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“Another Good Historical Spot”

Yorktown Battlefield
Ranked #2 of 25 things to do in Yorktown
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Acworth, Georgia, United States
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Another Good Historical Spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

Unfortunately it was snowing when we visited Yorktown which made it a bit cold to walk the fields and view all of the information contained at this national park. However we did complete the driving tour and the 45 minute tour guide. Both tours contained good information about the battle of Yorktown. We thought the tour gave just a little too much credit to the French and slighted the colonists just a bit too much.

Visited March 2013
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Hudson, NH
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77 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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“The rangers' insights really help to take it in”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

It is a large park, some of it can be walked and the rest driven through. The walking tour with a ranger was a good way to get the feel of the times. Combined with visits to Jamestown and Williamsburg you will come away with an appreciation of what our ancestors went through, first to just survive and then to gain our independence.

Visited March 2013
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Norman
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“See where America's Independence really began”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013 via mobile

Take time to go on the rangers walking tour. They bring the importance and significance of Yorktown to life. Bring a jacket if you travel in mid march the north wind is a bit chilly.

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Manteca, California
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171 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“A whole lot of History”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

We visited Yorktown and took the walking tour with the Park Ranger. She was incredibly informative. To stand on the actual battlefield was amazing. To understand the History of our Nation and our Ancestors was truly an eye opener for us. The driving tour and grounds gave us even more of a History lesson. We were there at the beginning of March and not a lot else going on. Wish they had more Historical sites with some action. But we truly were glad that we made the time to visit Yorktown. The $10 per person fee covers entrance to Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown.

Visited March 2013
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Chestnut Ridge NY
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“Driving through history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

We really enjoyed our stop here. The short film in the visitor center does a nice job of setting the stage, and the walking tour with Mike the ranger (sadly in his last weeks due to the sequester) was informative and entertaining.

The host at our B&B gave us a copy of the audio CD for the driving tour and we really enjoyed that. We spent about 90 minutes (it can be done in less if you don't stop and walk around) and came away with a really good sense of how the siege unfolded. The presentation of Surrender Field is particularly effective.

This is well worth a side trip.

Visited March 2013
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