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
Special Events August 25 for NPS 100th
Special Events at Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield Will Celebrate the National Park Service 100th Anniversary August 25.
Yorktown Battlefield Artillery Schedule
Yorktown Battlefield Artillery Schedule 2016 Celebration of National Park Service 100th Birthday
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.