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Date:
October 19, 2018 - October 21, 2018
Time:
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
Address:
200 Water Street
Yorktown, VA 23690
Contact:
888.593.4682
ADA:
Yes
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Yorktown Victory Celebration, American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

Friday, October 19, 2018

The 237th anniversary of America’s decisive Revolutionary War victory at Yorktown will be marked on Yorktown Day, on Friday, October 19, at Yorktown Battlefield, administered by Colonial National Historical Park, an annual event that will feature a patriotic Yorktown Day Parade and Commemorative Ceremony at the Monument to Victory and Alliance, also known as the Yorktown Victory Monument.

The Yorktown Day events are a prelude to weekend programs on Saturday and Sunday, October 20 & 21, with artillery demonstrations, military music and hands-on interpretive programs at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, open house tours at Yorktown Battlefield, and special events in Historic Yorktown.

Yorktown Day marks the anniversary of the American-French victory in 1781 over the British. In 1781, following a nine-day bombardment, British forces in Yorktown under General Charles Cornwallis requested a cease-fire and then surrendered more than 8,000 soldiers and sailors to the combined American and French armies commanded by General George Washington. This was the last major military action of the American Revolution, effectively securing independence for the American colonies following a six and-a-half-year military struggle.

Click here for a complete schedule of events.