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Yorktown Battlefield, Yorktown

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See the site of the Revolutionary War's last major battle, Yorktown Battlefield. Here the American and French troops secured the independence of the United States from the British in 1781. Begin at the visitor center, where you can watch a short video introduction and admire artifacts found on the battlefield, including tents used by Gen. George Washington's army. Maps available at the reception desk give instructions for self-guided driving tours. If you'd prefer to explore on foot with a guide, take a ranger-led walking tour. The guided tour also includes a stop in the Historic Jamestowne. A small per-person fee is charged at the reception desk. Add Yorktown Battlefield to your Yorktown travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Yorktown vacation planning site .
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  • Get out of your car and walk some to the sites. Humbling to understand what our ancestors went thru on the quest for dependence.  more »
  • We did the CD guided tour due to our group having a person with mobility issues. The CD was great and we were able to find all of the sites. The info provided was great and we really enjoyed it.  more »
  • Our guide's passion for our nation's history was apparent during our walking tour. Last year, we ran late and did the driving tour which helped us understand the size of the area and the magnitude of ...  more »
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  • Crazy busy, 4th holiday weekend, great value
  • Really a neat place to go. Interesting museum and quality tour. Spent 4-5 at the museum and walking along the beach.
  • The battlefields are historically accurate. The driving seeks guided tours are well marked with areas of interest abs include the historical significance of each location.
  • This is where Cornwallis surrended to George Washington, ending the Revolutionary war. Walking the battlefield stirs the imagination of many history lovers!
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