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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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West Springfield, Massachusetts
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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Aberdeen, Maryland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Loved the free shuttle...made several stops abd started at the visitors center...made continuous loops. Also made stop at victory center. Loved the river walk, with the beach and ability to walk the shoreline. Also colonial section of town, able to walk it. Several shops, including an antique store in older house with very old furnishings. There was a fee if... More

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Turnersville, New Jersey
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105 reviews 105 reviews
87 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The indoor museum gives a quick overview of the battlefield itself, as well as a brief history of Washington, Rochambeu, and Cornwallis. Outside, you tour the battlefield area by car winding your way through redoubts, troop encampments, and where the battles took place. Not many buildings or original earthworks, but still a nice drive through history.

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New Bern, North Carolina
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70 reviews 70 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This battlefield should not be missed on your trip to southeast virginia. In addition to the obvious historical value, it is a beautiful spot and well suited for a walk on a pleasant afternoon. Combine it with a tour of Yorktown.

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DeWitt, Michigan
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226 reviews 226 reviews
52 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Spent the morning here, and walked around the trail of cannons, and viewed George Washington's Command Tent and explored. The free Trolly also stops at this location. The Park Rangers were very nice as well.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The battlefield area has 2 driving tours you can take, both beginning at the visitors center. You get out along the way at designated spots and read about what happened there. You can also park here and walk into Yorktown, passing the victory statue and walking along either some historic buildings or the river. It is a bit of a... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Seeing the real birthplace of our great nation was a definite highlight of our trip to the area. I definitely recommend purchasing the car tour CD at the gift shop and following the directions. It also tells a very good story about the events at Yorktown.

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hartford, ct
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We really enjoyed the ranger tours on artillery and especially the one explaining the battle. We did not have time to do the one of the town but I am sure that is good too. The visitors center is very dated and I think the movie showen was the same corny one I saw as a child 40 years ago.... More

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Rochester, New York
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79 reviews 79 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We have toured three Civil War battlefields and were expecting a similar experience. That was not the case. The short film at the visitor center was well done. We purchased the CD in the gift shop for the auto tour as we have at other tours. The CD was worth the $5. But the CD only narrated the first 7... More

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Kannapolis, North Carolina
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Watch the movie at the Visitor Center. Buy the CD tour for you car At the gift shop! Follow the stops from the CD! Go in later afternoon in Summer. Battlefield open til sunset! Make sure to get out at Grand French redoubt and American Redoubt 9 and 10! This will give you the whole perspective of the battle. Be... More

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