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
AMERICA’S DECISIVE REVOLUTIONARY WAR VICTORY AT YORKTOWN CELEBRATED ON YORKTOWN DAY, OCTOBER 19, and OCTOBER 20 & 21 WEEKEND
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: October 5, 2018