• 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?

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!