Yorktown: The Final Battle of the Revolution
Yorktown is a great driving tour. Some did it on horses and some on bicycle. Lots of stops over a relatively large area, but the start at the visitor center is a great place to spend a little time.
We stared with the overview movie, then a park ranger gave an artillery demonstration - James loved that! - took a tour of the on site museum - and really enjoyed the actual tent of George Washington, all very informative, then a well presented walking tour, and then the driving tour. Each gave an overview from their vantage point. Again... well done. The rangers really know their stuff! I used to think rangers lived in the woods and talked to bears!
After Yorktown, the British were ready to negotiate for peace - - and in two years the treaty of Paris was signed: with Franklin and Adams as America's negotiators.
In Jamestown - James likes that name - we see some of the first steps of a new nation. In Yorktown, just 20 miles away, we see some of the last. Wow.
James and I took in the Yorktown leg while the ladies took in a return to old Williamsburg to pick up more of the crafts and activites we missed yesterday.
Not to be missed with older boys and battle buffs. Miss able with girls and, well, you know the drill. If you go, don't skip the driving tour! Also, don't miss George Washington's tent in the museum area. WOW. The real deal. History baby!