Yorktown, Virginia Area Hotels are available for visits to the Yorktown Battlefield site, Jamestown Settlement Museum, and Colonial Williamsburg. The historic sites are within 20 miles of one another in the Historic Triangle formed by the Yorktown Battlefield site, Historic Jamestown Settlement, and Colonial Williamsburg Virginia.
The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, a Commonwealth of Virginia run museum created displays that depict life in the first successful English settlement of the Americas and the events that led to the pivitol battle of the american Revolutionary War.
Visitors can experience hands-on history while learning about Powhatan Indians, the first Africans to come to America, the first English settlers, and the life of soldiers during the Revolution.
Yorktown area hotels and lodging offer access to the Historic Triangle formed by the Yorktown Battle site, the Jamestown Settlement Museum, and Colonial Williamsburg.
Nearby, the Bush Gardens theme park offers a European Renaissance theme with rides, exotic food, and shopping.
Within twenty miles find Water Country USA, the mid-Atlantic state's largest water theme park.
The closest hotels to the Yorktown Battlefield site and the Jamestown Settlement Museum are in Williamsburg were there are winery tours and tasting at the Williamsburg Vineyard, a huge potters shop, and many upscale outlet malls.
Yorktown Hotels for Yorktown Battlefield, Jamestown Settlement, Colonial Williamsburg.
Colonial Soldiers at the Yorktown Battlefield
Yorktown highlights the decisive battle of Yorktown just 20 miles east of Jamestown. The British Army under Cornwallis had occupied the port of Yorktown and it was here that Washington with the help of an army led by Lafayette and another led by Rochambeau, and the French fleet under Degrasse would trap Cornwallis and defeat his army in the last major battle of the revolution.
Washington and Rochambeau 's armies marched to that victory from Williamsburg, an event well documented in roadside signs.
The Yorktown Jamestown Foundation runs the Yorktown Victory Center an encampment and museum near the Yorktown Battle site where costumed interpreters explain in meticulous historic detail the life of the colonial soldier.
The National Park service manages the actual battle site where rangers conduct tours and guest can self-guide over twelve miles of loop roads with pullouts and interpretive plaques. Washington's army laid siege to Yorktown in September of 1781, firing cannon into the British positions for 19 days. The village of Yorktown took a terrible beating, with the destruction of half its houses but a few Colonial era gems remain, some still marked by the strike of cannon balls. The town maintains pedestrian only streets and a walkway that leads from the Park Service battle site to the town.
The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation,has created displays that depict life in this first successful English settlement and the life of a colonial army soldier. The actors and interpreters help us understand what life was like for the early settlers and for the colonial soldiers who fought at the Battle of Yorktown...
The costumed guides at the Yorktown Battle site help visitors experience the era with demonstrations of hands-on history. They give detailed descriptions of the life of the colonial soldier during the revolution.
Shortly after the settlers arrived they built Americas first commercial enterprise. By 1608 a glass works near the first settlement was established. You can visit a replica building and watch glass artists at work.
Watch for the Glass House on the Colonial Parkway.
How to reach Yorktown
Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF) is a half hour's drive away and has five rental car companies operating from the airport..
Norfolk International Airport (NIA) is forty miles south ( seven rental car companies)
Richmond International Airport (RIC) is 45 miles north with eight rental car companies. ..
Many Yorktown, VA Area Hotels are located in surrounding towns such as Williamsburg and Newport News. See area information
Yorktown Area Hotels and attractions
The Jamestown Settlement Museum, The Yorktown battlefield site, and Colonial Williamsburg are within a 20 mile Historic Triangle near Williamsburg, Virginia.
Notable Yorktown Area Family Hotel: Great Wolf Lodge
Great Wolf Lodge is designed for families. There are 301 suites accommodating any size family. Within the kid friendly lodge there is a water park. There is also a huge arcade, a spa, food courts, and a bar restaurant.
Williamsburg Location Great Wolf Lodge
Take a Yorktown, Jamestown, and Williamsburg Virginia Vacation and find plenty of Yorktown area and Colonial Williamsburg Hotels such as Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg.
Within 20 miles find Bush Garden, Water Country Yorktown VA hotels and Jamestown hotels. Look for Colonial Williamsburg discount tickets and Williamsburg golf packages. Williamsburg Winery tours and many other attractions are nearby,
The Yorktown Battlefield site, the Jamestown Settlement Museum and Colonial Williamsburg are within twenty miles on Virginia's Historic Triangle.
The Yorktown Battlefield site
Use these suggestions to shop for a Yorktown hotel.
Yorktown Hotels for Yorktown Battlefield, Jamestown Settlement, and Colonial Williamsburg can be found in Yorktown and Williamsburg.
Hotels are available within 20 miles of the sites in the Historic Triangle of Williamsburg Virginia.
Yorktown Hotels are available within 20 miles of the sites in the Historic Triangle of Williamsburg Virginia.
The Jamestown Settlement, the Yorktown Battlefield, and the Preserved Colonial Village of Williamsburg are within 20 miles of one another in the Jamestown Virginia area.