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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Spent Columbus Day touring the Yorktown battlefield and it was my favorite part of the trip. Definitely go on the ranger-led tour. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and engaging - the hour long presentation taught me so much and kept me engaged for the entire hour, even on topics I find less than interesting (like the different types of... More

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Saint Paul
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I am not much into history but this was a very nice activity. So much to see and the area is well kept and very well preserved. Great for taking your teens, having just learned about this in history class really kept them interested!

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Benton, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Our Ranger guide at the Yorktown Battlefield made history come alive and was so very interesting that I actually understood the history of the Revolutionary War. I was never a history buff, but he made it exciting.

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Bromyard, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
35 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The ranger Jenny gave a vivid and entertaining account of the battle. The movie before set the scene well. Visiting the landmarks made it very real.

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Cincinnati, OH
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223 reviews 223 reviews
67 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

You have to visit Yorktown Battlefield to appreciate the importance of this site in the American Revolutionary War. They have a good video and ranger program which explain how the war was going bad for the American colonial forces. They were desperate for a victory. Then, in 1781, the battle of Yorktown presented that opportunity. George Washington and his French... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

A little confusing getting started, but once you figure out that you ONLY follow the markers everything works out :) Very interesting to see how spread out all of this was during the battles considering they were marching and using oxen to move everything. It's amazing to see the work that was done and the conditions they had to endure.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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250 reviews 250 reviews
78 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

There is more history than you think around Yorktown. If you are like me, and don't know to much of Yorktown you will be pleasantly surprised. Recommend that you take the battlefield tour, watch the movie and then take a walk down to town. You will not regret it!

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Doha, Qatar
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We went to the Visitors Centre and purchased the auto tour cd and followed the route listening to commentary. Really well done and very interesting.

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Glen Rock, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Even if you're not a history buff like I am...this is a must see. The Rangers are very helpful and courteous. The driving tour is very scenic and full of interesting information. The admission price is more than reasonable, and gets you into both here and Jamestown Landing site (which I plan to visit when I return next year). Very... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We arrived and had no idea what to expect. Took the interpretive tour with a Ranger and it was worth every penny of admission. Learned a lot about our history that I had not ever heard of in school. Driving tour was good too. We bought the CD to narrate as we drove. This was the best $5. Would highly... More

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