Artillery firing in the re-created Continental Army encampment at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.

"Blast from the Past: Artillery in the War of Independence" Special Exhibition

American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
200 Water Street
Yorktown, VA 23690
United States 200 Water Street Yorktown 23690


  • Adult combination ticket with Jamestown Settlement: $25.50
  • Adults: $15.00
  • Ages 6-12: $7.50
  • Youth combination ticket with Jamestown Settlement: $12.25

As the last great victory of the American Revolution, the 1781 Siege at Yorktown is known for the use of artillery by General George Washington's Continental Army. Through interactive elements and artifact displays, the "Blast from the Past: Artillery in the War of Independence" special exhibition will feature artillery used on all fronts of the American Revolution by the American, French and British forces.

From June 10, 2018, through January 5, 2019, the special exhibition will explore a range of topics from innovations in artillery design and technology to the individual roles of an artillery crew. Topics will examine artillery deployment and transport, as well as the range of fire and science behind these powerful weapons.

The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (until 6 p.m. June 15-August 15). The museum is located is located at 200 Water Street, in Yorktown, Virginia. Parking is free.