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Yorktown Battlefield

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Address: 1000 Colonial Parkway, Yorktown, VA 23690
Phone Number: 757 898 2410
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Activities: Dining, Group tours/walking tour
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Impressive Revolutionary War Historical Site

Not to shame my knowledge of the revolutionary war, but I learned an immense amount about the importance of the Battle at Yorktown on this tour. The outrageous historical... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
JPlatner
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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128 reviews 128 reviews
28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Not to shame my knowledge of the revolutionary war, but I learned an immense amount about the importance of the Battle at Yorktown on this tour. The outrageous historical importance of this site is hard to comprehend, and the momemtum that the French and Americans turned against the British at this site helped shape the new world. The museum is... More 

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Warsaw, Indiana
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21 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

After going to the visitor center, you leave and drive the battlefield. The park is open past 5, so it can be the second half of a day at Yorktown. There are several locations to get out and view descriptions and get perspective. Also, there is a CD that adds details along the way. We found it very helpful.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

The Colonial National Historical Park, operated by the National Park Service, commemorates the beginning of English Colonial history in the New World at Historic Jamestowne and memorializes the end of English Colonial history in the New World at Yorktown. It is interesting to note that English Colonial history here began and ended at two sites that are just over 20... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

the tent used by Washington in the Revolutionary war, which had been preserved by Robert E. Lee, and which was left in the care of Mrs. Lee's house servant slave when Arlington was evacuated at the start of the Civil War. Incredible historic artifacts.

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Germantown, Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The Visitor's Center has some good displays explaining the time-line for the battle, how the earthworks were constructed, and the importance of the battle to the Revolutionary War. They really helped educate me allowed me to get some sense of what battle was like back in the 1700's. Pretty brutal experience. The patriots fighting the battles in that period definitely... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We always try to listen to the Ranger talks at all of the National Parks we visit. They are so good and full of information about the site. This was no different. She explained the history, the weapons, the geography and the role it played and she showed the battlefield itself. All of this is necessary to understand why America... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Very impressive and extensive site, with a good little museum and a good introductory movie, but the site really comes alive if you take the ranger-guided 1 hour (approximately) tour. You'll understand so much more about the site and what happened (an why). Worthwhile and educational afternoon!

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Cumberland, Maryland
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Tip #1- Visit the Yorktown Battlefields before you go to Yorktown Victory Center. It will make more sense. From the start of the introductory film to pulling out of the parking lot, our understanding of the magnitude of what all came together to finally win our independence was clearly portrayed. The interactive museum and other exhibits is extremely well done.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We took our girls ages 6 and 8 and they loved everything about it! There were many interactive displays with soldiers on both sides of the Revolutionary War. You really got a history lesson there that was good for all ages!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We enjoyed the battlefields and the drive to the sights. I enjoyed the history of what happen. And the cost is affordable for anyone.

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