A circa 1733 portrait of Ayuba Suleiman Diallo by William Hoare is one of the two earliest known portraits done from life of an African who had been enslaved in the 13 British colonies that became the United States of America. Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation collection.

African-American Exhibits and Films

Repeats Daily.
March 31, 2023 - 09:00 amMarch 31, 2023 - 05:00 pmFebruary 1 - 28, 2021, 9am - 5pm
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
200 Water Street
Yorktown, VA 23690
United States 200 Water Street Yorktown 23690


  • Children Under 6: $Free
  • JYF Museums Combination Adult Ticket: $28.90
  • JYF Museums Combination Youth (6-12) Ticket: $14.45

Throughout the year and in honor of Black History Month in February, the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and Jamestown Settlement present gallery exhibits, films and educational programs that recount the experiences of Africans and African Americans in early America, from the first known West Central Africans in Virginia in 1619 to the contributions of African Americans in the Revolutionary War.

Exhibits and event activities have been adapted with limited capacity in indoor spaces and protective safety protocols to ensure visitors enjoy a safe experience.

A value-saving combination ticket is available to the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and Jamestown Settlement. Separate museum admission available. Free parking at both museums.