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Yorktown was authorized in 1634 and established in 1691, primarily as a port along the York River. Yorktown is best known for the famous siege and surrender of British forces to General Washington in 1781 to end the Revolutionary War. It was also the location of a second major siege during the Civil War, as well as a major port for supplying Union armies during campaigns in the region.
Today the town has just 200 residents and nine of the buildings from 1781 still survive. The battlefield surrounding the town has been well-preserved with little development since the American Revolution.
I have visited Williamsburg two or three times in my life, but I've never been as impressed with the town as so many... more travel advice
On 17 October 1781 at 9am, a British drummer climbed the British fortifications and played the "long roll" to call the... more travel advice
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