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Yorktown Battlefield

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Address: 1000 Colonial Parkway, Yorktown, VA 23690
Phone Number: +1 757-898-2410
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Great History Experience

Went inside and learned a lot about this battle field and the battles fought here. Then did the red and yellow driving tours. Stopped and imagined what it was like back then... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Canton, North Carolina
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Canton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went inside and learned a lot about this battle field and the battles fought here. Then did the red and yellow driving tours. Stopped and imagined what it was like back then. During the drives; saw a grand total of 53 deer. They were feeding on the grass. They knew we were there, but gave us an opportunity to take... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We first went to the Yorktown visitor center. We bought a CD and travel around Yorktown Battlefield. It brought back history. This would be great for families with older children. It seems as though Yorktown is the forgotten town compared to Williamsburg and Jamestown.

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London, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Centre is on the original site of the settlement at Yorktown and is an active archaeological site where they are still uncovering artefacts which they display in a lovely little museum and they do great ranger/archaeologist tour/talks telling the fascinating story of the people who arrived and often died here. Completely absorbing.

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Thank RedHeadPeter
Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Infomative visitor center with guided walking tour. CD is sold in gift shop for drivng tour. Drive route is well marked and well populated with signage.

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Thank JLowry3402
Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The field is surprisingly small. The museum was also easily managed in twenty minutes or less. However, this was an incredible visit for me. I was thrilled to stand in the trenches where Continentals and French soldiers secured a new nation, birthed in liberty.

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Thank nccarraway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The French helped us win our freedom. The stalemate in New York made the southern battle somewhat unpredictable. Cornwallis, the aristocrat, refused to surrender and sent his 2nd in command to do so.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove on the Colonial Parkway from Williamsburg on a fabulous warm Fall day. We stopped at the Visitor's Center to get oriented and to see what was available. If you are 62 & over, you can get a NPS senior pass for $10 and can get into Yorktown Battlefield and other national parks for free. We watched the film... More 

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New Lisbon, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only did the driving route plus watched the film in visitor center. Route was very well marked out. With the map from the center it explains everything.

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Thank Mark J
Atlanta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the third Battlefield we visited this year. While not as large as some there are great displays, attentive Rangers and walking in the National Park is easy. The lady Ranger was very informative.

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Grapeview, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started at the visitor center, which had a good film to give an overview of the battle. The museum is fairly small but does have some interesting artifacts from the time of the battle. We took one of the driving tours around the battlefield, which helped bring together what we learned in the museum and the film.

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