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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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History at its finest

History at its finest. Not much to see but just being there puts you in touch with what it is to be an American. This is where we began as a free nation!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

History at its finest. Not much to see but just being there puts you in touch with what it is to be an American. This is where we began as a free nation!

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Lansing, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Most of what you see here are fields, so the rest is left to your imagination. To get the best possible feel and understanding for the place and time, DO watch the short video in the visitor center, DO spend some time looking at the exhibits in the visitor center, (they are actually quite good and provided the best learning... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I'm a history buff and seeing Yorktown was on my Bucket List. I was there in October during the anniversary of the war between the British and the Colonists and their french allies. I was able to view a short re-enactment of the siege with real cannons and firearms used. It was terrific. October is not a usual vacation season;... More 

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Southport, NC, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The museum is very well done. It run by the National Park Service. If you don't have a National Park Pass, I recommend you get one. A pass that will get you into all the National Parks in not much more expensive than the entrance into one. This museum provides an excellent overview of the battle of Yorktown. Special recognition... More 

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bangor, pa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is a it's stop if you're in the area. The visitor center itself has a lot of wonderful pieces but the battle grounds are wonderful. I recommend taking a tour with one of the Rangers. They give you a great sense of what was happening at the time that brought the battle to Yorktown. You can also take a... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Cost money to do the battelfied. Walking distance to Riverwalk , but steep hill to walk down on the road after the bridge.You can also take Free Trolly to Riverwalk.

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Glyndon, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The Yorktown Battlefield sight is a great place to visit with school age children or teens. There are a couple of ways to see the battlefield itself but first you want to go to the visitor center to see the 15 minute movie which is a great introduction to the battle and the surrender of the British troops. Visit the... More 

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Lawrenceburg, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

First of all, make sure that you are at the National Historic Park site, for Yorktown Battlefield. This is part of the National Park System and has an excellent Visitor Center, with interactive displays, and of course a very good introductory movie. Then, purchase the cd to assist you on the amazing battleground driving tour. They say it will take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This place is a must-see you can go to the visits visitor center after 5 o'clock and you can buy a CD for five dollars it can take you around all of Yorktown so you can really get a feel of what happened at the battle of Yorktown. This place is a must-see you can go to the visits visitor... More 

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Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Guided tour is short for those with short attention spans, but ours was presented with very enthusiastically. The museum gallery was wonderful in a very elegant venue.

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