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Williamsburg and Hampton Roads Sights

Yorktown Battlefield

  • Military Site

Fodor's Review

Yorktown Battlefield preserves the land where the British surrendered to American and French forces in 1781. The museum in the visitor center has on exhibit part of General George Washington's original field tent. Dioramas, illuminated maps, and a film about the battle make the sobering point that Washington's victory was hardly inevitable. A look around from the roof's observation deck can help you visualize the events of the campaign. Guided by an audio tour purchased

from the gift shop, you may explore the battlefield by car, stopping at the site of Washington's headquarters, a couple of crucial redoubts (breastworks dug into the ground), the field where surrender took place, and the Moore House, where the surrender terms were negotiated.

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Sight Information


East End of the Colonial Pkwy., Yorktown, Virginia, United States



Sight Details:

  • $10 for adults (under 15 free); includes admission to Historic Jamestowne as well as Yorktown Battlefield
  • Visitor center daily 9–5


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