• Colonial National Historical Park

    Colonial

    National Historical Park Virginia

Witness America’s Beginnings, from an English colony in 1607 to an independent nation in 1781.

On May 13, 1607, Jamestown was established as the first permanent English settlement in North America. Three cultures came together – European, Virginia Indian and African–to create a new society that would eventually seek independence from Great Britain. On October 19, 1781, American and French troops defeated the British at Yorktown in the last major battle of the American Revolutionary War.

Did You Know?

Yorktown Inner Defense Line earthworks are actually Confederate Civil War Earthworks

The earthworks surrounding Yorktown, represented as the Revolutionary War British Inner Defense line, are actually Civil War earthworks constructed directly on top of the British defense works.