Tactical drills, military exercises and role-playing demonstrations salute the anniversary of America’s independence. Visitors can see in museum galleries a rare broadside printing of America’s Declaration of Independence dating to July 1776.
Indoors, visitors can hear firsthand accounts of the war's impact on everyday people of the 18th century, including Africans, American Indians and women – for whom the concepts of liberty and equality did not apply. Learn about the movements of British, American and French troops that converged on Yorktown in 1781. Exhibits also examine the development of the Constitution and Bill of Rights and how people from many different cultures shaped a new society. Outdoors, learn about life during the American Revolution in re-creations of a Continental Army encampment and 1780s farm.
The Yorktown Victory Center's "Liberty Celebration" daytime events complement the Yorktown Fourth of July Celebration taking place in historic Yorktown on the evening of July 4.
Save 20% with combination ticket to Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia: $20.50 adults; $10.25 (ages 6-12). Children under 6 are free. Free parking; shuttle available to historic Yorktown and Williamsburg area attractions. Special program funded in part by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Inc., Annual Fund.
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM