• Yorktown Battlefield

    Yorktown Battlefield

    Part of Colonial National Historical Park Virginia

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Moore House

Moore House, where the British surrender at Yorktown was negotiated.

National Park Service photo.

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Did You Know?

Painting of Colonial Yorktown

During the period of its peak prosperity from 1740-1770, the town of Yorktown contained 250-300 buildings and had almost 2000 residents. Approximately 80% of the town were damaged or destroyed during the 1781 siege. Today Yorktown is still an active community of about 200 residents.