The last significant battle of the American Revolution was fought at Yorktown. On October 19, 1781, British General Charles Cornwallis surrendered. For battlefield enthusiasts, this site is a find. For school-age children studying the American Revolution, the battlefield can be interesting. Check the schedule for guided park ranger tours, typically a 30-minute walk detailing the British defenses. At the Visitors Center, watch the introductory film and pick up a booklet of activities needed to earn a Junior Ranger patch for kids ages 6 to 12. For those who would rather drive, the battlefield offers seven- or nine-mile tours.
Cook Road & Moore House Rd, Colonial Parkway, Yorktown, 23690, VA