• Yorktown Battlefield

    Yorktown Battlefield

    Part of Colonial National Historical Park Virginia

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?

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!