• 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?

18-pounder siege gun

Artillery played a decisive role in defeating the British at Yorktown. According to Brigadier General Henry Knox, the American artillery commander, the Americans and French fired 15,437 artillery rounds at the British during the eight day bombardment. This is an average of 1.2 shots a minute!