Basic Information

Yorktown, VA climate is warm during summer when temperatures tend to be in the 80's and cold during winter when temperatures tend to be in the 30's. The warmest month of the year is July with an average maximum temperature of 89.00 degrees Fahrenheit, while the coldest month of the year is January with an average minimum temperature of 28.10 degrees Fahrenheit. For closures in due to inclement weather at Colonial National Historical Park please phone this 24 hour phone number (757) 856-1240.

Entrance Fees:

Yorktown Battlefield - $7.00

Adult (16 and older) -$7; good for 7 days entrance to Yorktown Battlefield (and NPS areas at Historic Jamestowne); can be upgraded to see Preservation Virginia areas at Historic Jamestowne for an additional $7 at the Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center. Yorktown Battlefield will not be selling the $14 entrance permit for Historic Jamestowne. 15 and younger are free. Interagency Federal Passes are honored at Yorktown Battlefield allowing card holder and 3 adults entrance.

Entrance Passes:

Colonial National Historical Park Annual Pass - $30.00

The The Colonial annual pass admits passholder and three accompanying adults unlimited admittance to both NPS areas at Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield during regular operating hours. Pass is valid for twelve months from the month of purchase. Note: There is an additional $5.00 Preservation Virginia entrance fee for each adult entering on the Colonial Pass to Historic Jamestowne to visit the Preservation Virginia historic areas.

Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center

The Yorktown Visitor Center is the orientation point for your visit to Yorktown and Yorktown Battlefield. At the visitor center information desk, you can obtain a park brochure with maps and information, an orientation to the park, and an opportunity to schedule your visit around the various interpretive programs going on throughout the day.

Entrance Seal at Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center
Seal over entrance of Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center.

NPS Photo


Getting Around
Directions and how to get around once here.

Operating Hours & Seasons
The Visitor Center is open every day with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Years Day. The Battlefield grounds close at Sunset.

Fees & Passes
Including group information. The Yorktown Visitor Center does sell/issue Interagency passes from 9:00AM to 4:30PM.

Permits & Reservations
The "how to" on special use permits and on making reservations.

Will it be a sunny visit or no?

Information about your pet in the park.

Information about Historic Jamestowne


Last updated: March 8, 2016

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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