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Nelson House, Yorktown

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#7 of 7 in Historic Sites in Yorktown
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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  • Our tour guide finished the tour here so we went inside. It is not furnished but a guide inside gave a very interesting talk about the history of the house. 15 minutes. We then did some colonial danci...  more »
  • Not much as far as decorations or furniture inside but still very interesting to see the layout and grounds. While strolling in Yorktown, I would definitely not omit.  more »
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  • 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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