On the next day of our trip, we drove over to Yorktown. So our first day was Colonial Williamsburg, then we jumped back in time to Jamestown, and next forward in time to Yorktown. Our first stop was the Yorktown Battlefield national park. When I had last visited this area, the weather had made it such that we missed the battlefield. This time it was a little better, although pretty hot. But not to worry, the NPS has organized a driving tour of the battlefield, meaning that you can spend most of your time in your air-conditioned car.
We started at the visitor’s center, where there is a small museum display of artifacts related to the battle. Then we walked outside to view the area where the British had their main fortifications. We also walked to the Yorktown Victory Monument. From there we drove to the original allied (American/French) lines, and then on to the second set of allied lines that were closer to the British position. The tour continued with a visit to the Moore House, where surrender negotiations were held. Finally we saw the field area where the British surrendered.