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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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English first
New Providence, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Another interesting museum and movie to see how the battles against the British army. Drive around the battlefield, great for history buffs.

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Orange County, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Get the cd for $4.95 in the gift shop at the visitors center, pop it in and follow the signs. What a treat! I took the tour with my dog, and it was magical. I'm not a fan of warfare; I actually did this in honor of my father, a Rev. War enthusiast. Thanks, Dad. Great tip ; )

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Yorktown is where the English, the greatest military power of its day, surrendered to the combined American and French forces to end the Revolutionary War. The terrain has changed little; you can still see the earthworks both sides built. As usual, the National Park Service Rangers do an excellent job of explaining the battle, the amazing and risky 450-mile march... More

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Philadelphia, PA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It's quite a humbling experience walking the same fields where we defeated the British. The Victory center was nice and gives a brief glimpse into the past and what it was like in wartime back then. The guide and tour route is well marked and the placards give enough information to help paint a picture of what occurred. Take your... More

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Naples, FL
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143 reviews 143 reviews
37 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed seeing this historic place first hand. To see the exact locations of Redoubts #9 and #10, the overrunning of which insured our victory over Cornwallis was reliving our history. I was glad to see that the battlefield had the location of the combatants so well marked. Not to be missed if you are at all interested in the... More

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Vidor, Texas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
34 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This was a really great lesson in history. Despite having a Graduate degree, albeit not in history, I never remember hearing about the battle of Yorktown. We watched the movie first and then toured the museum to get a feel for things (be sure and 'stand' in George Washington's tent!) and then walked the field. It was neat to think... More

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westborough MA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Visiting a battlefield doesn't sound exciting to me. Husband is thrilled by them so we went. I am glad that I did. The video at the visitor center and the CD available for the drive along brought it all to life. It's a half day if doing the self tour, going at your own pace. You can buy a National... More

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Howden, United Kingdom
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252 reviews 252 reviews
115 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Having visited the Victory Center, a visit to the Yorktown Battlefield is a must. When you arrive there is a nice little museum which includes artifacts like the tents used by Gen George Washington, and an introductory film which is well worth seeing. There is also a gift shop. Then, outside the welcome center you are able to see the... More

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Deep River, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We visited here last year and was very pleased. The guide was exceptional. The re-enactment was great. Loved walking around the area. Even though we are Canadians, we loved the historical significance of Yorktown, would recommend

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West Springfield, Massachusetts
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Yorktown is one of three destinations on the Historic Triangle ticket available at Colonial Williamsburg. When it comes to the Revolution that birthed our nation, Yorktown was one of the critical battles and indeed the last major one. We went to the National Historical Park and for $4.95 picked up the auto tour. After taking the time to learn about... More

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