Surrender Field

Surrender Field (HMIOF)

Location: Yorktown, VA 23690 York County
Buy Virginia State flags at!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at!

N 37° 12.474', W 76° 30.297'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites

Colonial National Historical Park

On the 17th, at about 10 o'clock, the British raised a white flag on their walls, beat a parley on their drums, and the firing ceased on all sides. Then the terms of surrender were agreed upon between Washington and Cornwallis, and on the afternoon of the 19th the British army marched out on the main road and surrendered prisoners of war.
Asa Redington, 1st New Hampshire Regiment

On October 19, 1781, British troops, commanded by Lieutenant General Lord Cornwallis, marched from heavily damaged Yorktown and surrendered on this field to the allied French and American armies under the command of General George Washington. Cornwallis, pleading illness, did not accompany his men.

The pavilion ahead overlooks the scene of the laying down of weapons. The short, wheelchair-accessible trail leads past exhibits that describe the spectacle, mood, and pagentry of that momentous event. The British defeat at Yorktown was the culmination of the Revolutionary War.

This trail is less than 0.2 mile round trip. From the pavillion overlook, follow the path to the display of surrendered artillery on the ground level. A shorter gravel path with exhibits leads to the field and back to the parking lot.
Placed ByColonial National Historical Park, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 12:12am PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 366456 N 4118996
Decimal Degrees37.20790000, -76.50495000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 12.474', W 76° 30.297'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 12' 28.44" N, 76° 30' 17.82" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 37 Battlefield Tour Road, Yorktown VA 23690, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. This marker needs at least one picture.
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?