• 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?

Living History Participants

On July 6, 1781, near Jamestown, the Marquis de Lafayette’s small American force fought General Cornwallis’s army at the Battle of Green Spring. Lafayette lost this, Virginia’s largest infantry battle of the war, but saved his army, enabling him to spy on the British army as it moved to Yorktown.