The 234th anniversary of America's decisive Revolutionary War victory at Yorktown will be marked with a weekend celebration, with a variety of engaging hands-on military interpretive programs and tours on Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18, at Yorktown Battlefield and the Yorktown Victory Center. A commemorative ceremony and patriotic parade will be held on Monday, October 19 – Yorktown Day – in historic Yorktown and at Yorktown Battlefield.
The Yorktown Victory Center, a museum of the American Revolution, will feature musket and artillery demonstrations, and hands-on interpretive programs at re-creations of a Continental Army encampment and Revolution-period farm. Admission is $9.75 for adults and $5.50 for ages 6 through 12. Children under 6 are admitted free.
The National Park Service at Yorktown Battlefield, site of the climactic 1781 siege, effectively ending the American Revolutionary War, will offer a variety of tours and talks highlighting the 1781 siege of Yorktown. Yorktown Battlefield admission on Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18, is $10.00 per adult, and those under age 16 admitted are free. Admission on October 19, is free as part of the Yorktown Day celebration.