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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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  • We arrived here on a gorgeous, cool spring day. Not sure how touring battlefields would be in the summer, but it was enjoyable for us. Note- you need a CD player to take the audio tour. We didn’t have...  more »
  • We got a CD from the visitor center which was a guide through the battlefield area. It was a great help in visualizing the progression of the battle. Very cool.  more »
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  • Well done exhibits. The visitor center is nice. The video is very old. Battlefield is a great place to visit. Tours are exceptional.
  • It was a rainy day, so we weren't able to take the walking tour of the battlefield. But our tour guide took us into a classroom where he told us about the siege and surrender. He knew all the details and had lots of interesting stories about the people, weapons, etc. The museum is small but good. Definitely worth the trip.

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