• 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?

Re-enactor camp in 1981

The 9,000 American forces were in the minority during the Yorktown Campaign. The French army and navy combined for over 25,000 men, while the British army and navy participants numbered over 21,000.