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Colonial National Historical Park

1000 Colonial Pkwy, Yorktown, VA 23690
+1 757-898-2410
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Visitor Center Tour

It really is worth a visit. We viewed the short movie and then walked through the small museum... read more

Reviewed January 1, 2017
L H
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Glenolden, Pennsylvania
Beautiful time warp

Take the time to take in all the views. Smell the smells and let Williamsburg give you all that it... read more

Reviewed December 21, 2016
Tim H
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Yorktown, Virginia
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An area of southeast Virginia where the following major historical sites/towns are linked by a 23-mile road: Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“carriage ride” (2 reviews)
“island drive” (2 reviews)
“driving tour” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1000 Colonial Pkwy, Yorktown, VA 23690
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+1 757-898-2410
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Reviewed January 1, 2017

It really is worth a visit. We viewed the short movie and then walked through the small museum. The highlight was really the tour guide, a NP ranger. His "history class" was anything but boring. The children were engaged as well as the history/military buffs....More

Thank L H
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Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

Take the time to take in all the views. Smell the smells and let Williamsburg give you all that it has to offer. There is nowhere else like it. The feel at night is different from the day. If demonstrations and programs aren't your gig,...More

Thank Tim H
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Reviewed November 30, 2016

On October 19, 1781, the decisive military campaign of the American Revolution culminated with the British Maj. Gen. Benjamin Lincoln accepts the surrender from American Brig. Gen. Charles O'Hara . At the Visitor Center can join guided tours to the Battlefield area, Surrender Field, 18th...More

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Reviewed November 14, 2016

This is operated by the U.S. National Park Service. There is a fee to get in, or you can use your Park Pass. There are two options in the Jamestowne, VA area. The Jamestowne Settlement is more for school groups or those with younger children,...More

1  Thank Martha P
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Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited national park while in Yorktown. The main building was very interesting including a brief movie showing the Battle of Yorktown. It was a good history lesson. The self-guided drive through the park was great. it allowed you to view all...More

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Reviewed October 17, 2016

This was our second time to the park last time was 4 years ago when we purchased the park pass. This time we did not we just walked through the historic area. The building are orginal and well restored/preserved. If you are into American History...More

Thank pwuchief
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Reviewed October 8, 2016

With hindsight we tried to pack in too much in one day. We drove from Norfolk VA to Yorktown, then along the Colonial Parkway to Williamsburg, then along to Jamestown. So much to see and do. In Yorktown we took the included trolley bus which...More

1  Thank Chris H
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Reviewed September 24, 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
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Reviewed September 23, 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...More

Thank Carlene K
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Reviewed September 22, 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....More

Thank Travelluia
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Yes, that is definitely doable. My suggestion though would be to get an early start. Sounds like a good travel plan....have fun!!!
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