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Nelson House, Yorktown

#6 of 6 in Historic Sites in Yorktown
Battlefield · Hidden Gem · Landmark
Thomas Nelson House is an historic Colonial home in Yorktown, Virginia. It was built around 1730 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966.
It was built by Thomas "Scotch Tom" Nelson around 1730, and occupied by his son, Thomas Nelson, Jr. It was damaged during the siege of Yorktown. It served as a hospital, during the Civil War. In 1914, Captain and Mrs. George P. Blow bought it and called it, "York Hall". In 1968, the National Park Service bought it and restored it. It is open for tours as part of the Yorktown Battlefield attractions.
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  • House not open to tours due to Covid-19. They are hoping to open later in June 2021. Learned the history of the Nelson family from the information plaque on the premises. Georgian style home that...  more »
  • We did a walking tour from the visitor center to the old town area. The ranger at the visitor center pointed out a stop at this house will show there are still cannon balls in the exterior. Looking...  more »
  • Gorgeous historical home of Thomas Nelson. Beautiful sunken garden escape. Learn of the Gentry, Gentry housewife life, his lineage, explore the grounds with family or friends.
  • Beautiful historic Manor house belonging to one of our founding fathers. Informative self guided tour. Open times are spotty though due to the parks department being understaffed so check ahead to make sure they're open.

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