Yorktown Day Celebration
Don’t miss the annual celebration in Yorktown, marking the last major military action of the American Revolution!
Where: The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, Yorktown Battlefield and Historic Yorktown, VA
When: Saturday through Wednesday, October 15-19, 2022
Description: The 241st anniversary of America’s decisive Revolutionary War victory at Yorktown will be celebrated Saturday through Wednesday, October 15-19, with a multi-day salute of events and activities at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, Yorktown Battlefield and Historic Yorktown leading to Yorktown Day commemorative events on October 19.
Yorktown Day, on Wednesday, October 19, will feature the return of the patriotic Yorktown Day Parade at 10:30 a.m. on Main Street and will be followed by the official commemorative ceremony with patriotic exercises at the Monument to Victory and Alliance, also known as the Yorktown Victory Monument.
The History: On October 19, 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.
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