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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
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Type: Historic Sites, Battlefields
Activities: Dining, Group tours/walking tour
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Hannibal, MO
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

You National Park pass is good at Jamestown, too, so this is a good combination stop. Williamsburg is between the two, and the parkway is a pleasant drive connecting all three. We only had one day for this, but you will need two to get it all in.

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Sullivan, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Just what we had hoped to see, artillery, self guided driving battlefields tours. We read in history books, watched documentaries but until ya see in person doesn't set in what our fore fathers endured. Must see !!

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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

I know a good deal of American history but the great ranger guide added significantly to the story of the battle and the personalities involved.

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South Salem, NY
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74 reviews 74 reviews
31 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you have any feeling for the birth of our USA you need to visit here. The site is run by the National Park Service, so your visit is inexpensive (if you are 62 or older purchase the lifetime pass for $10 valid at all NPS parks and monuments). There is a short orientation movie and a nice small museum.... More

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Perth, Western Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
37 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Spent the morning here and it was very interesting. Listen to the movie first then look at the exhibits before taking the tours. Gives a good overview of the battle and the role of the French, Americans and British.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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198 reviews 198 reviews
67 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We had not been here for many years so we decided to visit this year. We purcased the audio CD ($5) which I recommend getting. It makes the drive more enjoyable and is extremely infomative. Lots of place to get up and walk aroubd. Nice relaxing stop.

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New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

After watching the movie and seeing the museum, go on the ranger's battlefield tour. It will give you a much better sense of the battle and the important contribution from the French. This is the National Park Service site. The Yorktown Victory Center is a separate ticket (run by VA rather than the National Park Service.) The trolley runs every... More

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Burlington, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
13 helpful votes 13 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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