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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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Okay, travelers, listen up so you know where you're going! At the Yorktown battlefield is the Visitors Center, operated by the U.S. Park Service. Stop here first and join a tour... read more

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Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
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Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Okay, travelers, listen up so you know where you're going! At the Yorktown battlefield is the Visitors Center, operated by the U.S. Park Service. Stop here first and join a tour conducted by one of the park rangers. You'll get wonderful background perspective as well as an appreciation of what you will be seeing. Our guide was super and gave... More 

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Fort Belvoir, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the Yorktown Battlefield and I have to admit, it was not what I had expected. I have seen the movies - watched the documentaries and yet, when we walked the actual ground. It was much smaller and seemed more run down and unkept. That said, like the civil war battlefields, there were few "actual" artifacts to view as... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

West Coast Perspective: I got Washington trapped Cornwallis, because the French fleet kept out the British fleet. So much more than that and worth the effort to listen, watch and feel the world change. You even get a Civil War bonus.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A wonderful place to introduce kids of all ages to our heritage. Virginia is the cradle of our country and this is a great place to start learning the cost of our freedom. The movie is a must and the museum is great.

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Amarillo, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very humbling and eye opening. I never liked history as a young kid but now find things like this fascinating!! Lots of information on the battlefield about the things that happened and how they happened at the time of the Battle of Yorktown and surrender of the British to Washington. I never knew the French had so much influence on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After visiting Williamsburg, we were a little..no a lot disappointed. Noone was in costume. Noone was really around... We visited the Victory statue and the driver told us the story of it. That was only one of two highlights for us. The other was walking out on the field and seeing the trenches dug and the cannons there. So, even... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As a history buff, I had a very enjoyable and informative visit to the Yorktown Battlefield. Our guide was so knowledgable that I learned so many new aspects about the final years of the War of American Independence that I did not know.

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Yorktown, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to the visitor center, watched the movie and then took in the ranger tour! Very interesting and kept all in our party attentive.

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Pelham, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was by far the highlight of our trip to Virginia. The tour guide covered every detail leading up to the battle and walked us through the movements of the British, Americans, and the French. She shared bits of interesting details regarding each mission and even tales about bomb chasing dogs and Lafayette having a reunion with a cannon from... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I'm a huge history buff and couldn't pass up the chance to visit while in the area. This battlefield isn't as sofisticated as some of the major Civil War battlefields but nevertheless it was a good historical tour. I recommend paying the $5 at the gift shop and getting the driving tour CD.

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