January 3, 2021
The Yorktown Battlefield is part of Colonial National Historical Park in Virginia. It was the final major battle of the American Revolutionary War in 1781 and where British General Cornwallis surrendered to General George Washington.
The descriptions of the four scenes in the Yorktown Battlefield collage are below.
The Yorktown Victory Monument commemorates
the allied victory over General Cornwallis that resulted in the
American colonies independence.
Colonial National Historical Park administers two of the most historically significant sites in English North America. Historic Jamestowne, the first permanent English settlement in North America in 1607, jointly administered with Preservation Virginia, and Yorktown Battlefield, the final major battle of the American Revolutionary War in 1781. These two sites represent the beginning and end of English colonial America. Situated on the Virginia Peninsula, these sites are connected by the 23-mile scenic Colonial Parkway. Colonial NHP also includes Green Spring, the 17th century plantation home of Virginia's colonial governor, Sir William Berkeley, and the Cape Henry Memorial, which marks the approximate site of the first landing of the Jamestown colonists on the Atlantic Coast in April of 1607.
Image created by USA Patriotism! with U.S. National Park Service photos.