Visiting Yorktown – 8/25/22

Happy Thursday! I am sharing the last third of the Historic Triangle in Virginia. On Tuesday, I shared our time in Jamestown and Jamestowne.

Yesterday, I shared our time in Colonial Williamsburg.

Today I am sharing our time in Yorktown. We visited the visitor’s center and museum but didn’t do much in the actual Yorktown Battlefield. This was our fourth three day trip and I’ve learned that by day 3 of learning and touring, the boys are pretty done.

Before we headed to Yorktown, we met my dad’s sister and my cousin’s daughter for breakfast. It was so good to see them! We talked and caught of for quite a while before heading off.

Yorktown Battlefield is a National Park so we started at the desk to get the junior ranger books and pins. I love the junior ranger activities because they give the kids things to look for and a little structure in our visits to National Parks.

We started with an introductory video. It was great! I was so impressed with the videos that these museums had to introduce all visitors to the historic site.

The museum wasn’t huge, but there were a lot of interesting things there. We went inside a replica of ship that would’ve been used in the Revolutionary War. The kids had fun pretending to fire the canons.

Upstairs, there were models of three important moments in the Battle of Yorktown where General Cornwallis surrendered.

We also saw some recreations of materials the soldiers would’ve used or had.

Once we exited the ship, there was an actual tent that George Washington used in the Revolutionary War. It was really neat to see it and walk into it through a glass vestibule.

From there we headed out to drive the Battlefield. However, when we got in the car the vote was to head on home. And that was ok. At this point it was August 18th and we’d only been home for 3 days this month.

We had a great trip and learned so much! Since we’ve been home, the boys have used all of our maps and materials to reenact the battle and the settlements.

I am so glad we took this trip with my parents! It was so fun and we learned a bunch!

That wraps up our trip to the Historic Triangle area in Virginia. I’ll be back tomorrow with my favorites from the week. Have a great day full of sunshine and books!

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