Yorktown is one part of the historic triangle in Williamsburg, Virginia. We were only able to drive by last time, but this time we got to get out and look around. We went to the National Park visitor center. It was small but very good and informative. We played on the ship:
studied dioramas of the different areas of battle:
looked at the displays and watched a movie to help us understand better what Yorktown was all about.
Kids 15 and younger were free, 16 and above were $7 each. Not bad!! Then we went outside and walked around some of the battlegrounds– there are a lot of mounds still left from the battle:
We then walked back to the visitor center an on over to the monument:
and the beach/ port area:
It was a lovely day and very beautiful out there.
We found some jellyfish:
enjoyed the pier and watching the seagulls:
Then we headed back to the van:
We then drove around a bunch of the historic areas, there is a tour. It was eye opening to understand and see just how much land the battle covered. I didn’t take any more pictures of it because I was driving. But we could see why the soldiers built the mounds, we could see areas where they used natural hills to their advantage, we saw graveyards and cannons. It was well worth the visit.