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. 

Royal Artillery firing 6 pounder cannon

Royal Artillery Sunday, August 28, 2016

Royal Artillery to fire 6 pounder cannon at Yorktown Battlefield, Sunday, August 28, 2016

Lamb's Artillery

Yorktown Battlefield Artillery Schedule

Yorktown Battlefield Artillery Schedule 2016 Celebration of National Park Service 100th Birthday

The Fifes and Drums performing

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.

Special Events

6 Pounder Cannon being fired 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.

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.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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

Yorktown , VA 23690

Phone:

(757) 898-2410

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