YORKTOWN BATTLEFIELD TOUR
The Yorktown Battlefield is a reminder of one of the best news and greatest thing that happened to the American people: Independence from the Britain. Therefore, its significance to the citizens of America cannot be overemphasized as the mention of it brings true happiness to the entire American race. Little wonder thousands of people troop in annually to visit this awesome place and see for themselves film, and museum exhibit used during the battle.
About Yorktown Battlefield
Yorktown Battlefield is the site of the final battle of the American Revolutionary War. On October 19, 1781, the combined effort of American and France troops commanded by General George Washington forced the British armies led by Lord Charles Cornwallis to a complete surrender, which secured the longing independence of the American people and charted a new course for the world history. On hearing the bad news which was good news to the Americans, British Prime Minister Frederick Lord North is alleged to have said, “Oh God, it’s all over.” And certainly it was.
Tour of Yorktown Battlefield
Managed by the National Park Service as part of the Colonial National Historical Park, the Yorktown Battlefield is a historic site for people to discover what it took the United States to be independent, as they explore the site of the last major battle of the Revolutionary War.
While on Yorktown Battlefield, you begin your tour at the Visitor Center, where you watch the 16-minute introductory movie that showcases the Siege of Yorktown. Explore and discover the museum exhibits including the portions of the field tents which George Washington utilized all through the course of the battle. Rangers are available to guide your walking tour of the historic battlefield all through the day, as well as a tour of the historic Yorktown. Your questions will not go unanswered as the Park Staff will graciously answer any questions and provide any useful information about the park. A stroll from the Visitors Center will land you in the community of Yorktown where you have the opportunity to view as many historical sites in the town as possible. While on this tour, explore the battlefield to see the cannons and fortifications used during the war. You don’t also want to miss the historic buildings, which includes; The Moore House, where the negotiating terms took place to end the siege, The Nelson House, which has scars of the bombardment, the Yorktown Victory Monument, and the National Cemetery Lodge showcasing exhibits that tells the history of Yorktown’s Civil War. The tour maps to aid your movement around the park are accessible at the Visitor Center.
Detailed Tour Itinerary
Tour lasts around 10 hours
Tour departure: 8:00 am
Time: 2 h 31 min (165 miles)
Private tour only
Total People: 14
Choose vehicle: SUV, Limousine, Van, Shuttle bus
Tour leaves from Washington DC to Yorktown Battlefield
Meeting Location: 700 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20408