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Yorktown Scenic Photos

Scenic summer photos taken at Yorktown, Virginia July 2010 showing the beach, the York River Bridge, Riverwalk, and Waterman’s Museum.

 

 

America’s Historic Triangle

America’s Historic Triangle
Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown, Virginia

The birthplace of American democracy. Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown are three locations in Virginia that lay claim to where America was born. The first permanent English settlers arrived at Jamestown in 1607. At Williamsburg, the ideas of independence and revolution took form. The siege of Yorktown in 1781 was the last major battle of the American Revolution. In this Historic Triangle, Europeans, Indians, and Africans came together, and the result was the United States of America.

Clockwise: Repica ships at Jamestown, Actors dressed in Colonial attire, Entrance to Historic Yorktown, Historic Jamestown Settlement.

The corners of Virginia’s Historic Triangle mark major events in the story of colonial America and are connected by the scenic 23-mile Colonial Parkway.

America’s Historic Triangle
The birthplace of American democracy. http://www.historictriangle.com/

Colonial Williamsburg Official Site
http://www.history.org/

Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance
421 North Boundary Street | P.O. Box 3495
Williamsburg, VA 23187-3495
Phone: (757) 229-6511 | 800-368-6511 • Fax: (757) 253-1397
Website: http://www.williamsburgcc.com/

Yorktown Photos

Images from Riverwalk Landing and Yorktown, Virginia.

From left: view of York River bridge from Riverwalk Landing, statues of General George Washington, Commander of the American forces, and Admiral Francois DeGrasse, Commander of the French Fleet.

Statues of General George Washington and Admiral Francois DeGrasse, at Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown, Virginia
Statues of General George Washington and Admiral Francois DeGrasse, at Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown, Virginia

Photo above: These two statues at Riverwalk Landing are of General George Washington, Commander of the American forces, and Admiral Francois DeGrasse, Commander of the French Fleet. Yorktown is the site of their joint victory over Cornwallis which led to the end of the American Revolution.