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Yorktown National Cemetery

Near French Battery - Parking Lot GPS is 37°13'33.52N 76°30'21.77W, Yorktown, VA
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Sunken Graves

Virginia is riddled with National Cemetaries honoring United States soldiers. However this one in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tim H
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Yorktown, Virginia
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Pay respects

Along the auto tour of the Yorktown Auto tour, this Civil War cemetery deserves a stop and a moment... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
Philip W
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Olympia, Washington
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Over 2,000 Civil War soldiers are buried at this site.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good42%
  • Average4%
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Near French Battery - Parking Lot GPS is 37°13'33.52N 76°30'21.77W, Yorktown, VA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Virginia is riddled with National Cemetaries honoring United States soldiers. However this one in particular due to the make up of the soil and rain has graves that have sunken into the ground to include eerie divots in the burial ground as though they had...More

Thank Tim H
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

Along the auto tour of the Yorktown Auto tour, this Civil War cemetery deserves a stop and a moment to remember. There are 1596 markers here of Us Soldiers and a Few CSA soldiers. About half of the markers are for unknown soldiers with 2-4...More

Thank Philip W
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Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

Visiting a cemetery and reviewing is always awkward. It makes the reviewer seem a bit morbid, but this place is quite interesting. Placards have a wealth of info and the place is nicely preserved.

Thank MeraKi25
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Reviewed February 5, 2018

The Yorktown National Cemetery is humbling, like all national cemeteries are. Many men and women gave their lives for our freedoms today.

Thank Alan S
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Reviewed December 22, 2017

viewed some of the graves and walked the area. we were not able to see all of it. It got too dark to completely view it.

Thank deadpoacher
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

A peaceful national cemetery. Grave sites from revolutionary, civil and WW1. Glad we made this stop to honor these men.

Thank Janet D
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

The cemetary has soldiers from both Revolutionary and Civil Wars. I was surprised to see the graves of both union and confederate soldiers from the Civil War

Thank Macorry
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Reviewed October 1, 2017

We took the ride to the many visitor's on the road out. There are at least 13 of them...one was the cemetery. It was a somber visit...many unknown soldiers, many!

Thank Karen R
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Reviewed July 14, 2017

You should stop and see it. Has ease of access for the most part. Walk through the cemetery respectfully and visit the gravesites.

Thank thelmantimestwo
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Reviewed July 12, 2017

My husband and I really enjoyed this stop on the battlefield tour. I just wish they had included what the house on the property was used for.

Thank Kin44
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kmartin92553
Hi, yes I would like to know about this attraction. We were just down in Yorktown and Jamestown yesterday. We specifically ask if there were any historical cemeteries at one of the gift shops in the museum and was told no. Seeing this sign with a directory of names is wonderful, i only wish the shop attendant would have shared this information or direct us to a person who would know, instead of telling us there were absolutely no historical cemeteries. Even if there are no markers, this directory would have been nice to view. Is there anyway we can possibly get a list of those listed on the directory of identified buried soldiers? A photo of the sign? We were down there specifically to locate ancestors. Hope someone can help us out. My husband's family are direct decedents of Goodwin and John Smith Thank you, Karen (Salsman) Martin
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Response from thelmantimestwo | Reviewed this property |
It is a Civil War cemetery, as someone already noted. Sorry to hear that the attendant gave you the wrong info as well. I was not impressed with the staff myself when I was there - I inadvertently gave the ticket person... More
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