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About this location:

Part of Colonial National Historical Park

Operating Hours & Seasons

Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center

All park grounds are closed at sunset. Yorktown Visitor Center: Opened daily 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Park is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day. Phone 757-856-1240 (24 hour recording) for status of closures.

Standard Hours

  • Sunday:9:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Monday:9:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Tuesday:9:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Wednesday:9:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Thursday:9:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Friday:9:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Saturday:9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Fees & Passes

    Entrance Fees:

    • $7.00 – Yorktown Battlefield
      Adult (16 and older) -$7; good for 7 days entrance to Yorktown Battlefield (and NPS areas at Historic Jamestowne); can be upgraded to see Preservation Virginia areas at Historic Jamestowne for an additional $7 at the Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center. Yorktown Battlefield will not be selling the $14 entrance permit for Historic Jamestowne. 15 and younger are free. Interagency Federal Passes are honored at Yorktown Battlefield allowing card holder and 3 adults entrance.

    Entrance Passes:

    • $30.00 – Colonial National Historical Park Annual Pass
      The The Colonial annual pass admits passholder and three accompanying adults unlimited admittance to both NPS areas at Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield during regular operating hours. Pass is valid for twelve months from the month of purchase. Note: There is an additional $5.00 Preservation Virginia entrance fee for each adult entering on the Colonial Pass to Historic Jamestowne to visit the Preservation Virginia historic areas.


    Yorktown Battlefield – Winning America’s Independence

    Discover what it took for the United States to be independent as you explore the site of the last major battle of the Revolutionary War. Here at Yorktown, in the fall of 1781, General George Washington, with allied American and French forces, besieged General Charles Lord Cornwallis’s British army. On October 19, Cornwallis surrendered, effectively ending the war and ensuring independence.


    For an internet map search or GPS, use the following: Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center, 1000 Colonial Parkway, Yorktown, Virginia 23690. Eastbound from the Richmond area via I-64, exit 242B for Yorktown, to the Colonial Parkway. Follow the parkway to its end. West bound Interstate 64 from the Virginia Beach/Norfolk/Hampton area for Yorktown should take Route 105 East (Fort Eustis Boulevard east), exit 250B to Route 17. Turn left onto Route 17. Follow the signs to Yorktown Battlefield.

    Visitor Centers

    Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center

    The Yorktown Visitor Center is the orientation point for your visit to Yorktown and Yorktown Battlefield. At the visitor center information desk, you can obtain a park brochure with maps and information, an orientation to the park, and an opportunity to schedule your visit around the various interpretive programs going on throughout the day.


    Yorktown, VA climate is warm during summer when temperatures tend to be in the 80’s and cold during winter when temperatures tend to be in the 30’s. The warmest month of the year is July with an average maximum temperature of 89.00 degrees Fahrenheit, while the coldest month of the year is January with an average minimum temperature of 28.10 degrees Fahrenheit. For closures in due to inclement weather at Colonial National Historical Park please phone this 24 hour phone number (757) 856-1240.

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