The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown offers 22,000 square feet of gallery space filled with interactive and multimedia exhibits, artifacts, and dioramas. The museum features a timeline of the American Revolution, as well exhibits on African Americans in the American Revolution and the Revolutionary War in the South. A theater in the museum screens a film entitled Liberty Fever, and outdoors a living history Continental Army Encampment delights visitors with costumed interpreters, artillery demonstrations, reenactments, and fife and drum corps.

Amenities include a cafe as well as a gift and bookshop. The museum is located a few miles from Yorktown Battlefield, and close to the scenic 23-mile Colonial Parkway that connects the Historic Triangle of Yorktown, Jamestown and Colonial Williamsburg.

Pictured at the top: The American Revolution Museum 'War in the South' exhibit.

Left, Phillis Wheatley was an acclaimed African American poet during the Revolutionary War era. Right, When George III was crowned in 1760, he tightened the rein on the American colonies and imposed tax burdens.

Thomas Jefferson authored the Declaration of Independence.

'The distinctions between Virginians, Pennsylvanians, New Yorkers, and New Englanders are no more. I am not a Virginian, but an American.'  - Patrick Henry