Yorktown History

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Yorktown History

Allow us to introduce you to the place where the United States gained its independence as you explore the site of the last major battle of the Revolutionary War.  Here at Yorktown, in the fall of 1781, Gen. George Washington, with allied American and French forces, besieged Gen. Charles Cornwallis' British Army, effectively ending the war. There's history surrounding you, everywhere you turn. Discover what makes us such a unique and inspirational destination.

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Stay Tuned! At the end of September, we will feature a behind-the-scenes blog post from the curator of the AfterWARd exhibition at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.