• Yorktown Battlefield

    Yorktown Battlefield

    Part of Colonial National Historical Park Virginia

Pets

  • Pets are permitted within most areas of Yorktown Battlefield. Regulations require that dogs remain on a leash when out in the park.
  • Pets are prohibited within the brick wall of the National Cemetery.
  • The leaving of pets unattended or tied to any object in the park is prohibited, including the exterior of motor vehicles parked with park boundaries. Pets may not be left unattended within motor vehicles without proper ventilation and water or in weather that may be hazardous to the immediate welfare of the animal.
  • Pet excrement shall be removed by the pet owner/handler from picnic areas, exhibit areas, trails and other areas with heavy public use.

Did You Know?

Civil War Earthworks around Yorktown

Yorktown played a role in not only the American Revolution but also during the Civil War. In 1862 it was the site of the first siege operations of the Civil War. In May 1862 Confederates abandoned Yorktown and Union troops occupied it for the remainder of the war.