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
Revolutionary Women Saturday, February 18th and Monday, February 20th at Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center, 1:00pm and 3:00pm both days.
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.