Discover what it took for the United States to be independent as you explore the site of the last major battle of the Revolutionary War. Here at Yorktown, in the fall of 1781, General George Washington, with allied American and French forces, besieged General Charles Lord Cornwallis’s British army. On October 19, Cornwallis surrendered, effectively ending the war and ensuring independence.
Yorktown Battlefield - Winning America’s Independence
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Video of Lamb's Artillery Firing 18 Pounder Cannon at Yorktown Battlefield
Special Events 2017
Colonial National Historical Park Special Events for Yorktown Battlefield and Historic Jamestowne
2017 Artillery Firing Schedule
Yorktown Battlefield's 2017 Artillery Firing Schedule.
The Fifes and Drums Of Yorktown
The Fifes and Drums of Yorktown 2017 Performance Schedule at Yorktown Battlefield
Tours and Programs
RANGER GUIDED PROGRAMS (Begin in the visitor center) We have a variety of programs offered throughout the year
Our Junior Ranger Program
Junior Ranger Patch for Yorktown Battlefield
There are many opportunities to help Colonial National Historical Park/Yorktown Battlefield.
Last updated: July 23, 2017