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Address: 1000 Colonial Pkwy, Yorktown, VA 23690
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+1 757-898-2410
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

An area of southeast Virginia where the following major historical...

An area of southeast Virginia where the following major historical sites/towns are linked by a 23-mile road: Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown.

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This Is The Gold Standard Of Historic Restorations

The title of this review is self explanatory. See what life looked like when the United States was a colony of another nation.

Reviewed 24 September 2016
Daniel C
Chappaqua, New York
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Chappaqua, New York
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59 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

The title of this review is self explanatory. See what life looked like when the United States was a colony of another nation.

Thank Daniel C
Saint Louis, Missouri
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147 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

The last time we were in Virginia we had planned on seeing Yorktown, however a very rainy day prevented it. Since this will probably be our last trip back east this was a must do on this trip. I can't say enough about how beautiful the monuments are and the fact George Washington and his troops were camped here, not... More 

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Columbus, OH
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44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

A ticket buys seven days of adventure and learning indoors and out. The park includes museums, battlefields, nature walks, reconstructed forts, an indian village, games, bivouacs, piers, wildlife, river views, archaeological digs and historic commerce sites in Yorktown, Jamestown and the fascinating area in between. Those 15 and younger, active duty military members, and seniors are admitted for free. Sites... More 

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Albany, New York
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69 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Enjoyable visit to Colonial National Historical Park. Easy walkabout near the other historic sites in the History Triangle of Williamsburg, Jamestown, & Yorktown. Can be accessed by car or by bicycle.

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Yorktown, Virginia
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The visitor center is great. The battlefields are beautiful. The tour road is a great ride whether you're in a car or on a bike. The picture is misleading. That's a picture of Colonial Williamsburg, also a great place to visit and within a beautiful thirty minute drive on the Colonial Parkway. CNHP focuses on the Revolutionary War but there's... More 

Thank freebird452016
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146 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

This beautiful tidal island is so deceptive as in 1607 (before the Pilgrims) that the English thought this a good idea. Hard times followed but the preservation and restoration is superb and must be witnessed. We enjoyed a great NPS Ranger Robbie Smith who took use through the details of the Yorktown siege and the collapse of the British under... More 

Brandon, Florida
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204 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Colonial Williamsburg is a Must See! Laid out like the colonial city. Lots of activities and the orators were just amazing. Love the persons in period dress. Worth the time.

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

This is a place to combine a visit with Jamestown as they are within a few miles of each other yet are two very distinctly different experiences. You can visit the main area and then drive a loop to see different significant locations including the Moore house where the surrender of Cornwallis was negotiated. There is another longer drive we... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia
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32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Colonial National Historical Park encompasses all of Colonial Parkway, including the surrounding wooded areas. It has the feel of being separated from the trappings of the city life, allowing for an escape into nature and beauty.

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Downey, California
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Whether you are driving or walking, Yorktown is wonderful and the park is exceptional. You cannot spend enough time there....there is so much to see and do. Every visit is unique because the information is so interesting. It is really hot in the summer, but it is still worthwhile. Perfect for the whole family.

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