In 1783, the American Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris by the United States and the Kingdom of Great Britain.
I will be visiting Yorktown in a couple of weeks. I've been to Williamsburg and Jamestown a couple of times. But never to Yorktown.Although Cornwallis' surrender at Yorktown in the Fall of 1781 marked the end of the Revolutionary War, minor battles between the British and the colonists continued for another two years.
Finally, in February of 1783 George III issued his Proclamation of Cessation of Hostilities, culminating in the Peace Treaty of 1783. Signed in Paris on September 3, 1783, the agreement — also known as the Paris Peace Treaty — formally ended the United States War for Independence.