The pavilions and grandstands

This aerial view of the 150th anniversary celebration of the Battle of Yorktown in 1931 shows some of the huge pavilion tents erected for the event as well as part of the immense grandstand. The site was designated a national monument by President Herbert Hoover in December 1930.

( Courtesy of Colonial National Historical Park / March 25, 2014 )

This aerial view of the 150th anniversary celebration of the Battle of Yorktown in 1931 shows some of the huge pavilion tents erected for the event as well as part of the immense grandstand. The site was designated a national monument by President Herbert Hoover in December 1930.

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