Museum of American Revolution

The Yorktown American Revolution Museum chronicles the entire Revolutionary period, from colonial unrest to the formation of the new nation. A long-standing need to modernize and expand the exhibits required a new museum and extensive reconstruction of the museum and outdoor exhibits. LPDA prepared initial feasibility studies and layouts for the entire campus. Exploring options to construct a new museum while preserving the function of the old museum and outdoor interpretive areas. After construction of the main museum building.  LPDA worked closely with the project Architect (Guernsey Tingle) and JTYTF to prepare final layouts for the outdoor living history museum. Our focus was on the design and detailing of exhibit areas, public spaces and amenities. This included entry areas, walk widths, amenity areas, grading, and materials palette. LPDA was responsible for selection and specification of materials for hardscape and landscape, refinement of applicable details, developing native plant materials lists, coordinating low-impact storm water features and preparing graphic exhibits. Visitors are able to explore a re-created Continental Army encampment and 1780’s farm, complete with a house, kitchen, tobacco barn, crop fields, and herb and vegetable garden, shows how many Americans lived during the Revolutionary era. Modern amenities, including a visitor pavilion, comfort station and site furnishings, facilitate the visitor experience.


Yorktown, VA
Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation
Museum Campus Feasibility Study, Living HIstory Museum Master Planning, Site Layout and Grading, Landscape Architecture
4 Acres