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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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We were with a Living History Conference tour group and were very limited in the amount of time we had at the battlefield and the Victory Center. We did have time to walk near the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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American Fork, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We were with a Living History Conference tour group and were very limited in the amount of time we had at the battlefield and the Victory Center. We did have time to walk near the Victory Center to see the cannons located around the area nearby. If we had had more time and been on our own we would have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We have been to almost all the historical sites in Williamsburg and Jamestown, but for whatever reason we had not visited Yorktown Battlefield before recently taking our grandchildren (11 and 9). This was a terrific tour. The movie in the Visitor's Center is interesting and sets the scene fo what occurred. But whatmade our tour memorable was our Ranger/Guide, Nate.... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Yorktown Battlefield has the typical visitor center with the typical film that will get you up to speed with the where, what and why of the actions that made history on this site. Again I'll make my complaint that in 2015 I've been to a LOT of National Parks and yet to find one that has a film/video in contemporary... More 

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

You can purchase a CD for your car and take the auto tour around the battlefield. There are also places to walk around and get a better idea of how far apart things were and a sense of how the battle went. We did not get to see Washington's quarters in the woods because the deer flies were so thick,... More 

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

It was really hot out, so my dad and I were unsure about visiting Yorktown. Fortunately, we were able to get a map and drive around at our own pace around Yorktown. Perfect for those who do not want to be in the heat!

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East Peoria,IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We spent a few hours here since we were in the "historic triangle" area of Virginia. We watched the movie, visited the museum area, and did one driving tour. The drive along the Colonial Parkway on the way to the Battlefield was very nice too. Wish we had more time to explore the town, but we needed to head for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We didn't have time to walk the battlefield, but we did the driving tour--very nice. Awesome surprise after watching the movie; we were lead outside the building by the Yorktown Fife and Drum Corps. Made up entirely of kids, they played period instruments, wore period costume and were very impressive. Our 8 year old son didn't move an inch during... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Many of the original canons are on site and have interesting engravings. Trenches were dug and mostly still there, interesting self drive tour of the different locations of the battles including Redoubt #9 and #10. Visit to the Moore house where the signing of the surrender took place. You can also buy a CD which will walk you step-by-step with... More 

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Pasadena MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The Yorktown Battlefield is not like many others that I have visited. There are very few monuments and the fields are as natural as they were over 200 years ago (except for parking areas and roads). To best experience the landscape and see the defense lines you will either need a motor vehicle or a bicycle. For the true historian,... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We had 3 full days in Williamsburg and we really wanted to take advantage of all we could. In reading the forums some people said that Yorktown wasn't as interesting as Jamestown and CW and if you are short on time, skip Yorktown. What a mistake that would've been. I thought Yorktown was one of the most interesting stops we... More 

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Address: 1000 Colonial Parkway, Yorktown, VA 23690
Phone Number: 757 898 2410
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Yorktown

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