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Virginia

3/16/2007
Yorktown Victory Center Boasts New Exhibition

 

Yorktown Victory Center Unveils

Exhibition About Virginia's Heritage

Photo of Revolutionary War encampment goes here.

Visitors may visit a re-creation of a Revolutionary War Encampment at Yorktown Victory Center.*

The Yorktown Victory Center is located in the town where the decisive battle of the Revolutionary War took place in 1781. This spring, the museum has introduced a new long-term exhibition, "The Legacy of Yorktown: Virginia Beckons."

This riveting exhibition tells the story of those who shaped the commonwealth's society, from Powhatan Indians to Africans and Europeans; the latter two groups began arriving in the 1600s. The exhibition focuses on both individuals and groups who came to Virginia during a 200-year period. It also incorporates the theme of creating a new national government. And, the exhibition focuses on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Other gallery exhibits, an outdoor living-history Continental Army encampment and 1780s-era farm trace events that led to the Revolution. These also explore the impact the Revolution had on the people of the era.

The Yorktown Victory Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. From June 15 through Aug. 15, it features extended hours until 6 p.m. daily. 

A combination ticket that includes the Yorktown Victory Center and Historic Jamestowne (its sister site) costs $17.75 for adults and $8.50 for children ages 6 to 12. Or, admission to only the Yorktown Victory Center is $8.75 for adults and $4.50 for those 6 to 12.

Yorktown Victory Center tickets are included in several Williamsburg area joint tickets and vacation packages available through the Williamsburg Hotel & Motel Association at 800-494-8643.

The Yorktown Victory Center is located on Route 1020 in Yorktown, near Yorktown Battlefield, administered by the National Park Service. The living history museum is operated by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, a Virginia state agency.

For more information

Call 888-593-4682 or 757-253-4838. Or, visit www.historyisfun.org

*Photo is owned, copyrighted and used courtesy of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation. All rights reserved. Do not link to nor copy this photo. Thank you.

 

   

    

 


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