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Yorktown Battlefield

1000 Colonial Parkway, Yorktown, VA 23690
+1 757-898-2410
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Finally make it here and it ties together our visit to the Museum

Nice, but small visitors center with a very small museum and an interesting introductory film... read more

Reviewed yesterday
vtcc64
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Culpeper
Average in terms of battlefields

I have been to lots of battlefields and this one is just average. One of the best parts is the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Butch E
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Nashville, Tennessee
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“driving tour” (289 reviews)
“visitor center” (169 reviews)
“park ranger” (70 reviews)
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1000 Colonial Parkway, Yorktown, VA 23690
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Reviewed yesterday

Nice, but small visitors center with a very small museum and an interesting introductory film. Small gift shop. Run by the Park Service. The walking tour of Yorktown did not appeal to our 12 and 6 year old, and the battlefield walking tour was not...More

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Reviewed yesterday

I have been to lots of battlefields and this one is just average. One of the best parts is the small museum in the Visitor Center. The driving tour is okay but again just average. Some of the stops could use a little TLC.

Thank Butch E
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Reviewed 4 days ago

very educational, a little on the pricy side for what it is, but hopefully the money goes back into the center.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

There was an impressive 1/3 sized indoor replica of the battle ship that defended Yorktown. You can walk through it. Several other exhibits touched on various aspects of the battle.

Thank Marv R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great visitor center with helpful staff. Kids enjoyed the museum and the film and gift store. Provided a self driving tour map of the key engagements. Highly reccomend!

Thank redredwine75
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice Visitor Center and no entry fee with the NPS Senior Pass. Watched the video prior to our tour as we always do but this video left a lot to be desired. It appeared to have had scenes from a poorly made movie spliced...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the walking tour at the location of the siege offered by NPS. Our guide was fantastic! After cleaning much of her knowledge, we did the driving tour to the various locations on the siege lines. The canons, stories on the plaques, walking the...More

Thank hillhea
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hard to believe it was the site of a bloody battle. So much history. Didn't realize how much the French contributed to us achieving our freedom from England. It was a real political world back then too. We were there before dusk. Very quiet and...More

Thank Marlin V
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While a great deal of publicity and documentaries appear on the Civil War, there was no one battle that could be defined as THE key one. However, the Battle at Yorktown indeed was the most important battle for our country’s independence. The Yorktown National Battlefield...More

Thank hjinman46
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had just read the definitive work on the battle and was looking forward to the trip. There is an audio tour but you need a CD player. And the movie is ok but a bit outdated. While I did not expect the battlefield to...More

Thank lrb881
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Ed S
July 9, 2018|
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Response from Arnold B | Reviewed this property |
There is no app for the battle field car tour. Take your time and go through the museum first and take a few notes. There is so much information in that museum you will not be able to remember at least I didn't. Start on... More
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Carla T
June 17, 2018|
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Response from shelleyv24 | Reviewed this property |
The visitor center closes at 5pm but the park is open 6am until sunset. Also the historical town roads that are closed for foot traffic during the day open up to vehicles in the evening.
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Mineral2004
May 14, 2017|
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Response from BASLAD | Reviewed this property |
I was by myself so I could move along at my own pace. I did the visitor Center and took my time on the roads around the park, reading each sign. I spent at least 3 hours. I would highly recommend the American Revolution... More
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