Liberty Celebration: American Revolution Museum @ Yorktown
This Fourth of July, salute the 244th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence during the Liberty Celebration at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, with interpretive programs, artillery demonstrations and opportunities to explore the challenges that faced our nation’s founders.
From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 4, visitors can enjoy a variety of liberty experiences indoors. See a rare July 1776 broadside of the Declaration of Independence on exhibit in our galleries, catch a showing of introductory film “Liberty Fever” in the main theater, and discover personal stories of African Americans on both sides of the American Revolution in “Forgotten Soldier” on extended display through July 8.
Outdoor living-history areas are open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., offering visitors a chance to take part in patriotic programming as historical interpreters demonstrate daily life for 18th-century soldiers and citizens. Stop by the Continental Army encampment at 2 p.m. for a special program on feeding the troops, and visit the amphitheater at 11 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. to feel the thunder of a cannon blast as an artillery crew fires a salute to our nation’s founders.
Throughout the day on the re-created Revolution-era farm, learn how Colonial farmers became more self-sufficient by growing and processing flax, cotton and wool for homespun cloth. See what’s cooking in the kitchen as historical interpreters prepare a variety of recipes from Virginia’s earliest cookbooks and explore the evolution of period dishes through cultural influences.
Cost: $15.25 for adults, $7.75 for youth ages 6-12 and free for children under age 6.
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