Yorktown Battlefield

Yorktown Battlefield

At this site in 1781, the British army under Lord Cornwallis surrendered to General Washington, a victory that secured independence for the United States. A visit begins at the National Park Service Visitor Center with a short film and a walk through the museum, which includes artifacts from the battle, such as George Washington's field tent. Visitors can also consider the audio guide for a do-it-yourself driving tour of the battlefield.