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Yorktown Battlefield

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Address: 1000 Colonial Parkway, Yorktown, VA 23690
Phone Number: 757 898 2410
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Watch the movie, get the audio driving tour ... and don't mistake this place for the Yorktown Victory Center

Everyone seems to recommend that you watch the 15-minute movie (which is dated to the point of almost being funny but absolutely packed with information about Yorktown, the siege... read more

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Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everyone seems to recommend that you watch the 15-minute movie (which is dated to the point of almost being funny but absolutely packed with information about Yorktown, the siege, and the context for it) and pay $4.95 (plus tax) for the driving tour CD. I concur with both recommendations. The three things I have to add are these: 1. Get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The last battle of the American Revolution took place here over several hectares around this quaint town. While the interpretation is heavily American centric, it is well explained and clearly signed. The auto tour is a highlight of the trip and will give you a good understanding of the battle. Surrender Field is especially poignant.

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Denver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a great place to visit. With overlapping history (Revolutionary and Civil Wars), this site has a lot to offer. Make sure you take in a ranger talk and don't miss the auto tour.

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Palos Hills, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The state of Virginia is rich in history and this should be on your "must see" list when visiting the state. The battlefield has easy to understand signs that make the tour route easy to follow and for the most part, parking is easy. If time allows, I highly suggest going on both tour routes(Battlefield Tour and Allied Encampment Tour).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a national park that offers a great look at what the battle of Yorktown was like. The park rangers explained details that you will not hear in history class about this battle. The firing of the cannon was awesome to see and they do so twice. The drums and fife show was good as well.

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Amherst, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We purchased the audio cd in the gift shop for $5. It is a great way to drive the battlefield area and get the history behind it as you drive in the comfort of your own car. It advises you when to stop and start the cd so that you can get out at each location to visit.

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Vidor, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Use your imagination and buy the CD or this won't mean as much. Gorgeous drive and so historical. Watch the movie first. Then listen as the CD guides you and tells the history of the last battle of the American Revolution. Fabulous! If you're a history lover, this is for you.

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Onsted, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The visit to Yorktown was an excellent lesson in history because of the excellent Ranger talk and tour. He was so versed in history and made the tour well worth the time and the heat. I finally understood how the Amerians and the French were able to defeat the British. I would recommend that any parent with a child who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Yes there was a crying incident, but oh tell me, when wasn't there a crying incident in battle? Ranger Mac made history come alive, through his passion, his knowledge, and his attention to detail, with the gear he allowed selected visitors to engage in. Thank you for making the history lesson all the more memorable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent a sunny afternoon learning about the siege of Yorktown in the visitors centre and then drove the route visiting the different areas of the battlefield. Well worth a visit.

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