Yorktown: The Civil War

Narrative:  Why did the Confederate and Federal forces both want control of the Chesapeake Bay and the Hampton Roads Peninsula? Who was the common soldier of the Civil War? How did the War affect civilians and, especially the African American population along the Chesapeake Bay?


Orientation and 3 – 20 Minute Stations:

  1. Yorktown During the Civil War /Map Studies
  2. Common Soldier of the Civil War
  3. Civilians During the Civil War
  4. African Americans During the Civil War

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.