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“Nothing open in the spring”

Colonial National Historical Park
Ranked #10 of 25 things to do in Yorktown
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: An area of southeast Virginia where the following major historical sites/towns are linked by a 23-mile road: Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown.
Reviewed April 14, 2017

There were no carriage rides, there was nothing to do except take the trolley around the area because it is only spring time so nothing is open! The saving grace to that was the person driving the trolley was very nice, friendly and funny.

Thank Mark n Debbi S
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Reviewed March 23, 2017

As noted by others, this entry should deal with the ‘park’ which lines the roadway between Yorktown and Jamestown via Williamsburg (see separate reviews). As such, the park is not much. Lots of greenery, and absence of roadside business or advertising makes this a nice drive, but without the linchpins at either end, the ‘park’ would have no reason to exist. There are plenty of nice drives with scenic turnouts which are not called 'park'.

1  Thank gpcd
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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. I would not have enjoyed it nearly as much if I hadn't taken the tour .
The tour was immediately outside of the visitor center and entailed very little walking. We went in the summer but there were some shade trees to stand/sit under so the sun wasn't that bad.
We stayed in Williamsburg and used that as our base for traveling to the James River Plantations , Yorktown, Jamestown, etc.

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, get a cup of coffee from Aroma's (where you'll leave quite convinced that Starbucks isn't the only coffee shop in the world) and wander the old streets while holding your favorite Girl's hand. This place wreaks of romance at night.

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 century Yorktown, Yorktown Victory Monument and Nelson Thomas Jr. Home. On Yorktown Victory Center can re-create life on a farm during Revolutionary times, make some history of your own step into the boots of 18th century ordinary soldier. You can feel Americas Origin, its GREAT.

1  Thank CarlosFrankieB
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