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Yorktown Battlefield

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Address: 1000 Colonial Parkway, Yorktown, VA 23690
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could use more enthusiastic rangers

The Yorktown Battlefield is part of the Colonial National Park (see separate review) which includes Historic Jamestown (see separate review) and the Colonial Parkway (caps are set... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Greenbelt, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Yorktown Battlefield is part of the Colonial National Park (see separate review) which includes Historic Jamestown (see separate review) and the Colonial Parkway (caps are set by the NPS). The Battlefield is different and separate (in so many ways that I will not list them) from the 'Yorktown victory center'. This is my second visit to Yorktown, 20-some years... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must see if you're a history buff or just want to know more about the history of our founding fathers. You also need to tour this with someone who's well-educated about it and also a great story teller. We had both, and very amazing experience. It really brought everything to life to walk the grounds and see... More 

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Knoxville, tn
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Read a little history and the trip will be more meaningful. Get out and walk around and try to imagine the site during the battle. Read signs. Freedom is not free!

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Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a small interesting museum that only takes a short to walk thru. You will receive a map of the battleground. You then drive about ten miles around the ground. Along the way there are signs on the side of the road that you can read from your car.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Here are the facts, Yorktown is 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. That's the history part, here's what we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a feeling to be here. Similar to Gettysburg insofar as gaining an understanding of a historical battle we've all read about. The Visitor Center is well done with an informative, obligatory movie which is advised prior to taking the tour. For the most part, this is a driving tour with optional audio. You can do some walking as well.... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Come see where it all happened. The battlefield has been recreated in the most accurate portrayal as it would have been in the 1700s. See the fortifications, cannons and the field where the British surrendered to General Washington. The museum is well done filled with fact and the park rangers will answer any questions you may have. Walking distance to... More 

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Baldwin City, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yorktown was such a breath of fresh air after being stuck in a tour at Colonial Williamburg. Everything is the real deal from the cannon balls on Nelson's brick house, to the gardens, to the historical houses. Spent the day walking all around the area. There is a museum and little shops. All of it was very entertaining! You could... More 

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Salt Lake City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We bought the cd and drove to the different destinations. We loved it! It didn't take very long and we thought it was very interesting. Don't think young children would be too interested but we were.

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Pompano Beach, Fl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Every American should visit Yorktown to learn how we gained our independence. The visitor center was a good film for the basics. There is a small, but excellent museum, which included Washington's campaign tent and LaFayette's Gun. We took an easy ranger guided walk which was informative. Then we purchased the CD driving tour ($4.95) which was well done and... More 

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