January 29, 2019 -  Experience 2019 at Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. This year marks the 400th anniversary of key historical events that occurred in Virginia in 1619 and continue to define America today. As part of 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution, an amazing lineup of special exhibitions, events, public lectures and programs take place at both museums. Jamestown Settlement is a stage for the 2019 Commemoration with dramatic films and immersive exhibits that share the story of the Jamestown colony and its evolution through the 17th century, brought to life in outdoor re-creations of a Powhatan Indian village, three 1607 ships and colonial fort. At the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, tales of citizens and soldiers come alive through immersive gallery exhibits, films and interactive experiences in outdoor re-creations of a Continental Army encampment and Revolution-era farm.

African-American Cultural Heritage Month at Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

The year 2019 marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first recorded Africans in English North America. Througout the month of February, Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown will present “African-American Cultural Heritage Month,” featuring a variety of programs that reflect and honor the significant contributions and achievements of African Americans in our nation’s history.  


 ‘TENACITY' Special Exhibition at Jamestown Settlement Reveals Stories of Women in Early Virginia 

“TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia,” a special yearlong exhibition at Jamestown Settlement, shares little-known, personal stories of real women in Jamestown and the early Virginia colony and their tenacious spirit and impact on a fledgling society. Through interactive experiences and rare artifacts – some on display for the first time in America – discover stories of Virginia Indian, Angolan and English women in the Virginia colony. “TENACITY” is a legacy project of the 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution.

 ‘After Angelo: Celebrating Black Women
in America,' February 23
at Jamestown Settlement

African-American women, from 1619 to today, are celebrated at Jamestown Settlement with a day of music, dramatic performance and historical presentations from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., followed by an evening of jazz and blues from 6 to 10 p.m. headlined by Jackie Scott & the House Wreckers and Liz Montgomery & Jazz Trio."After Angelo" daytime events are included with admission; separate ticket required for evening concert.

Blast from the Past: Artillery in the War of Independence

Set Your Sights on 'Blast from the Past' Exhibition at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown


Through March 3, take in the size and scope of artillery used on all fronts of the Revolution by American, French and British forces in the ongoing “Blast from the Past: Artillery in the War of Independence” special exhibition. Through interactive elements and cannon and mortars on display, the special exhibition explores a range of topics from innovations in artillery design and technology to the individual roles of an artillery crew.

Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Jamestown Settlement admission is $17.50 for adults and $8.25 for ages 6-12. American Revolution Museum at Yorktown admission is $15.00 for adults and $7.50 for ages 6-12. Save 20% with a combination ticket to both museums: $26.00 for adults and $12.50 for ages 6-12. An annual pass to both museums is $38.00 for adults and $19.00 for ages 6-12; special online offer available for Virginia residents. A variety of  tickets and packages available with Williamsburg area attractions. Children under 6 and locals admitted free. For more information, call (888) 593-4682 toll-free or visit www.historyisfun.org
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