Yorktown Custom House


The Yorktown Custom House was built about 1720, and is one of the few buildings to have survived the bombardment of the town by American and French forces in 1781, during the Siege of Yorktown. That military tactic resulted in the surrender of British General Lord Cornwallis and victory for the Americans.The Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution has an on-going project to restore the Yorktown Custom House. The estimated cost is $150,000 and the DAR ladies have already accumulated more than $60,000 of that amount.

Revolutionary War Image

The image, Susan Constant Brooch, was originally uploaded by barneykin. It is posted here from Neddy’s flickr.

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