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Yorktown Battlefield [VA]

Yorktown Battlefield is notable for being the location of the British surrender during the Revolutionary War. The park hosts a variety of special events throughout the year commemorating the battle, as well as tours of the battlefield and town. Colonial Williamsburg and historic Jamestown are also located only minutes away from Yorktown.

The park offers ranger-led tours, as well as a variety of programs including the Young Soldiers Program, where kids join a costumed interpreter to learn about life as a soldier, and artillery demonstrations. The website offers a detailed history of the park, as well as visitor information, and an events calendar. In order to contact the park via email, use the "email us" link located on the left side of the webpage.