• 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?

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!