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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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One of my favorite battlefields visited

We've traveled to many battlefields, but this was only our second Revolutionary War site. I love learning about the various maneuvers and strategies and felt this site did an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Cincinnati, OH
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Cincinnati, OH
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85 reviews 85 reviews
56 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We've traveled to many battlefields, but this was only our second Revolutionary War site. I love learning about the various maneuvers and strategies and felt this site did an excellent job of interpreting that. The visitor's center is definitely worth a stop for the small museum inside which contains interesting artifacts including George Washington's tent. The staff here was especially... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

The actual museum is very nice, but it is really the physical battlefield that is the star here. Make sure to hike over the bridge to find the Yorktown Triumph Statue, it is amazing!! Also nice views of the water, and walk into town which is cute and cozy.

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Sydney, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a great guide, who was obviously an expert on the topic, take us on the battlefield tour. We came away knowing not just about detail of the battle but also an overview of the historic context. Highly recommend you do the tour and exhibits. We went to the victory centre and were very disappointed as it was really... More 

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Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

The Battlefield is easy to drive and well maintained with a lovely gift shop. The different campsites of the Continental Army and Cornwallis's camp site were marked well and easy to read. The placement of the type of canon's used were very interesting.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We arrived at the Yorktown Battlefield late in the day. Admission is still full price, even if it's an hour before closing, so go early. We enjoyed the brief (but dated) movie and touring the indoor displays. Outside there are trails you can walk and drive. Not a whole lot to see.

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Tappahannock, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

You expect to learn a lot at a site like the Yorktown battlefield, but you don't necessarily expect it to be fun. The guides are wonderful and really try to make it interactive for younger visitors. Watch the video... very educational.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The exhibits at the Visitor Center were excellent, including the film. The staff were helpful as we were trying to squeeze in a lot in the 90 minutes we had before the center and the Moore House closed. What a wonderful opportunity to see Cornwallis' table and Washington's tent--it is amazing that those artifacts have been preserved in the 234... More 

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Palos Heights
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We liked the exhibits at the battlefield and the depth of knowledge of the Ranger/Tour Guide. The battlefield is compact so it made it easy to move around and for everyone to be able to see and hear the Guide.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

It is fun to drive the histrorial route. There are many signs to explaining history in each area. It is Area fee. You must obtain tickets at Colonial Park VIsitor Center

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ohio
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My husband and I came here on a Sunday afternoon as we love touring historic sites. I will say we were a bit let down. The visitor center staff was slightly rude and not wanting to answer questions. We did get to see a slight reenactment with cannon fire. We learned a bit about the battle at Yorktown, but all... More 

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