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Colonial National Historical Park

1000 Colonial Pkwy, Yorktown, VA 23690
+1 757-898-2410
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A chance to touch and feel history

Colonial williamsburg is currently a two-headed site. Part of it is no-cost to visitors, and there... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Yorktown, Virginia
Three Sites

This park is actually made up of three locales: Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown. Jamestown is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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1000 Colonial Pkwy, Yorktown, VA 23690
+1 757-898-2410
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Colonial williamsburg is currently a two-headed site. Part of it is no-cost to visitors, and there is a charge for specific sites. For historical interested, do your homework prior to purchasing you tickets. These "admission only" spots bring oral interpretations from paid staffs. Still, there...More

Thank donpipes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This park is actually made up of three locales: Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown. Jamestown is the ruins of the historic settlement, while Yorktown is the lovely town and notable battlefield. Colonial Williamsburg is by far the most famous and is worth a day all on...More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 14 April 2017

There were no carriage rides, there was nothing to do except take the trolley around the area because it is only spring time so nothing is open! The saving grace to that was the person driving the trolley was very nice, friendly and funny.

Thank Mark n Debbi S
Reviewed 24 March 2017

As noted by others, this entry should deal with the ‘park’ which lines the roadway between Yorktown and Jamestown via Williamsburg (see separate reviews). As such, the park is not much. Lots of greenery, and absence of roadside business or advertising makes this a nice...More

Thank gpcd
Reviewed 1 January 2017

It really is worth a visit. We viewed the short movie and then walked through the small museum. The highlight was really the tour guide, a NP ranger. His "history class" was anything but boring. The children were engaged as well as the history/military buffs....More

Thank L H
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Take the time to take in all the views. Smell the smells and let Williamsburg give you all that it has to offer. There is nowhere else like it. The feel at night is different from the day. If demonstrations and programs aren't your gig,...More

Thank Tim H
Reviewed 1 December 2016

On October 19, 1781, the decisive military campaign of the American Revolution culminated with the British Maj. Gen. Benjamin Lincoln accepts the surrender from American Brig. Gen. Charles O'Hara . At the Visitor Center can join guided tours to the Battlefield area, Surrender Field, 18th...More

1  Thank CarlosFrankieB
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is operated by the U.S. National Park Service. There is a fee to get in, or you can use your Park Pass. There are two options in the Jamestowne, VA area. The Jamestowne Settlement is more for school groups or those with younger children,...More

1  Thank Martha P
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited national park while in Yorktown. The main building was very interesting including a brief movie showing the Battle of Yorktown. It was a good history lesson. The self-guided drive through the park was great. it allowed you to view all...More

Thank pjzepp
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This was our second time to the park last time was 4 years ago when we purchased the park pass. This time we did not we just walked through the historic area. The building are orginal and well restored/preserved. If you are into American History...More

Thank pwuchief
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Cornwallis didn't surrender where you said he did. He hid in a nearby cave and made a minion do it. Oi!
14 January 2016|
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Janet A
Hi, We are a mature couple, visiting in March, for 2 full days, plus arrival & departure days. Our hotel is in Williamsburg, and we will spend our arrival day and one full day there. We will skip the Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center, and visit the NP sites. Can we do Historic Jamestown & Yorktown Battlefield, plus the town of Yorktown in one day? Can you suggest a plan that makes the most sense?
5 January 2015|
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Yes, that is definitely doable. My suggestion though would be to get an early start. Sounds like a good travel plan....have fun!!!