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.

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Free Yorktown Tour Guide App

A free Yorktown Battlefield Tour Guide App that can use while driving the Yorktown Battlefield tour roads or in the village of Yorktown.

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SAFETY IN THE PARK

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Colonial Parkway Construction Updates

Get the latest construction updates for the Colonial Parkway here

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Directions and Transportation

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Our Junior Ranger Program

Junior Ranger Badge for Yorktown Battlefield

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Operating Hours and Seasons

Elm tree in front of Victory Monument in winter.

Lamb's Artillery Firing 18 Pounder at Yorktown Battlefield.
2024 Artillery Firing Schedule

Yorktown Battlefield's 2024 Artillery Firing Schedule.

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Fife and Drum of Yorktown performances

Join the Fife and Drums of York Town for a periodic celebrations of historic fife and drum music.

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

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

Yorktown, VA 23690

Phone:

757 898-2410

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