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Yorktown Battlefield

Address: 1000 Colonial Parkway, Yorktown, VA 23690
Phone Number: 757 898 2410
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Colonial Williamsburg City Tour
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Ranked #2 of 20 Attractions in Yorktown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Battlefields, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Dining, Group tours/walking tour
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Type: Battlefields, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Dining, Group tours/walking tour
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English first
Salisbury, Massachusetts, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We visiting in January so there were no crowds and it was slightly cool but you could drive around in your car, following the arrows, and stop and read the signs from your car. There were the mounds and trenches where the soldiers hid and the canons. It was a beautiful area that made you stop and think--such a beautiful... More 

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North America
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to learn about the revolutionary days .The guides are a wealth of historic knowledge and are very easy to talk to and have a step back in time.You will enjoy the camp all set up ,the living history is beautifully done and kids are made to feel welcome great family day .

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OLYMPIA
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297 reviews 297 reviews
80 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Take the drive through the battlefield to see where the fortifications were, where the armies assembled, and where the surrender took place. It is a beautiful area.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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110 reviews 110 reviews
62 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Much like Gettysburg except there are more old buildings that are still in use in Yorktowne proper. Hope there's a CD driving tour offered.

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London, Ohio, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The park rangers are very nice. Maps are helpful but you have to really like battlefields. Going at Christmas meant no lines but also fewer chances to get led tours. The gift shop offers CDs to guide you.

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Spokane, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I am local, so I go on my motorcycle at least once every two months. Beautiful drive! After you do all the routes, drive down to the Yorktown Beach and take the scenic highway to Jamestown. Don't forget to visit the Newport News Park :)

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Yorktown, Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I live in Yorktown and finally took the tour of the battlefields. Great experience for entire family. There is no cost for the car drive self tour through the entire area. There are several different battlefields and signage telling of the specific skirmish. A must for any history buff and great education on the final days of the revolution. There... More 

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Minnetonka
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I really liked this battlefield. This is not like a Civil War battlefield; it is much smaller. You can walk out and see pretty much the whole battlefield from the visitor center. Good things come in small packages, though. I spent 2 hours or so there and really enjoyed it. Make sure you get the ranger tour. It isn't terribly... More 

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Easley, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

It was great! The kids loved this more than Colonial Williamsburg. The museum inside was great and we enjoyed the movie. I recommend buying the cd and taking the driving tour. The Rangers were great and my boys even earned their Junior Ranger badge for the park. We were there in October when they celebrate the surrender of Cornwallis to... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

We recently took the ranger led battlefield tour at Yorktown Virginia. the guide, Linda, was interesting and brought the battle of Yorktown to life. She made the story an experience not to be missed. If you are in the area do not miss this great tour.

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