Yorktown Battlefield - Winning America’s Independence

Discover what it took for the United States to be independent as you explore the site of the last major battle of the Revolutionary War.  Here at Yorktown, in the fall of 1781, General George Washington, with allied American and French forces, besieged General Charles Lord Cornwallis’s British army.  On October 19, Cornwallis surrendered, effectively ending the war and ensuring independence. 

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Free Yorktown Tour Guide App

A free Yorktown Battlefield Tour Guide App that can use while driving the Yorktown Battlefield tour roads or in the village of Yorktown.

drum and sword on Yorktown Battlefield earthworks

Yorktown Minutes. A video series

A series of short videos telling the story of Yorktown Battlefield

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Directions and Transportation

Car driving Colonial Parkway past sign that says, "Entering Yorktown Battlefield"

Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center Desk.

Fees and Passes

Visitor Center Desk

Elm tree in front of Victory Monument in winter.

Operating Hours and Seasons

Elm tree in front of Victory Monument in winter.

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Tours and Programs

RANGER GUIDED PROGRAMS (Begin in the visitor center) We have a variety of programs offered throughout the year

Junior Ranger Badge

Our Junior Ranger Program

Junior Ranger Badge for Yorktown Battlefield

Volunteer working at the Yorktown Battlefield front desk

Volunteer Opportunities

There are many opportunities to help Colonial National Historical Park/Yorktown Battlefield.

Last updated: August 5, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Colonial National Historical Park - Yorktown Battlefield
P.O. Box 210

Yorktown , VA 23690


(757) 898-2410

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