Visit Yorktown and discover a place known for both its waterfront charm and its famous battles. Stroll through the boutique shops and grab a delicious bite to eat at one of the restaurants at Historic Yorktown’s Riverwalk Landing; then wander along the York River’s sandy beach. As you walk up the hill toward Main Street’s art galleries and antique shops—pausing to admire the town’s 18th century architecture—it may be hard to imagine that fierce fighting ever took place nearby.
But Yorktown was critical in both the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. At Yorktown Battlefield, part of the National Park Service’s Colonial National Historical Park, you can see where George Washington secured America’s independence in 1781. The Yorktown Victory Monument is here, as well as a Civil War-era National Cemetery. Nearby at the Yorktown Victory Center living history museum, you can experience the American Revolution first-hand through film extensive galleries and re-creations of a 1780s farm and a Continental Army encampment. Costumed historical interpreters may even recruit you to join a cannon crew or help tend the crops.
A revolutionary riverfront treasure. Historic Yorktown, a 15 minute drive from Williamsburg along the scenic Colonial Parkway, is most remembered as the site of the pivotal victory in the American Revolutionary War. This picturesque waterfront village offers history, art, concerts, special events, shopping and water fun – it’s a must-see for visitors to America’s Historic […] Read More »
Riverwalk Landing offers a beautiful setting for celebrating and entertaining. Choose from a variety of shops, offering unique & specialty gifts such as local art, patriotic items, rugs, clothing, jewelry, wine and more. Don’t miss the Friday wine tastings and monthly wine dinners both at Riverwalk Restaurant. Enjoy guided Segway adventure tours of the village in […] Read More »
It’s a perfect time to discover the story of the American Revolution. To gain an understanding of events that led to America’s war for independence and the impact of the war upon ordinary men and women, visit the Yorktown Victory Center, a museum of the American Revolution. Explore 18th-century holiday traditions during “A Colonial Christmas” with […] Read More »
On the York River in Historic Yorktown, this beach front offers a relaxing day for everyone and provides a variety of outdoor activities for the entire family. Whether it’s fishing, boating, picnicking or relaxing on the beach, it is perfect for families, all in a peaceful setting adjacent to Riverwalk Landing. Read More »