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Colonial National Historical Park

Address: Yorktown, VA
Phone Number: 757-898-2410
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Ranked #4 of 20 Attractions in Yorktown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, National Parks, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Driving
Owner description: An area of southeast Virginia where the following major historical sites/towns are linked by a...
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Type: Historic Sites, National Parks, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Driving
Owner description: An area of southeast Virginia where the following major historical sites/towns are linked by a 23-mile road: Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown.

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Albemarle, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Very interesting & educational. The people playing the roles were awesome. We enjoyed the different depictions of history at the different locations within the park.

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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Must see esp.for history buffs. Very well laid out. Demonstrations were great and employees took time to answer questions. They involved children in presentations.

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NYS
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

I have never before reviewed a road, but this one, built by visionaries in the 1930s, is worth it. It's a beautiful, limited access, free road linking Yorktown, Williamsburg, and Jamestown. You share the road with bicycles but not with trucks. And there is no urban sprawl. The views and the drive itself are peacful and lovely.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

The ranger we had did a great job of not only learning a few things but helping us experience and understand what went on in the battlefields. The ranger was great and you could tell she enjoyed her work. It was eery being on the battlefield and feeling what those soldiers went thru. The movie inside was also very good.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

We went here on vacation and enjoyed ourselves, a must for the young and old at heart!! We saw folks dressed in period costumes and there were several different reenactments on each day to leave you mesmerized ! It was well worth the visit and would do it again.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

I get to live here! Walk your dog on DoG (Duke of Gloucester) Street, worship God in a real 18th century building with real 21st century folks, get a unique sense of what it might have been like to live at the time of the Revolution. Puts bricks and mortar, flesh and blood to dusty history.

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Augusta, Georgia
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321 reviews 321 reviews
56 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

We were visiting Williamsburg in December as my wife had never seen it. One thing to note is that you don't need to buy a ticket to walk the area and go into some of the general store type of shops. However if you are interested in hearing people wearing outfits of the times tell about their life or want... More 

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Omaha
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128 reviews 128 reviews
26 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

This is a special national park and you should share it with others like your children. Here is he story of why we are Americans and not English. We are fortunate that early landscape architects from the National Park Service understood this and worked to create the park that exist today.

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012 via mobile

Have come here many times over the years, both alone and with our children. This is a fun way to expose them to our nation's history. The boys loved climbing on the cannons and talking to the Rangers. They have a great Junior Ranger program. Plenty to interest adults too. Come during the Fall for breathtaking views and beautiful trees... More 

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San Antonio, TX
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

The movie gave an overview of the battle. It was well done. We were all set to go on a guided tour and it started to rain. The exhibits were well done. My husband especially liked the recreation of a battleship in the exhibit area. Because of the rain, we did not drive the battlefield loop.

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