Operating Hours & Seasons
All park grounds are closed at sunset. Yorktown Visitor Center: Opened daily 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.
National Cemtery Lodge
Located within the National Cemetery, the superintendent’s lodge was designed by U. S. Quartermaster General Montgomery C. Meigs and features the distinctive mansard roof common to the Second Empire style. The Yorktown National Cemetery was officially established in 1866, however interment of Civil War soldiers began during Federal occupation in 1862. The building houses exhibits relating to the Civil War and is open when staffing permits. Check for hours of operation at National Park service visitor center.
Did You Know?
On July 6, 1781, near Jamestown, the Marquis de Lafayette’s small American force fought General Cornwallis’s army at the Battle of Green Spring. Lafayette lost this, Virginia’s largest infantry battle of the war, but saved his army, enabling him to spy on the British army as it moved to Yorktown.