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Yorktown Battlefield, Williamsburg

Yorktown Battlefield - Williamsburg, Virginia
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Yorktown Battlefield
Colonial Parkway, Yorktown, VA 23690Map
+1 757 898 2410
Neighborhood: Yorktown
AOL Travel Editor’s Review

Jamestown was where British North America was first settled by Europeans, Williamsburg was where the seeds of the American Revolution were planted, and this site, managed by the National Park Service, was where American independence was won. As at the Jamestowne Settlement, this is a quiet, contemplative site where you can wander and, with some imagination (or the help of a ranger-led tour), re-create in your mind the last battle of the Revolutionary War. An on-site museum explains the course of the battle, which wasn’t the climactic clash many visitors expect. The British surrendered after a long siege, wherein defeat was all but assured, and the key to American victory were the blockading efforts of the allied French Navy. The battlefield is about 13 miles east of Williamsburg.

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Yorktown Battlefield General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries, Educational
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