*Abbreviations under the "Available" column: A = Available // NA = Not Available // R = Previously Registered // WL = Currently on the Wait List
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - $95
Includes round-trip passage, lunch, guided tour
On October 19, 1778, the British, under Cornwallis, surrendered to the allied American and French Forces at Yorktown. The Battle of Yorktown proved to be the last major engagement of the American Revolution. The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown had its grand opening ceremony last March and tells more than the story of the Battle of Yorktown. Through its 22,000 square feet of indoor exhibits and outdoor living history, the Museum offers a national perspective of the epic scale of the nation’s founding and Revolutionary War heritage.
The permanent exhibition galleries encompass the tumult and promise of the Revolution through period artifacts and immersive environments, dioramas, interactive exhibits and short films. Close to 500 artifacts are on exhibit including a July 1776 Declaration of Independence broadside, a June 1776 Philadelphia printing of the Virginia Declaration of Rights and a coronation portrait of King George III. The storyline continues beyond the indoor galleries with a living-history Continental Army encampment and Revolution-era farm.
Upon arrival at Yorktown, OLLI Outing travelers will enjoy lunch at the Riverwalk Restaurant, which offers wide views of the York River, Coleman Bridge and Gloucester shoreline. Following lunch, we will have a guided tour of the American Revolution Museum, both inside and outside.
Bus Departures and Returns:
Depart: 7:30 a.m. / Return: 6:15 p.m.
Depart: 8:30 a.m. / Return: 5:15 p.m.
|T11||Grace Giras||Oct 5||Th||See Outing Information||$95.00||A|