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Yorktown Battlefield, Yorktown

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See the site of the Revolutionary War's last major battle, Yorktown Battlefield. Here the American and French troops secured the independence of the United States from the British in 1781. Begin at the visitor center, where you can watch a short video introduction and admire artifacts found on the battlefield, including tents used by Gen. George Washington's army. Maps available at the reception desk give instructions for self-guided driving tours. If you'd prefer to explore on foot with a guide, take a ranger-led walking tour. The guided tour also includes a stop in the Historic Jamestowne. A small per-person fee is charged at the reception desk. Add Yorktown Battlefield to your Yorktown travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Yorktown vacation planning site.
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  • There is a visitor center with some exhibits and a 15 minute video which is helpful in understanding what happened at the battle. There was a ranger giving a talk outside, but there was no published.....  more
    There is a visitor center with some exhibits and a 15 minute video which is helpful in understanding what happened at the battle. There was a ranger giving a talk outside, but there was no published.....  more »
  • Went here on a Monday afternoon and it was a good time. Here is a museum ran by the National park service but we only confirmed our passes worked and left. This review is mainly about the audio tour.....  more
    Went here on a Monday afternoon and it was a good time. Here is a museum ran by the National park service but we only confirmed our passes worked and left. This review is mainly about the audio tour.....  more »
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  • So in love with Yorktown. My meditation spot. The atmosphere is surreal. Rich in history. Absolutely stunning views. What's not to love? (H💚ME) Photo's are of Yorktown National Cemetery / Battlefield. My daughter and I walked the battlefield and had a memorable day.
  • The visitor center provides a great introduction to the battle/siege of Yorktown. Then, the driving tour provides a good exposure to what the battlefield probably looked like. Redoubt 9/10 is the best stop, but I'd recommend doing the driving tour stopping at the second siege line, Redoubt 9/10, the Moore House, and surrender field at a minimum. Make sure you pick up the park brochure to compliment the specific driving tour signs to help you navigate to the stops.

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