The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown tells anew the story of the nation’s founding, from the twilight of the colonial period to the dawn of the Constitution and beyond.
Comprehensive indoor exhibits and outdoor living history capture the transformational nature and epic scale of the Revolution and its relevance today. Galleries feature period artifacts, immersive environments, interactive exhibits and films, including “The Siege of Yorktown,” with a 180-degree surround screen and dramatic special effects. Visitors witness artillery demonstrations and drill with wooden muskets at a re-created Continental Army encampment and explore – and help work – a Revolution-era farm based on a real-life 18th-century family. www.historyisfun.org
Discover the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and Jamestown Settlement, and save with a value-priced combination ticket. Both museums are open year-round 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except Christmas and New Year’s days.