We have good friends that live near Williamsburg and they graciously took off two days from work to come and be our tour guides for Williamsburg.
Today we went to the site of the Battle of Yorktown. Hamilton fans will be familiar with this battle and we made it a point to visit the specific site where Hamilton fought. There were also many mentions and locations related to the Marquis de Lafayette.
We started at the visitor's center, watching an orientation movie and then looked at the exhibits there. We also walked around the building to the few outdoor exhibits.
We then went to the car to drive around the historic route around the site. There is a map you can reference for different points of interest. There were also plenty of signs along the way talking about what took place in each location.
Top on our list of things to see was Redoubt 10, where Hamilton fought.
Redoubt 9 was in the same area.
We made a stop at Surrender Field, where the British surrendered.
Our final stop was the Moore house, where the surrender agreement was signed.
There was definitely a lot to see at the Yorktown site. It was also a beautiful day so it was just nice to be outside and soak up the sun.
It was late afternoon, so we decided to do a late lunch / early dinner at Pierce's BBQ. I was a bad blogger and totally forgot to take any photos. Chris and I both had the same meal. Beef brisket, fries, hush puppies and cole slaw for me, cornbread for Chris. It was all very good!
Tomorrow we will be exploring Colonial Williamsburg... our last day of touring :(
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