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Nelson House, Yorktown

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#7 of 7 in Historic Sites in Yorktown
Battlefield · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
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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  • The Nelson house is one of the surviving homes from before the Seige of Yorktown, and we are fortunate to be able to see it still standing considering the pounding it took. You can see the locations....  more »
  • What will bring your attention to this house is that there are still cannonballs in the walls of the exterior of the house from the Siege of Yorktown. It is also the home of a signer of the...  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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