The 231st anniversary of America's decisive Revolutionary War victory at Yorktown will be marked with a three-day celebration, beginning with a patriotic parade and commemorative ceremony on Friday, October 19 – Yorktown Day – in historic Yorktown and at Yorktown Battlefield. A variety of engaging hands-on military interpretive programs and tours continue on Saturday and Sunday, October 20 and 21, at Yorktown Battlefield and the Yorktown Victory Center.
The Yorktown Victory Center, a museum of the American Revolution, will feature military re-enactors, musket and artillery demonstrations, and hands-on interpretive programs at re-creations of a Continental Army encampment and 1780s farm. Admission is $9.75 for adults and $5.50 for ages 6 through 12. Children under six 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 Friday, October 19, will be free as part of the Yorktown Day celebration. Admission on Saturday, October 20, and Sunday, October 21, is $10.00 per adult, and those under age 16 admitted are free.
A full event schedule of Yorktown Victory Weekend festivities is available at: http://www.historyisfun.org/Yorktown-Victory-Celebration.htm.
Admission Fee: Yorktown Victory Center admission is $9.75 for adults and $5.50 for ages 6-12. Save 20% with a combination ticket to Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia: $20 adults; $10 ages 6-12. Children under 6 are free. Free parking. Tickets and packages available with other Williamsburg area attractions.
Last Updated: 10/10/2012 3:25 PM