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.

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Yorktown Minutes. A video series

A series of short videos telling the story of Yorktown Battlefield

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SAFETY IN THE PARK

If you are planning a visit, please review these safety items.

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Directions and Transportation

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Junior Ranger Badge

Our Junior Ranger Program

Junior Ranger Badge for Yorktown Battlefield

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Operating Hours and Seasons

Elm tree in front of Victory Monument in winter.

Last updated: October 22, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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

Yorktown , VA 23690

Phone:

(757) 898-2410

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