Narrative: Why did the British General Cornwallis come to Yorktown in 1781? What caused General Cornwallis to decide it was a good military decision to sink his own ships along the York River waterfront? Join us for an exploration of the history and archaeology and learn about the current status of the Yorktown Sunken Fleet.
Orientation and 3 – 20 Minute Stations:
- The Siege of Yorktown /Map Studies
- STEM to Stern – The Shipwreck Betsy
- Life During the Siege – Drawing the Past
- Life After a Shipwreck – Underwater Habitats
Grade level: 4-12
Program Location: Watermen’s Museum
Program Length: 1.5 hours
Program Cost: $5 per participant
To schedule a program tour at the museum or to receive more information, please call (757) 887-2641 or email “admin @watermens.org” (please remove space from address and copy to your email “TO” section.