American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
Take in the Revolution through dynamic gallery exhibits, films and outdoor living history.
Welcome to the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown! In response to COVID-19, we’ve made adjustments to operations and access to outdoor living-history areas and gallery exhibits so that you can enjoy the museum experience while following new safety protocols. Click here to learn more.
The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown tells the story of the nation’s founding, from the twilight of the colonial period to the dawn of the Constitution and beyond. Exciting indoor galleries feature period artifacts, immersive environments and films, including “The Siege of Yorktown,” with a 180-degree surround screen and dramatic special effects.
In the outdoor areas, visit a re-created Continental Army encampment to learn about the life of a soldier and take in daily demonstrations on medical treatment, camp life and cooking, and see firings of a flintlock musket. Explore a Revolution-era farm, based on a real-life 18th-century family, to help with chores in the house, kitchen, tobacco barn, gardens and crops.
Open year-round 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except Christmas and New Year’s days. Through February 28, outdoor guided tours are available each day at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tours, offered as weather permits, are included with museum admission and begin at the end of the historical timeline in the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown’s Grand Corridor.