Yorktown Battlefield

Yorktown Battlefield

Yorktown Battlefield
4.5
Historic Sites • Battlefields
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Joseph G
Huffman, TX37 contributions
you can really put yourself in their shoes
Sep 2021
you can stand there and imaging all the items you just seen in the museums in front of you. Very humbling to stand where this all happened.
Written September 7, 2021
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sloomis31
Bristol, WI877 contributions
American History Somewhat Neglected
Aug 2021
We drove down from Williamsburg to see the battlefield where America won its independence. The visitor center was open, but it was mainly just the gift shop and the park ranger outside on a table handing out maps and answering questions. We got the obligatory postcard then headed back to the car after paying our ticket fee. I had downloaded the free audio tour app before we left on our trip and between that and the paper map we were able to learn all about the battle at different stops. My only complaint was that the battlefield seemed to be in disrepair. I realize you never want to manicure things too much for fear of losing the historical accuracy, but there was trash all around the overgrown walking paths, broken chain link fences, and scrubby trees all over the place that blocked key views. This was not the case in Gettysburg, Antietam, Valley Forge, or Mount Vernon (private I know). With all they have to work with, I would encourage the park service to be more vigilant about maintenance.
Written September 1, 2021
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osnoopy13
Lilburn, GA202 contributions
American Revolution Battleground
Aug 2021
My wife and I enjoyed the driving tour around the two battle sites. It was a little confusing at times and I would recommend they either set up an app or provide recording to help get around and point out historical data during the tour. It was a very hot day and at some sites we just tried to read the info and imagine the battles from our air conditioned car. We even saw some persons riding the area on bikes but that would be very difficult for older couples.
Written August 26, 2021
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htwh
West Caldwell, NJ131 contributions
This is a great place to visit
Aug 2021
This was the battle that won the American Revolution. Hamilton and Lafayette were the stars, taking the last defensive positions of the British. Another reason why he should not be removed from the $10 bill. And the French fleet showing up to block the British fleet sealed the deal. The depiction in The Patriot is fairly accurate. And George Washington's final stepson caught a disease and died, making it so he had no progeny, thereby truly becoming the Father of our Country.
Written August 11, 2021
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Amy A
Rockford, IL22 contributions
Visit with preteens
Aug 2021 • Family
We were to be a self tour of the battlefield. I suggestion downloading the app before hand (Yorktown tour app). We only did the front end of the tour because the kids were getting hungry but it was still worth the visit.
I’m glad we had our daughters 5 grade National Park Pass (adults $10 each and kids free) because I do not think it was $25. You can use your pass from Yorktown at Jamestown Settlement.
Written August 8, 2021
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Hobbitrosie
Fort Worth, TX41 contributions
Yorktown
Jun 2021
A must for any fan of history or musical theatre. My husband and I did the convenient driving tour through the battlefield. It was extremely easy to follow. You can get out and walk at any of the stops.
Written August 7, 2021
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Mike E
7 contributions
Great for history buffs.
Aug 2021
I have done both the walk through and the auto tour. I wish that the auto tour included the Allied encampment area. More information would have been welcome.
Written August 6, 2021
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SunnysideDon
Yakima, WA235 contributions
A definite winner for history buffs
Jul 2021
My son, granddaughter and I went to the battlefield after visiting the gift shop and getting our tickets. We did the auto tour. Each stop is well marked and there is signage which explains what you are seeing. You can get out and walk among the lines of the combatants. I have been to several battlefields of various wars and engagements and I think this is one of the better ones I have seen. We did both loops of the tour and it took a couple hours but it could be done in less time I'm sure. Well worth a visit.
Written July 29, 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,364 contributions
Where history was made
Jun 2021
The Yorktown Battlefield marks the place where America won itsWar of Independence. On 19 October 1781, the Btitish surrendered to the American forces, led by General George Washington. It's not often you can see where history was made, but this field marks the birth of the United States of America.
Written July 28, 2021
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joefromcincy1961
West Chester, OH570 contributions
Very Informative Tour Done By Car
Jul 2021
The tour of the battlefield is all done by car. It is very informative - with an App you can download and play along at each stop. It is really amazing to stand where the Continental cannon stood, firing into the British in Yorktown. Even more amazing that you can't even see the town from these spots, and yet in those times their weapons could still fire that far. Very cool for any student of history.
Written July 27, 2021
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