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
Temporary Tour Road closures this summer
The summer of 2016 road resurfacing is to take place at both Yorktown Battlefield and Historic Jametowne causing temporary road closures.
The Fifes and Drums Of Yorktown
The Fifes and Drums of York Town 2016 Performance Schedule at Yorktown Battlefield
6 Pounder Cannon being fired at Yorktown Battlefield.