Yorktown Victory Center
200 Water Street/Route 1020 in Yorktown
Yorktown, VA 23690 (757) 253-4838
The Yorktown Victory Center, a museum of the American Revolution, chronicles America’s struggle for independence, from the beginnings of unrest to the formation of the new nation.
A 1730s portrait of Ayuba Suleiman Diallo, enslaved for a time in the North American colonies, is on exhibit at the Yorktown Victory Center June 14 through August 3, 2014. Exhibits provide accounts of the Revolution and describe the convergence of forces on Yorktown in 1781. The Declaration of Independence Gallery features a rare early broadside printing of the Declaration dating to July 1776, before a handwritten copy on parchment was signed by members of Congress. Outdoors, historical intepreters engage visitors in everyday life of the Revolution in re-creations of a Continental Army encampment and 1780s farm.
Summer events include "Fashion in Colonial Virginia" June 1-30, "Liberty Celebration" July 4-6, and "Arms & Artillery" August 1-31.
The Yorktown Victory Center continues to welcome visitors daily as it transforms over the next few years into the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.
Museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily year-round (until 6 p.m. June 15-August 15); closed Christmas and New Year's days. Admission is $9.75 adults, $5.50 (ages 6-12). Save 20% with a combination ticket with Jamestown Settlement: $20.50 adults; $10.25 ages 6-12. Children under 6 are free. Free parking.