Yorktown, VA: Walking the Battlefields of the American Revolution

When you’re visiting the Historic Triangle area of Virginia, you can’t miss Yorktown, VA! This was our next to last full day in the area. We had visited Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, gone on a day trip to Washington, DC, and then taken a day of rest of the condo before heading out to Yorktown. You can read about the rest of our trip on my post, A Homeschool Mom’s Dream Trip! Williamsburg, Jamestown, & Yorktown, VA + Washington, D.C. Yorktown is just a short, lovely drive up Colonial Parkway from Williamsburg, where we made our home base for the week.

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The American Revolution Museum

The American Revolution Museum was our first stop in Yorktown. After a quick consult with General Washington, we felt like we were armed with all the intel we needed to advance safely!

The exquisite exhibits inside the museum boasted of pain-staking attention to detail, telling the story of the unwavering fight for a growing nation’s independence! Make sure you don’t miss the 4D-experiential “Siege of Yorktown” theater!

The outdoor area was just as well-appointed! At the Continental Army encampment, we learned about the medical treatment practices of the Revolution-era military, and Elijah got to shoot a musket.