Yorktown Battlefield - Winning America’s Independence

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. 

British flag over Yorktown

The British Army In Yorktown

"Before the Siege"-The British Army in Yorktown. Saturday and Sunday, September 29-30

Lamb's Artillery Firing 18 Pounder at Yorktown Battlefield.

2018 Artillery Firing Schedule

Yorktown Battlefield's 2018 Artillery Firing Schedule.

The Fifes and Drums performing

The Fifes and Drums Of Yorktown

The Fifes and Drums of Yorktown 2018 Performance Schedule at Yorktown Battlefield

Car driving Colonial Parkway past sign that says,

Directions and Transportation

Car driving Colonial Parkway past sign that says, "Entering Yorktown Battlefield"

Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center Desk.

Fees and Passes

Visitor Center Desk

Elm tree in front of Victory Monument in winter.

Operating Hours and Seasons

Elm tree in front of Victory Monument in winter.

Park Ranger giving a tour

Tours and Programs

RANGER GUIDED PROGRAMS (Begin in the visitor center) We have a variety of programs offered throughout the year

Junior Ranger Patch

Our Junior Ranger Program

Junior Ranger Patch for Yorktown Battlefield

Volunteer working at the Yorktown Battlefield front desk

Volunteer Opportunities

There are many opportunities to help Colonial National Historical Park/Yorktown Battlefield.

Last updated: September 22, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Colonial National Historical Park - Yorktown Battlefield
P.O. Box 210

Yorktown , VA 23690


(757) 898-2410

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