Yorktown, VA Photos

The final battle of the American Revolutionary War was on the banks of the Charles River on October 19, 1781. The British army under General Charles Lord Cornwallis there to surrendered to General George Washington after a siege by combined American & French armies. Today the National Park Service runs the historic site as well as nearby pre-revolutionary houses. The state of Virginia operates an Open Air Museum of Yorktown Victory Center.

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French cannon & mortars on second allied siege line on Yorktown Battlefield. Yorktown, VA.French cannon made in Strasburg in 1761 on Yorktown Battlefield. Yorktown, VA.Second allied siege line looking at British lines on Yorktown Battlefield. Yorktown, VA.Moore House on Yorktown Battlefield where Americans & British drafted British surrender thereby ending American Revolution. Yorktown, VA.
French cannon & mortars on second allied siege line on Yorktown Battlefield. Yorktown, VA.French cannon made in Strasburg in 1761 on Yorktown Battlefield. Yorktown, VA.Second allied siege line looking at British lines on Yorktown Battlefield. Yorktown, VA.Moore House on Yorktown Battlefield where Americans & British drafted British surrender (August 18, 1781) thereby ending American Revolution. Yorktown, VA.
Victory Monument in Yorktown celebrating Washington's defeat of Cornwallis in 1781. Yorktown, VA.Detail of Victory Monument in Yorktown celebrating American Revolution. Yorktown, VA.Nelson House , home of Thomas Nelson Jr. who led the Yorktown Tea Party in 1779 & who also signed Declaration of Independence. Yorktown, VA.Dudley Diggs House. Yorktown, VA.
Victory Monument in Yorktown celebrating Washington's defeat of Cornwallis in 1781. Yorktown, VA.Detail of Victory Monument in Yorktown celebrating American Revolution. Yorktown, VA.Nelson House (c1730), home of Thomas Nelson Jr. who led the Yorktown Tea Party in 1779 & who also signed Declaration of Independence. Yorktown, VA.Dudley Diggs House (c1760). Yorktown, VA.
Old Custom House. Yorktown, VA.Preparing to fire a cannon at the Open Air Museum of Yorktown Victory Center. Yorktown, VA.Cannon firing at Open Air Museum of Yorktown Victory Center. Yorktown, VA.Fife & drum core of Yorktown Victory Center. Yorktown, VA.
Old Custom House (c1790). Yorktown, VA.Preparing to fire a cannon at the Open Air Museum of Yorktown Victory Center. Yorktown, VA.Cannon firing at Open Air Museum of Yorktown Victory Center. Yorktown, VA.Fife & drum core of Yorktown Victory Center. Yorktown, VA.
Farm outbuildings at Open Air Museum of Yorktown Victory Center. Yorktown, VA.


Farm outbuildings at Open Air Museum of Yorktown Victory Center. Yorktown, VA.



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