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Yorktown Battlefield

Address: 1000 Colonial Parkway, Yorktown, VA 23690
Phone Number: 757 898 2410
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Colonial Williamsburg City Tour
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Ranked #2 of 20 things to do in Yorktown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Battlefields, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Dining, Group tours/walking tour
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Type: Historic sites, Battlefields, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Dining, Group tours/walking tour
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English first
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

My man and I biked the entire battlefield! Great ride and we learned sooooo much! There is a lot of stuff to see. It's really pretty flat so you don't have to work too hard! Great place to come for a fun and history!

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CA
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87 reviews 87 reviews
35 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

It is hard to put down the Yorktown Battlefield, probably the most important Revolutionary battle, if you have any interest in history. The visitor's center has a short movie which like those at most National Parks/Monuments is too short to do justice to the history but it gives an adequate background. The problem with the Battlefield Tour is that it... More 

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Poquoson
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There is a very good battlefield car tour that could take most of the day to complete if you stop and walk around some of the important sites. The visitor center is located within walking distance of the town of Yorktown where there are several nice places to eat. Park personnel are friendly and helpful.

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Salisbury, Massachusetts, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We visiting in January so there were no crowds and it was slightly cool but you could drive around in your car, following the arrows, and stop and read the signs from your car. There were the mounds and trenches where the soldiers hid and the canons. It was a beautiful area that made you stop and think--such a beautiful... More 

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North America
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is a great place to learn about the revolutionary days .The guides are a wealth of historic knowledge and are very easy to talk to and have a step back in time.You will enjoy the camp all set up ,the living history is beautifully done and kids are made to feel welcome great family day .

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OLYMPIA
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343 reviews 343 reviews
103 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Take the drive through the battlefield to see where the fortifications were, where the armies assembled, and where the surrender took place. It is a beautiful area.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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119 reviews 119 reviews
71 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Much like Gettysburg except there are more old buildings that are still in use in Yorktowne proper. Hope there's a CD driving tour offered.

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London, Ohio, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The park rangers are very nice. Maps are helpful but you have to really like battlefields. Going at Christmas meant no lines but also fewer chances to get led tours. The gift shop offers CDs to guide you.

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Spokane, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I am local, so I go on my motorcycle at least once every two months. Beautiful drive! After you do all the routes, drive down to the Yorktown Beach and take the scenic highway to Jamestown. Don't forget to visit the Newport News Park :)

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Yorktown, Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I live in Yorktown and finally took the tour of the battlefields. Great experience for entire family. There is no cost for the car drive self tour through the entire area. There are several different battlefields and signage telling of the specific skirmish. A must for any history buff and great education on the final days of the revolution. There... More 

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