The Route to Victory

In 1781, General Rochambeau’s French Army joined forces with General Washington’s Continental Army to fight the British Army in Yorktown, Virginia. With the French Navy in support, the allied armies moved hundreds of miles to become the largest troop movement of the American Revolution. The effort and cooperation between the two sides led to a victory at Yorktown and secured American independence.

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Explore the Trail

The NHT connects many major metropolitan areas, national and state parks, historic and scenic trails, and countless historic sites along the route

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Connecting the Northeast

The NHT aims to work with partners to identify, preserve, interpret and celebrate the march of American-French allied forces in the years of 1781-1783

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Map of Yorktown

The Revolutionary Route

General Washington, General Rochambeau and the allied armies marched to the siege of Yorktown, a pivotal event in the War for Independence

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