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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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Burlington, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

From reading to taking tours, the Yorktown Battlefield was and is a significant role in the formation of our country. From walking in the footsteps of those who fought for our rights to examining the earthworks that were remade during the Civil War the entire area is saturated with historic meaning. The site is truly awe-inspiring and humbling. It is... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The start of the tour was a relaxing atmosphere and experience. My friends and I paid a nominal fee to the United States Parks Service and was escorted into the theater to watch a synopsis of the town's history and how it played a major part during the Revolutionary War and the Battle Between the States (Civil War). When we... More

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powell, Ohio, USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

You can read about battles all you want but until you stand on an earthwork and see with your own eyes the distances, you can't really grasp the scale of 18th century warfare. A walk through the museum is a must. Our only disappointment was with the driving tour. There must have been signs missing because we got hopelessly lost.... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

At first glance the view of the vast field sweeping over the Battle of Yorktown doesn't seem that impressive. Wait. It begins to sink in. You can almost see the skirmish lines of the British Red Coats lined up against American and French forces firing cannons at a distance of only 400 yards. In the Bay, a French naval fleet... More

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Ashburn, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Park rangers informative. Also take the driving tour which is free. Several good restaurants along the York River at Yorktown but some are not cheap.

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Hillsdale, New Jersey
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have been to many historic parks but this is one of the few that really gives you a good sense of what went on here. The museum is not much but you must walk the battlefield and see where the Americans and French stood as they prepared for the final assault in the British entrenchments. A must for anyone... More

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Lucerne Valley, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If you love history then this is one place you must see. It is fantastic for history lovers of all ages and has a variety of different things to see.

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Wiconisco
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a must do!! It's got a great museum with all sorts of interesting exhibits and a really accessible battlefield to check out. I would highly recommend it!! It's a very pretty drive along the colonial park way to get there.

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Mesa, AZ
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95 reviews 95 reviews
42 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

History is all around you here. Most people do not know the significance of the place, I certainly didn't, but I have come home with a new respect for everyone involved. Short film is well wort?h your 15 minutes, the ranger led talk is full of information, you're standing right where something very important happened-just amazing....Small, but interesting museum with... More

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Holden, Massachusetts
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We visited Yorktown after visiting Historic Jamestowne ... going from the old to the "new" in history. If you go be sure to take advantage of one of the guided tours. Linda, our ranger/guide, was the most passionate and knowledgable historians I have ever come across. Aside from being a beautiful day to walk the grounds, it was nice to... More

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