For Kids

Junior Ranger Program

Yorktown Battlefield has a Junior Ranger Program. The program was developed to allow families to learn together and are designed for children through the age of 12. Each Junior Ranger Program takes about two hours to complete. Booklets can be purchased from the book store. Experience the end of colonial America with the final major battle of the American Revolution to become a Yorktown Junior Ranger. Successful completion of the program earns a certificate of achievement and a patch symbolizing the historic nature of the site.


Jamestown and Yorktown Park Packs

Seven park packs that highlight different aspects of the Jamestown and Yorktown stories are available from the Williamsburg Regional Library for local residents. These packs are filled with books, videos and activities that relate to Jamestown archeology, famous people, nature, crafts, and industries and to the Revolutionary War at Yorktown.


Young Soldiers Program

Join a costumed Interpreter to learn about life at the Siege of Yorktown. Program includes a hands on activity. The program occurs from mid-June to mid-August. Times for the program will vary depending on staffing.

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.