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You can easily miss this interesting building and cemetery. It is on the edge of the battlefield... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bear H
Williamsburg, Virginia
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Such a serene place away from the hustle and bustle of Williamsburg and Jamestown. Well worth the... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2018
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Over 2,000 Civil War soldiers are buried at this site.
Near French Battery - Parking Lot GPS is 37°13'33.52N 76°30'21.77W, Yorktown, VA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can easily miss this interesting building and cemetery. It is on the edge of the battlefield and is the internment place for soldiers killed in the Battle of Yorktown. Worth a stop, lots of parking . Takes about 30 minutes to discover the meaning...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bear H
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Walking through that area, which is near one of the French battery redoubts, it gives you the chills. Thinking of the men who fought and died there during that battle of Yorktown. Praying they found peace. Very small cemetery at the beginning of your drive.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mario M
Reviewed September 13, 2018

Such a serene place away from the hustle and bustle of Williamsburg and Jamestown. Well worth the time and drive. Walk the trails and use your imagination of the conditions during this battle.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CindyG1404
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Lovely little cemetery at Yorktown Battlefield. It was a Civil War cemetery, not a Revolutionary War Cemetery. At least from what we saw. Can be visited when touring the battlefield.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank searchingamerica
Reviewed August 21, 2018

This was another stop that we checked out while in Yorktown. It is away from everything else, and you have to ride around to its location. It was worth a stop and it was not a long stop. There is a lot of interesting history...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

Many people come here and think Revolutionary War graves. But these are Civil War graves. VA is full of history. This cemetery may not be as well known as Vicksburg or Gettysburg but it was an important battle. Despite the polarization of how to honor...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank IrishVoodoo
Reviewed May 27, 2018 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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Tim H
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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Philip W
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MeraKi25
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.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Alan S
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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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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