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 soldiers with muskets

The British Have Invaded Yorktown!

3rd Annual Yorktown Before the Siege An American Revolution Living History Event at on Sept 28- 29, 2019 as British forces occupy Yorktown.

Yorktown Day Parade with fife and drum

Schedule of Events 2019

A list of the events we currently have Scheduled for 2019

Victory monument

Entrance Fee-Free Days for 2019

Colonial National Historical Park will waive its entrance fee on five days in 2019

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 Badge

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 13, 2019

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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