october, 2019

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20oct9:00 am5:00 pmYorktown Victory Celebration9:00 am - 5:00 pm American Revolution Museum Yorktown

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Yorktown Victory Celebration

The 238th anniversary of America’s momentous 1781 Revolutionary War victory at Yorktown will be celebrated October 19 and 20 at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown with hands-on military experiences, artillery firings and interpretive programs.

Programs

Commemorative programs take place on October 19, Yorktown Day, at Yorktown Battlefield and in Historic Yorktown.

Visitors to the Continental Army encampment will discover aspects of military life, from enlistment to troop supplies and flintlock muskets to 18th-century medical care. Visitors can take part in daily artillery demonstrations and interact with costumed historical interpreters.

Farm visitors can learn about typical life of a Revolution-era farming family, including how families produced homespun clothing during the war and assist in turning plant fibers for cloth. A daily program will allow visitors to lend a hand with 18th-century meal preparation and preservation.

Indoors, visitors can take in the “Liberty Fever”introductory film, tour immersive exhibition galleries, including “The Siege of Yorktown” experiential theater with special effects.

Siege of Yorktown immersive film

Cost

The event is included with museum admission. Residents of York County, James City County and the City of Williamsburg, including College of William and Mary students, receive free admission with proof of residency.

$15.00 for adults, and $7.50 for ages 6-12. Children under 6 receive complimentary admission.  For more information on Yorktown Victory Celebration or events at Yorktown, visit the Yorktown website.

Time

(Sunday) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location

American Revolution Museum Yorktown

Route 1020

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