Visiting the Yorktown Victory Center Museum Near Williamsburg, Virginia
Every year, people from all over the country visit the Williamsburg area in Virginia on vacation. While the area is home to a number of world class theme parks and other attractions, the biggest draws are the sites of historical significance that are found here. If you are staying in or near Colonial Wiliiamsburg and looking to make the most of your time here by visiting all of the most important historic locations, you will definitely want to make time in your vacation itinerary to visit Yorktown.
Yorktown’s Victory Center is one of the best museums and educational centers in the country for finding out more about the lead up to the American Revolution, and the effect the events of the war had on real men, women and children. The victory Center features a number of well presented indoor exhibitions, explaining about things like the Declaration of Independence and what it meant to real local people at the time, as well as the ships involved in the war that used the York river.
For history buffs, this museum is a must see, however it is also accessible enough that it will be interesting to all of the family. In addition to the indoor displays there are also outdoor recreation scenes where you can explore a farm and a soldier’s camp. There are also daily live displays of weapons, where you can see a cannon fired, among other fascinating artillery.
The Yorktown Victory Center is open all year round, with the exception of the major holidays (Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Year), and is open from 9-5 or 6pm if you visit in July and August. Admission costs $9.50 for adults and $5.50 for kids, except for children under 6 years old who can enter for free. You can find out more about the Victory Center by visiting their official website at http://www.historyisfun.org/ or by calling 888-593-4682 or 757-253-4838.