It's great to see the NPS Rangers back! We turned up with only an hour before the park closed, but the reception staff took control and steered us towards a ranger tour with the promise that this would tell us the story, explain the battlefield and make us laugh and cry. they weren't wrong. The passion and commitment of our park ranger was simply superb. She took us on a 55 minute tour of the battlefield and the whole Yorktown story, and apologised for cutting it short! It is, as she said, the US's coming of age, and her presentation had quite a few of the crowd wiping their eyes. if that sounds over the top it isn't - she was that good.
We finished by taking the battlefield driving tour which took over an hour - as a tip don't go on this before getting the tour which explains much of what you will see. The tickets for Yorktown or Jamestown include the other site as well, so this represents excellent value and at the minimum one splendid day out.