• Yorktown Battlefield

    Yorktown Battlefield

    Part of Colonial National Historical Park Virginia

Places

Painting of Colonial Yorktown

Painting of Colonial Yorktown

NPS Image

The Historic Town of Yorktown
 
Photo of the Nelson House

Nelson House

NPS Photo

Nelson House
 
Photo of the Moore House

Moore House on Yorktown Battlefield

Cliff and Jean Dickey

Moore House
 
Poor Potter Archaeological Site

Poor Potter Site

Cliff and Jean Dickey

Poor Potter Site
 
Photo of the Victory Monument

Yorktown Victory Monument

NPS Photo

Yorktown Victory Monument

Did You Know?

Painting of Colonial Yorktown

During the period of its peak prosperity from 1740-1770, the town of Yorktown contained 250-300 buildings and had almost 2000 residents. Approximately 80% of the town were damaged or destroyed during the 1781 siege. Today Yorktown is still an active community of about 200 residents.