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Cornwallis' Cave Customhouse
Drum Museum Grace Church and Book & Gift Shop
Moore House Nelson House
Watermen's Museum & Gift Shop Yorktown Victory Monument
Yorktown Visitor Center


Yorktown Visitor Center

Museum, film, battlefield, auto tours, ranger programs. Also available in bookstore are Revolutionary WAr and Colonial history books, videos, etc.

Open Daily 8:30 - 5:00 pm (summer 6 pm)

Phone: 804 898-3400


Yorktown Victory Monument

Commissioned by the Continental Congress in 1781 to commemorate the great victory at Yorktown. This majestic monument was completed in 1884.


Nelson House

A restored mansion of Georgian architecture. It was the home of Thomas Nelson, Jr., a signer of the Declaration of Independence, Governor of Virginia, and commander of the Virginia Militia during the siege of Yorktown.

Phone: 804 898-3400


Grace Church and Book & Gift Shop

300 year old Episcopal Church survived 1781 and 1862 sieges & the "Great Fire" of 1814. Gifts, cards and literature available in gook shop. Open 11 -2 Tue-Sat and Sun after services.

Phone: 804 898-9315


Watermen's Museum and Gift Shop

Tells the story of the Chesapeake's wooden boats and iron men. Boat models, photos, tools, artifacts are on exhibit.

Phone: 804 877-2641


Yorktown Victory Center Museum & Gift Shop

American Revolution in dramatic film, exhibits. Costumed interpreters demonstrate Continental Army camp life & 18th century farm site. Open daily 9 am - 5 pm

Phone: 804 887-1776


Drum Museum

Drum museum and headquarters for Fifes and Drums of York Town. On Main Street. Free admission.

Open weekends and daily in summer 10 am - 5 pm

Phone: 804 898-9418



said to have been built in 1721 as Richard Ambler's large brick storehouse and used as his office while he served as collector of customs in Yorktown. Open seasonally only on Sundays 2 pm - 5 pm


Cornwallis' Cave

This is supposed to be Cornwallis' headquarters during the siege


Moore House

Historic site of negotiations prior to the British surrender at Yorktown, October 19, 1781. Open daily in summer and weekends in the spring and fall.

Phone: 804 898-3400


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