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Yorktown Battlefield

Colonial Parkway, Yorktown, VA
757 898 2410
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Yorktown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Battlefields
Activities: Dining, Group tours/walking tour
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We followed a ranger for a battlefield talk and short walk. He was really interesting! I learned a lot and I am hoping my kids did too. We did not visit the Victory Center but did hit the highlights of the driving tour. We planned a short visit but spent several hours in the park because it was so interesting.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

After having gone to three civil war battlefields, it was surprising to have to pay to visit this one. I'm okay paying but it seems like it should have been one pass per carload or family and not one pass per individual. The museum here was just okay, not great. They do have some original tents from George Washington that... More

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Cinnaminson, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We have lost sight of our past in this country and this short battlefield tour is a great reminder of why should be extremely greatful for our freedom. These men that fought for independence to be enjoyed for hundreds of years later are true heroes. This tour is an eye opening look at history through the eyes of the American... More

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Green Valley, Arizona
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199 reviews 199 reviews
59 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

This place is steeped in history and really shows the huge siege encampment. Follow the battlefield signs from the visitor center for what is about an hour to two hour car trip through this historic area.

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Gibsonville, NC
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful battlefield of great importance to American History; as it serves as the site for Lord Cornwallis' surrender to General Washington's forces and as a Civil War battlefield. There are numerous period cannons on property to give you a sense of this period in time. If you visit in the late evening, you likely will be treated... More

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

One of the smaller battlefields that can be done in an hour or two if you are in a hurry. Stop at the visitors center for the short video and grab a map and drive it. We bought a CD at the Visitor's Center to listen to as we drove. You can stop and get out at various locations. Very... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Learned so much today about one of the most significant revolutionary battles in US history. The narrated tour, which takes about 50 minutes, was incredible. Our park ranger tour guide, Linda, was passionate and inspiring. So I highly recommend it. We also took the guided tour by car. It was humbling as well as beautiful. We even saw a family... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Pros; free with no tour. Cons; long drive, no paved path, long and lots of walking, bugs, boring to look at an open field. Cannons were plain and boring, needed some more stuff in the fields,...like a cannon ball hit, or some encampments, or soldier tents. Basically just got tied from walking around.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
41 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Get the map from the visitor centre and start a journey of discovery. The route is easy to follow and it makes you realise the area covered in the battle and how close the opposing forces were. From the sites of the encampments to the key battle grounds you can start to imagine the fear and the hardship endured by... More

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Ohio
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132 reviews 132 reviews
38 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

You can get a NPS pamphlet and drive the battlefield in an hour or so. The cannons and other armaments are interesting to view. There is a short video to orient yourself in the NPS building.

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