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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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Renovated Encampment - LOADS of History!

The encampment is very interesting, renovated and easy to roam through with folks who will explain... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Highlight of the week

This was our first stop of Homeschool week in Williamsburg. The 4D theater was amazing, but so were... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Museum where you can find all types of displays regarding the momentous events and activities during Revolutionary times.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • 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 4 days ago

The encampment is very interesting, renovated and easy to roam through with folks who will explain what is in the tent or building. Museum is great, well laid out and history abounds! Priceless artifacts and so many stories not in the history books. A day...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

This was our first stop of Homeschool week in Williamsburg. The 4D theater was amazing, but so were the other numerous videos and displays around the museum. We had some trouble outside in the soldier camp because the area was covered with crushed shell. It...More

Thank WoodlandFamily
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is comprehensive in covering the Revolutionary War and the Battle of Yorktown. You could spend the better part of a day viewing and reading both the indoor and outdoor exhibits. You would be the better for having done that.

Thank John H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating museum. We got to see a cannon fired, toured a typical revolutionary army encampment and didn't have enough time to see everything. Plan to spend at least 4 hours.

Thank Pennabarb
Reviewed 1 week ago

As history buffs, we could have spent an entire here, as we found the indoor exhibits fascinating. There is no way we could have read every exhibit and viewed every video offered. As this is a new museum, everything is well done. Please note that...More

Thank Penlady
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place to learn about the history of the Revolutionary War. Beautiful, new museum explains everything quite well. September is a great time to visit. Summer - I wouldn't think so unless you love the heat.

Thank MoonDoggieDonna
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited one afternoon at about three, and were not done at 6 when they were closing (we have two teens). As we did want to see more of the museum, we returned the next day for a couple of hours. The exhibits are so...More

Thank spbos14
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed visiting the American Revolution Museum in Yorktown, VA on 9-10-2017. Nice layout & Exhibits. The "Siege" theatre shows the Yorktown Revolutionary War battle every 12 minutes on about a 180 degree wrap screen & special effects like a rumbling bench seat when a cannon...More

Thank DonaldLarson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place to visit for all , especially kids, nice place for families to visit. , they have a live demo on the cannon fire, well recreated indian villages and wonderful museum and exhibits, do not miss this.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here to enjoy the Solar Eclipse that was happening on August 21, 2017. It was most pleasant of a day and since we retrieved our special eyeware from the National Park Service earlier in the morning, we were all set to take part...More

Thank Vanessa T
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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