3- 4 Hours
One Per Car
At Your Own Pace
Welcome to the Yorktown Battlefield Tour
Discover the distinct charm and rich history of Yorktown with this self-guided driving tour. From the scenic waterfront to the battlefields where American independence was won, Yorktown is a town where history lives. Along the drive, you’ll see 18th-century homes, historic battlefields, and charming streetscapes. Immerse yourself in stories of the Revolutionary War, perseverance, and the enduring spirit of the American people. Yorktown’s unique culture, exceptional cuisine, and fascinating historical sites make it a destination unlike any other.
About the Tour
Your tour begins at Yorktown’s historic waterfront, nestled beside the York River. As you drive along, soak in the views of meticulously restored 18th-century homes, including the stunning Nelson House and Moore House, each with its own intriguing story.
From here, traverse through the serene streets of the Yorktown village, enriched with colonial-era charm. As you navigate, you’ll marvel at the architectural marvels such as the historic York County Courthouse and Grace Episcopal Church.
Your journey continues towards the scenic Colonial Parkway, flanked by lush vegetation and the York River’s sweeping vistas. Here, learn about the American Revolution’s critical events and how Yorktown’s landscape played a part in shaping history.
Next, you’ll visit the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, a premier destination recounting America’s fight for independence. Absorb the captivating stories of ordinary people who became extraordinary heroes in our nation’s founding.
Venturing further, you’ll discover the Yorktown Battlefield, where the decisive battle of the Revolutionary War was fought. Stand where General George Washington commanded his troops and appreciate the magnitude of their sacrifice.
Continuing on, you’ll explore the serene coastal beauty of Yorktown Beach. Learn about its strategic importance during wartime while enjoying the tranquility of this treasured local spot.
After that, visit the historic Yorktown Victory Monument, an enduring symbol of America’s triumph in the Revolutionary War. Its fascinating history and commanding presence will captivate you.
Next, immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Yorktown at the Riverwalk Landing. Filled with unique shops, delicious dining, and breathtaking views, it’s a hub for local activity and a taste of Yorktown’s modern life.
Finally, you’ll reach the stunning New Quarter Park. This diverse ecological treasure has inspired artists and nature lovers alike, offering scenic trails, fascinating wildlife, and an unparalleled connection to nature. Your enlightening tour concludes here, but the memories of Yorktown’s rich history and natural beauty will linger.
Starting Address: Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center, 1000 Colonial Nat’l Historical Pkwy, Yorktown, VA
Preview the Tour
Washington Headquarters Audio Story
Yorktown Victory Monument Audio Story
Changing travel date? No worries! All individual tours come with lifetime validity.
The tour works offline, so you do not need your phone network to enjoy the tour. However, we suggest you download the tour on WiFi at your home, hotel, visitor center, etc., before heading out for a completely immersive experience.
Not an Entry Ticket
This is not an entry ticket to any of the attractions along the way.
Not a Car Rental
We do not provide car rental services. You must arrange for a car yourself. Our self-guided driving audio tours will work in any car via an aux cable or Bluetooth.
How many tours should I buy?
Since this is a driving tour, we suggest you buy one tour per car for the best experience.
What do we do?
Action Tour Guide is an audio guide, map, and tour book – all in one app! We are a GPS-enabled app-based tour that narrates information based on your location on your phone. You can experience our driving and walking tours at your own pace and literally at any time of the day!