Operating Hours & Seasons

Cannon in fall on tour road
Cannon in autumn on Yorktown Battlefield Tour Road.

NPS Photo/Linda Williams

 

The Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center is open for access to the Eastern National bookstore. The theater and exhibit areas are currently closed. The Eastern National Store is open Tuesday - Sunday 9:30 am to 4:30 PM. NOTE: Special Store hours: Monday October 19th, the Eastern National Museum Store will be open for Yorktown Day, and will be closed Tuesday the 20th.

The Moore House, The Nelson House, The Cemetery Lodge and the Poor Potter are also closed but their grounds are open for visitation.


The park grounds and tour roads are open. They close each day at sunset.

Covid-19 Safety Announcements

  • There are no indoor restrooms available in the Park, port a potties are available with hand sanitizer only, for hand washing resources alternative arrangements must be made

  • Visitors are encouraged to bring in hand sanitizer

  • Visitors are encouraged to bring in bottled water

  • Sick or symptomatic visitors are encouraged not to physically visit the Park and consider a virtual visit

  • All visitors are encouraged to wear face coverings while visiting the Park


 
national cementary

National Cemetery Lodge
Located within the National Cemetery, the superintendent’s lodge was designed by U. S. Quartermaster General Montgomery C. Meigs and features the distinctive mansard roof common to the Second Empire style. The Yorktown National Cemetery was officially established in 1866, however interment of Civil War soldiers began during Federal occupation in 1862. The building houses exhibits relating to the Civil War and is open when staffing permits. Check for hours of operation at National Park service visitor center.

 
Nelson House 100-150

Nelson House
Visitors can informally tour this early 18th-century home's first and 2nd floor throughout the year. The building is open as staffing permits. Check for hours of operation at National Park Service visitor center.

 
Moore House 100-150
Moore House
Located behind the Allied siege lines, this house was used for the surrender negotiations between Allied and British representatives. Today, amidst colonial furnishings, visitors can informally tour the house that focuses on the surrender negotiations that helped end the Yorktown Siege. The building is open as staffing permits. Check for hours of operation at National Park Service visitor center.
 
Poor potter 100-150
Poor Potter
Archaeological ruins of a busy pottery manufacturing site in the early 18th century. There are wayside exhibits and the kiln can be viewed through glass when the site is closed. The building is open as staffing permits. Check for hours of operation at National Park Service visitor center.

Last updated: October 10, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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

Yorktown , VA 23690

Phone:

(757) 898-2410

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