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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 Attractions in Yorktown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Battlefields, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Dining, Group tours/walking tour
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Type: Battlefields, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Dining, Group tours/walking tour
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Very interesting, especially if you are a history buff, but suitable for everyone. I recommend the purchase of the CD to use in your car while you take the drive around the battlefield. It is easily understood and adds greatly to you tour. The staff is friendly and willing to answer any and all questions. While there, I suggest that... More 

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Madison, Alabama
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209 reviews 209 reviews
57 attraction reviews
303 helpful votes 303 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

So much History in this area. Wonderful place to take the kids. Plus you are not far from Williamsburg. Both areas are beautiful.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The ranger was very informatative without him it was just a grassy area needed his information. The ship inside was interesting.

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Taylor Mill, Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Cannons, mortars, trenches and battlegrounds galore will surely spark the interest of history buffs and school age students alike when they watch the short film about how America's history was made right outside the building they are in. You can explore the actual fields and woods where the fighting took place during our battle for independence. There are several historic... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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83 reviews 83 reviews
36 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The National park service rangers provide a nice 45 minute tour of the Yorktown Battlefield and explain how the battle was fought from both sides. Actual British and colonial cannon are on sight and makes an interesting stop in the Colonial Triangle.

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Newport News, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The tour roads are beautiful with information posted every few hundred yards. Interesting and fun. Learn about the war that won our countries independence while standing on the sites where it actually happened.

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Rolla, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This is a must see! The beautiful earth mounds that soldiers constructed for battle as well as the cannons. There are two driving paths with stops at notable places. One being the Moore House where negotiations took place. This is not something to pass up while in Virginia.

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Centreville, Virginia
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197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

On a brisk November morning we visited the National Battlefield Park in Yorktown . The museum provides a good overview of the importance of Yorktown in the Revolutionary War with exhibits and a rather dated film. The rangers and docent volunteers provide a variety of informative lectures and walks. When the weather makes walking undesirable, hop in your car and... More 

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USA
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114 reviews 114 reviews
26 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I have been to Colonial Williamsburg twice before but never to Yorktown Battlefield- thinking it wouldn't be that great. This time we went and I was amazed! This place is a 'must see'! Not only were the staff very friendly and knowledgeable- the center was well equipped with things that aren't boring. You've got to see this for yourself. And... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The Yorktown Battlefield National Park provides a good historic perspective on the Revolutionary War and the reasons that we won independence from England. The rangers are well-informed and friendly, but it seems that the location needs additional funding to provide more extensive exhibits and films. The main film seems outdated and the theatre is in need of some updating as... More 

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