Historic Yorktown, Virginia
Where British Army surrendered
Full of history and truly charming, Yorktown, Virginia is where we landed this summer. Historic Yorktown, Virginia is a small town in the York River with some of the colonial dwellings and flavors of times past; dating to 1781. Among those is the home of Thomas Nelson Jr., a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
It was in this little town where the American Revolution was won by George Washington. The small town preserves the fortifications, elevations, and markers of the 18th Century Military forces.
You will experience 18-century homes, revolutionary battlefields, and the beautiful scenic riverfront beach. Visit the art galleries, antique stores, and the specialty shops. The museums where the history of the revolution and battles is explained in detail. If Virginia is in your plans for a vacation, schedule a visit to Yorktown. Take their free trolley and tour the village exhibits and history.
In Yorktown, you will find the earthen fortifications of the 18th-century military forces. You will see the signs directing you to where the British, French and American forces were stations and fighting through the siege. You can visit the area where the British surrendered and laid down their arms to the American and French victorious forces. - Surrender Field. Nearby you will find standing amid the battle sites The Victory Monument erected by the United States government on the centennial of the Yorktown victory, inscribed on a plaque near the monument are the names of American known to have lost their lives in the campaign.
Yorktown, Virginia was our last stop this summer and a great one as well! We learned a bit of US history and enjoyed a great American town.
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