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Yorktown Battlefield

Colonial Parkway, Yorktown, VA
757 898 2410
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Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in Yorktown
Type: Historic Sites, Battlefields
Activities: Dining, Group tours/walking tour
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Yorktown, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Self guided tour of the battlefield. Must see Surrender Field and listen to the announcement - wonderful. We could feel the emotion of the surrender of the British and their frustration. Please be careful - normally hundreds of deer on the battlefield. Beautiful view of the York River.

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Yorktown, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This tour is really nice. You can drive through the battlefields for free, or you can walk through some of the battlefields in a group with a guide for a small fee. Our guide was very informative, great personality, very enjoyable. For all history buffs, this is a must. The area is gorgeous. There are informative signs along the way... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We went to the Yoektown battlefeild to see what it was like. When you look around it brings a hole new meaning and appreciation to the war. It is a great example of what an old war would look like. It is a great place to visit.

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Summersville, West Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We didn't have time to do anything at the visitors center. Instead we got the driving cd in the gift shop and took the driving tour. We spent over 6 hours driving around, seeing everything. It was amazing, and we can't wait to go back and see the rest of what we missed! Pack you some snacks and drinks before... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Visited on a rainy day, because much was indoors or you could see from the car. The movie in the center was informative followed by an explanation of the "Layfette" Cannon and demonstration outside. The staff fired the cannon twice. The first time was just for show. After that the guide explained the steps and explained how it was used... More

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Deephaven
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
37 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We went on a rainy day and took the driving tour. It took about an hour and was perfect given the weather and antsy kids. The CD costs about $5 in the gift shop and it is worth it. Visiting really put this place in perspective and make one appreciate what happened here. If you are in the area, you... More

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Savannah
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We love this place. The history is overwhelming considering what happened here. The tour is easily followed and well laid out. A most impressive place! We have visited here several times and hope to make it back!

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Fort Lee, New Jersey
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148 reviews 148 reviews
49 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Fascinating!!!! The history is something to be cherished here. 3500 acres of battlefield and trails. You can drive the trails in your car (which we recommend) and you can stop and get out as you go. The tour is easily mapped out, the battlefields are along the "Red Arrows". From the redoubts to the cannons to the Moore house...you will... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We were in the area visiting the other historical sites. It was late on a cold, rainy, windy, (calling for sleet) Friday. By the time we left the Yorktown Victory Center, we figured we could swing by and hit this one quickly....but I think they closed early due to the weather. We did find a driving tour and tried to... More

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Trenton, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

My husband and I loved this. The artifacts, the history, it is just fascinating. The tour guide (Mike) was awesome!

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