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31 October 2014 by


Offering FREE ADMISSION on November 11, 2014 for active duty, reserve, retired, veterans, and their dependents.  To receive your free admission you must show a military id at the Visitor Services Center as this offer is not publicly promoted on other sites.

Next to the battlefield where allied American and French forces won the decisive battle of the American Revolution in 1781, the Yorktown Victory Center chronicles the entire Revolutionary period, from colonial unrest to the formation of the new nation.

At this museum of the American Revolution, indoor exhibition galleries portray the Declaration of Independence as a revolutionary document that attracted international attention, recount the war’s impact on 10 ordinary men and women who left a record of their experiences, highlight the roles of different nationalities at the Siege of Yorktown, and explore the story of the Betsy and other British ships lost in the York River during the siege. Exhibits also describe how people from many different cultures shaped a new society and the development of a new government with the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

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The Declaration of Independence Gallery

Outdoors, visitors can explore a re-created Continental Army encampment, where historical interpreters describe and depict daily life of American soldiers at the end of the war. A re-created 1780s farm, complete with a house, kitchen, tobacco barn, crop fields, and herb and vegetable garden, shows how many Americans lived during the Revolutionary era.

Work is now underway on a new facility, new exhibition galleries and enhanced outdoor interpretive areas. The Yorktown Victory Center will remain open to visitors throughout construction. When the project is complete in late 2016, the site will be known as the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.

Discover how you can take a trip to America's past with a variety of admission tickets and vacation packages

The Yorktown Victory Center continues to welcome visitors as it transforms over the next few years into the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.  Learn more: http://www.historyisfun.org/new-yorktown-museum.htm

So get ready for some serious, hands-on fun! Just don’t forget your camera. Because the history here is life size. And your memories will be even bigger.



Visit your MWR/ITT office for special savings on tickets.

Yorktown Victory Center and combination Jamestown Settlement/Yorktown Victory Center tickets purchased from MWR/ITT offices will have the added value of admission for 7 consecutive days.

Virginia residents can now visit Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center for one year for the price of one day. Buy the combination ticket at your MWR/ITT ticket office and we will upgrade your ticket onsite to the American Heritage Annual Pass.  

Children ages 6 and under are free!

Learn more about Yorktown Victory Center on MB!

Jamestown Settlement is also offering FREE ADMISSION on Veterans Day, learn more on the MB Blog!

Please help SPREAD THE WORD on these great Veterans Day offers!

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