There’s so much to do in Williamsburg, Virginia and the surrounding area. You can certainly get your fill of history during your visit. The Yorktown Battlefield Historical National Park is one such place! It’s a quick visit but worth the stop.
Once you enter the building you’ll find the welcome desk where you’ll get your tickets!
Yorktown Battlefield is where the last major battle of the Revolutionary war occurred. This is where in 1781 Washington overtook Cornwallis. Inside the museum you’ll see a replica of Washington’s ship which was pretty cool to walk through! Upstairs from the ship is an area which goes into detail the battle through artifacts and dioramas.
There is also a display of George Washington’s tent!
Make sure you bring your Junior Ranger book or National Park book so you can get them stamped right outside the gift shop.
Available upon entry the visitor center has maps with key points throughout the park that you’re able to drive to and read markers all about the Yorktown Battle. The visitor center is located about five minutes from the American Revolution Museum so make sure you leave enough time to visit both.
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