Monday, June 17, 2024

Revolutionary War buffs rejoice: New app lets you explore Yorktown virtually

People missing Yorktown Battlefield can now check out the location –– virtually.

“The Yorktown Tour Guide is your complete guide to Yorktown, Virginia – site of the last major land battle of the American Revolutionary War and witness to George Washington’s decisive victory over General Lord Charles Cornwallis,” according to the app’s description.

The tour guide app has three different tours with a total of 21 stops from the historic town to the battlefield and allied encampment with photos and historical facts, according to the news release.

The app is free to download via the App Store and Google Play and is a joint venture with the American Battlefield Trust, a nonprofit preserving history and Colonial National Historical Park.

“We are thrilled to launch this new option for visitors to the Yorktown Battlefield and expand our array of interpretive resources,” Kym Hall, superintendent of Colonial National Historical Park, said in a prepared statement. “During the COVID-19 pandemic the Battlefield, tour roads and historic town area have remained open to pedestrians and bicyclists to allow visitors to explore and exercise in a socially distant manner.”

“This app is a well-timed new tool to aid in that exploration,” she added.

For more information about the Yorktown Tour Guide app, visit the American Battlefield Trust’s website.

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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