• Yorktown Battlefield

    Yorktown Battlefield

    Part of Colonial National Historical Park Virginia

Tours and Programs

RANGER GUIDED PROGRAMS (Begin in the visitor center)

Siege Line Walking Tours (30 minutes)

Walk with a Park Ranger around a portion of the British Defenses and learn about the 1781 Siege of Yorktown.

Yorktown Tours (45 minutes)

Explore the town of York, established in 1691 as a colonial seaport. Enjoy a walk along Main Street past buildings that have witnessed 300 years of American history, and learn of the town's role in the siege.

Artillery Demonstrations (25 minutes)

Join a Park Ranger for a hands-on, non-firing artillery demonstration and discover the important role artillery played in the Siege of Yorktown. This is a fun program for children and adults alike. (mid-June to mid-August)

Young Soldiers Program: Join a costumed Interpreter to learn about life as a soldier during the American Revolution. Program includes a hands on activity. The program occurs from mid-June to mid-August. Times for the program will vary depending on staffing.

 
Yorktown  Tour

Ranger conducting tour of Yorktown.

Did You Know?

Aerial view of Yorktown Country Club

Prior to inclusion in the National Park system, Yorktown Battlefield was part of the Yorktown Country Club. The battlefield was part of its 18-hole Riverview Golf Course. Intent upon preserving the battlefield, the owner of the golf course designed it around existing earthworks.