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The Ranger was the highlight of this visit! So knowledgeable and great to hear the stories and ask... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hudson, Wisconsin
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Good tour

Not much to see but the Ranger was great at telling everything that happened here and where it... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Donald I
Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
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1000 Colonial Parkway, Yorktown, VA 23690
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Ranger was the highlight of this visit! So knowledgeable and great to hear the stories and ask questions vs. just doing the car tour. Tip: make sure before you buy the cd for your car tour, you make sure your rental car has a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

Not much to see but the Ranger was great at telling everything that happened here and where it happened. He pointed out very well where it happened around the visitors center.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

A quaint museum and a beautiful driving tour. The town of Yorktown is definitely worth a trip too. It's not as crowded as Williamsburg and perfect for solo travelers or groups.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tabitha S
Reviewed December 7, 2018

We took a nice drive down the Colonial Parkway to Yorktown. We watched the movie and then took an excellent one hour tour given by Taylor Aikens. He gave a most interesting talk and went back several years before the battle in 1781 and took...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 30, 2018

We spent a half hour with the Red Coat, teaching us all about the battle that took place in and around Yorktown. It was a cold day so the lecture started inside for about an hour. At that point we went outside to see and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Diane K
Reviewed November 27, 2018

My husband and I visited the Yorktown Battlefield on Thanksgiving weekend. We found the introductory film and the little museum interesting, but the best part of our day was the outstanding tour (1 1/2 hours) led by the extraordinarily knowledgeable Park Ranger, Maria. She opened...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 26, 2018

Did not go in the visitor center as they were closing when we got there. Took the loop drive across the hwy where the troops camped out and where the battle was fought and where they were buried. Not so much to see on the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nancy1391
Reviewed November 26, 2018

Having done so many Civil War Battlefields I guess I expected more from this one. We stopped first at the Visitor's Center to see the informative displays then drove around to see some of the actual locations such as the batteries and Siege Line. It...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kelleygirl2
Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

On Thanksgiving break I was able to walk the Battlefield and tour the museum. Both were excellent and recommended with live attractions, displays, re-enactments, and artifacts. Stop by and get your steps!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jcrees2
Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

For those who love history or those who are not sure. Do yourself a favor and just go and have fun. The rangers are so informative and funny. They make history come alive.

Date of experience: November 2018
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October 18, 2018|
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Response from AsterixTheCat | Reviewed this property |
Unsure. But I would guess a battlefield map of Yorktown is likely on the internet somewhere...
September 30, 2018|
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Response from redredwine75 | Reviewed this property |
Hi - yes you can. Recommend downloading a map from the NPS site on Yorktown to get you started on where to go & the order. Each marker also has some placards with historical significant highlights to get you started before... More
July 9, 2018|
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Response from Arnold B | Reviewed this property |
There is no app for the battle field car tour. Take your time and go through the museum first and take a few notes. There is so much information in that museum you will not be able to remember at least I didn't. Start on... More
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Oberlin, Ohio
Virginia itinerary-Summer with Middle Schoolers (5 Replies)
This is my first draft itinerary for our trip this summer. It will be me, my son 11, and daughter 12. Day 1-Leaving Cleveland OH area, stop at Antietam National Battlefield (MD), drive on & stop for night in Charlottesville Day 2- Monticello, drive into Williamsburg Day 3- Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Battlefield Day 4- Colonial Williamsburg Day 5-drive to & see Mount Vernon, considering adding Arlington Natl Cemetery. We are planning to do DC the following summer and not sure if...More
March 26, 2016|
Response fromForedecs|
Personally, I think that's a lot of driving for two middle schoolers. Kind of gives me the feeling of "Hurry up and get in the car we have another historical sight to see". Don't get me wrong, I love all of these places and my kids did too, but I think it may be a bit much, and they will all start to run into one another. I would think about eliminating Mount Vernon and Arlington and saving those for your trip next year. You may also want to reconsider the Jamestown/Yorktown/Williamsburg...More
megn a
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Help with history itinerary (21 Replies)
We are 2 adults visiting CW for the first time in August. I am a history buff. I need help figuring out what I can see in my 3 days. Along with CW, I want to see Yorktown Battlefield and if possible one of the Jamestown sites. (If we get there at 4:00 can we get the gist at the visitor's center by 5pm and explore the rest on our own while CW is closed for the evening?). Any itinerary suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
July 16, 2013|
Response fromCTDesign|
This may be a good plan for Yorktown, but not Jamestown. Jamestown is buttoned up pretty tight after 5. Your entrance fee for Jamestown is good at Yorktown NP as well and is good for a week. I would spend time at CW at least part of two days. Take advantage of ranger led tours at both Jamestown and Yorktown NPs.
San Jose, California
Report: One week in Williamsburg - what I wish I'd known (6 Replies)
My husband and I and our 21 month old daughter just got back from a week in Williamsburg, we had a great time. Despite all my research and planning there were a few things I wish we had known. While I knew I was a little foggy on some of the details I felt I had read this website and others, and what travel books I could find quite thoroughly, but alas there was more I should have known. 1. We staid at the Marriot at Ford's Colony beautiful place, but I wish I had realized how far it is...More
September 02, 2012|
Response fromvdl2|
This is a great report with invaluble information for first time visitors like ourselves - we arrive on the 20th September. We are looking at buying the historic triangle ticket so very pleased that you found this a great ticket to buy. Glad you had a great vacation.