Yorktown Battlefield is site of the last major battle of the American Revolutionary War.
A visit begins at the National Park Service Visitor Center, where a 16-minute film, "Siege at Yorktown," and a museum of artifacts from the battle, including George Washington's field tent, provide orientation and background to the climactic Siege of Yorktown.
The National Park Service areas include the field where Cornwallis's surrender took place, the encampment areas, much of the town, and the surrounding siege lines. Guided and self-guided tours include the siege lines, the Moore House, Surrender Field and the Town of York.
The Monument to Victory and Alliance, the Nelson House and many other historic sites are located within the town. An audio tour is available in the museum store for a self-guided driving tour of the battlefield.
Admission Fee: $10; under 16 free
Last Updated: 10/24/2013 3:01 PM