Yorktown Battlefield Part of Colonial National Historical Park


Discover what it took for the United States to be independent as you explore the site of the last major battle of the Revolutionary War. Here at Yorktown, in the fall of 1781, General George Washington, with allied American and French forces, besieged General Charles Lord Cornwallis's British army. On October 19, Cornwallis surrendered, effectively ending the war and ensuring independence.



Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center, 1000 Colonial Parkway, Yorktown, Virginia 23690. From Interstate 64 (I-64) Eastbound from Richmond via I-64, exit 242B for Yorktown. Follow Route 199 East to the Colonial Parkway. Follow the parkway to its end. West bound I-64 from the Virginia Beach/Norfolk/Hampton area for Yorktown, take exit 250B, Route 105 East (Fort Eustis Boulevard east), to Route 17 (George Washington Memorial Highway). Turn left (North) onto Route 17. Follow the signs to the Colonial Parkway/Yorktown Battlefield. From Historic Jamestown Take the Colonial Parkway 24 miles to the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center. From Williamsburg Take the Colonial Parkway 14 miles to the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center. AMTRAK and Greyhound have a station in Williamsburg. Rental cars and taxi service are available from this location.





Colonial National Historical Park P.O. Box 210

Yorktown, VA 23690


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