Rising to revolution, the Continental Army led by General Washington encamped at Yorktown. This re-creation is just a short ... More
Yorktown Victory Center
Rising to revolution, the Continental Army led by General Washington encamped at Yorktown. This re-creation is just a short distance from the original site of the battle that won the American Revolution in 1781. Re-enactors at Yorktown demonstrate musket drills, colonial cooking and grim war-time medical practices. At a model 18th-century farm, you can help weed the garden, spin flax into thread and watch costumed interpreters cook in a colonial kitchen adjacent to the farmhouse. In the galleries, children can play in 18th-century clothes and participate in activities like making woodblock rubbings. Artifacts, including those from an excavated British ship, complete this comprehensive view of military life during the American Revolution. Just one of the many sights that make up the Historic Triangle (Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown).
If you want to see the whole Yorktown Battlefield, not just the Victory Center, drive there and skip the shuttle. You can't realistically walk the whole battlefield and see all there is to see from there. You need to be able to drive from spot to spot. That being said, it is definitely worth seeing.
This was our first trip to the historic triangle and I was surprised at the fun we had at the victory center. It is all interactive with wonderful interpretures who really take you back in time to the 1780's are more than willing to take time to explain and answer all questions. We ended up spending about 3 1/2 to 4 hrs. there and as soon as our grandsons are old enough we will take them there. History is Fun. Suzanne and Al Marzano
I have mixed feelings about the Victory Center. I'm not sure whether it was because we were short of time and I would have preferred to have spent more time on the actual battlefield. This seems more of a tourist trap to bring in more dollars. There were parts of it that were interesting and educational, but most of it seemed like a "made for tourist" attraction. The encampment was of some interest, the young man who described how field surgery was back then was interesting to listen to. I suppose if money were no object and you had plenty of time, this would be ok to visist, however I much preferred wlaking and driving around the actual battlefield.
This is the state run park (as opposed to the national park at the battle field). This is more interactive as you get to see recreations of the encampments that the soldiers lived in and the typical town after the Revolutionary War. There are costumed interpreters that will describe the various functions of life that people followed during this time period.
Also of interest, the museum houses many artifacts from the Revolutionary period. There is also a short film that gives a brief overview of the battle.
A tip for those who are seeing both this and the Jamestown Settlement, if you purchase both tickets at the same time, you will receive a discount.
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