Yorktown Battlefield & Cornwallis's Cave

After visiting Historic Jameston and the Jamestown Settlement, we drove down Colonial Parkway to visit the Yorktown Battlefield, the place that effectively ended the American Revolutionary War.

canons, Yorktown Battlefield Park, VA, Virginia
Cannons left over from the siege of Yorktown.

cannon, American Revolution War, Yorktown Battlefield, Virginia
During the bombardment of the siege, General Washington fired the first gun. It is said that it smashed into a table where British officers were eating.

cannon, American Revolution War, Yorktown Battlefield, Virginia
Several British ships were damaged by these cannons that flew across the town and into the harbor.

cannon, surrender flag, American Revolution War, Yorktown Battlefield, Virginia
Can you see the very tiny spec of white at the right center? It's a surrender flag.

At the Yorktown Battlefield is a small visitor center with interesting exhibits at the museum:

Lord Cornwallis' campaign table, museum, American Revolution War, Yorktown Battlefield, Virginia
Lord Cornwallis's campaign table. The top and base can be broken down for transportation.

gunboat, canons, American Revolution War, Yorktown Battlefield, Virginia
Replica gunboat

officer's quarters, gunboat, American Revolution War, Yorktown Battlefield, Virginia
Officers' quarters

interior of gunboat, canons, American Revolution War, Yorktown Battlefield, Virginia

Washington's tent, American Revolution War, Yorktown Battlefield, Virginia
Interior of General Washington's private tent, where he wrote most of his dispatches. The outer portion of this tent is a replica.

memorial, American Revolution War, Yorktown Battlefield, Virginia
Yorktown Battle memorial

Yorktown Battlefield

Address: 200 Water St, Yorktown, Virginia
Hours: 9am - 5pm
Fees: Included in fee for Historic Jamestowne; Otherwise $7
Websites: nps.gov/yonb

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