At the northern end of the Colonial Parkway in The Colonial National Historical Park, in Yorktown, is the Yorktown Battlefield. The Nelson House, which was built around 1724, and may have served as Cornwallis’s headquarters during the final battle of the Revolutionary War, and the battlefield was the site of the British defeat. Both the house and the historic siege earthworks were restored in 1976. The Moore House is located in the eastern part of the park and is where surrender negotiations took place in 1781.
The field where Cornwallis surrendered.