
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UTtraveler84121
Salt Lake City217 contributions
Apr 2022
Visiting the Jamestown, Williamsburg, Yorktown area can be a multi day immersion, or a quick few hour highlights stop.
The Am Rev Museum at Yorktown is a great highlights visit, about 2-4 hours. It touched the settlement of Virginia, events leading to the Revolution, the war itself, and into the federal period. It includes the experiences of different groups (racial and economic and national origins) in a accurate manner.

The introductory film (about 18 minutes) is a MUST SEE. Several other areas also have shorter videos to help flesh out the details. The artifacts in the galleries are varied, and impressive, with great descriptions if you want to read them. They are varied so there are things to appeal to men, women, and kids. Quite a few have "please touch" items which kids love.

They have living history presentations at the military encampment and Rev War era farm adjacent to the museum buildings.

NOTE- THEY HAVE SPECIAL PACKAGE DEALS with Colonial Williamsburg, the Jamestown museum, and the National Park Service Yorktown Battlefield. Colonial Williamsburg is a GREAT experience, but requires a full day or preferably two, so plan accordingly.

I am something of a Museum nerd, and this American Revolution Museum at Yorktown is one of the absolute best. Spacious, clean, well lit (except for some exhibit cases with low lighting to protect artifacts) well organized, and with a clear theme of the origins of our liberty and freedom.
VERY WELL DONE!
Written April 28, 2022
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4adventures
334 contributions
Apr 2022
This is an amazing experience and a must for anyone in the area. Just buy a ticket and visit. Allow plenty of time. We thought 1-2 hours was plenty - no way we ended up there for over 4hrs and are ready to go back. Exhibits and the presentations both inside and outside by the volunteers are fantastic. (FYI, secret by the combo ticket that includes admission to their sister Jamestown Settlement museum, it also is fantastic and amazing)
Written April 28, 2022
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elizabeth P
Saskatoon, Canada88 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
On Easter Sunday we drove to Yorkton and stopped at the Museum. The staff was friendly and informative and the exhibits and movies made the history come alive. We were delighted to chat to an interpreter who told us the connection between Canada and the revolution! Then we were able to catch a free trolley ride around Yorktown! Amazing day and we could not recommend all 9f Yorktown more.
Written April 17, 2022
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Deborah M
Akron, OH46 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
There's a lot to enjoy about this Museum, including the concise intro movie and the one in the Siege Theater towards the end of the gallery. Our 12 year old enjoyed the army encampment out back, the 16 year old was bored. I appreciated connecting the dots with what I learned in school and what was presented. More info than I could digest in our 90 minute visit. If you're really into history, I suggest the Yorktown Tour Guide app for the Museum and Battleground.
Written March 29, 2022
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Zephyr_Travel
Fredericksburg, VA2,736 contributions
Mar 2022
Whether you like history or not, the museum has engaging displays, good multimedia presentations, and a large number of artifacts interesting to grade school kids and up. Their were a few areas for younger kids to interact with displays. If you wanted get fully immersed, plan for 1 hour for the lower floor exhibits. Outside, they have a decent sized military encampment and farm with a handful of reenactors who engage well with kids and adults alike. Theirs more for young kids to explore outside. Felt is was worth the admissions price when purchased with the historic triangle area ticket options.
Written March 28, 2022
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