Yorktown Battlefield

Yorktown Battlefield was the site of one of the most important battles in the Revolutionary War. In 1781, the British army surrendered to the American army and its allies on this legendary field, marking the last key fight of the war and the beginning of independence. Today, the area is peaceful and beautiful, creating plenty of opportunities to learn about history and put yourself in the shoes of the colonists and soldiers. Plan a full day to explore the site; you'll need it to fully take in the allied siege lines, British defenses, and the reality of war in the infancy of the United States. Yorktown Battlefield is part of the larger Colonial National Historical Park. 

Where to Stay

RV Parks & Campgrounds Near Yorktown Battlefield

RV camping is a great way to make the most of your trip to the Yorktown Battlefield and the other fantastic historic sites in the region. After a day of education, you can return to your camp for a relaxing night in the great outdoors. An RV rental can help maximize vacation time; rent one nearby through RVshare and get into camp quickly.

RV Rentals Near Yorktown Battlefield

Things to Do

Things To Do Near Yorktown Battlefield

Whether you're a history buff or a novice, Yorktown Battlefield is a fascinating place to spend a day. Explore the region on foot to get a sense of the Revolutionary soldiers' viewpoint. Alternatively, drive the Historic Tour Road to take in all of the park's main sites with minimal walking.

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How To Get To Yorktown Battlefield

Whether you're coming from the north or south, Highway 17 is the easiest way to get to the Yorktown Battlefield. From Newport News, take Highway 17 north to the Colonial Parkway. Head east, and you'll reach the battlefield entrance in a few minutes. If you're coming in from Norfolk or Richmond, you can connect to Highway 17 via I-64.


1000 Colonial Pkwy, Yorktown, VA 23690

Fee: Entry Fee (Per Adult) $15.0

For individuals aged 16 years and older, the entry fee is $15.

Fee: Entry Fee (Per Youth)

For individuals 15 years and younger, there is no entry fee.

Yorktown Battlefield offers the opportunity to journey back in time to the dawn of the United States. As you walk and drive around the historic battlefield sites, marvel at the struggles of the colonists as they made a home in the New World. To make the most of your trip, bring an RV to use as a mobile home base.