Yorktown Virginia

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:

sourdough_8

sourdough_9

studied dioramas of the different areas of battle:

sourdough_10_1

sourdough_10

sourdough_11

sourdough_12_1

looked at the displays and watched a movie to help us understand better what Yorktown was all about.

sourdough_12

sourdough_13

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:

sourdough_14

sourdough_15_1

sourdough_15

sourdough_30

sourdough_33

sourdough_41

sourdough_48

We then walked back to the visitor center an on over to the monument:

sourdough_57

the town:

sourdough_59

and the beach/ port area:

sourdough_62

It was a lovely day and very beautiful out there.

We found some jellyfish:

sourdough_64

enjoyed the pier and watching the seagulls:

sourdough_76

sourdough_78

sourdough_93

sourdough_97

sourdough_98

Then we headed back to the van:

sourdough_116

sourdough_120

sourdough_123

sourdough_127

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *