Yorktown, where Independence was won, is a year-round destination for history, shopping, outdoor recreation, fine dining and special events. Come for a day, a weekend or longer. The peaceful riverside village offers battlefields and museums, quaint shops, unique galleries, casual & fine dining, entertainment and a relaxing beach. Stay overnight in lodging with a river view or nestled in the picturesque village. End your day with a sunset sail on the
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Historic Yorktown is an area that is always open and available to the public at no charge. It is a living, working town with restaurants, shops and local residents. There are certain buildings, attractions and museums with operating hours and admission fees including the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, and the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center. For a complete listing of Yorktown attractions and more details, visit the
Come for a day, a weekend or longer. Yorktown has year-round events, several museums, walking tours, driving tours, shopping and dining opportunities, sails on the York River, a beachfront and more. For a complete listing of attractions, shopping and dining establishments and accommodations, visit
The free trolley operates in Historic Yorktown spring through fall, daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. The trolley stops at 9 locations approximately every 20 to 25 minutes. Holiday routes and times may vary. Find out more on the
Biking is permitted in Historic Yorktown. The best opportunities to bike include the 1.1 mile long riverwalk along the York River and the battlefield tour roads, offering miles of biking routes. For a free Yorktown Battlefield Bicycle Map, visit The Gallery at York Hall or the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center. Bike rentals are available at Patriot Tours and Provisions, LLC, at Riverwalk Landing (757-969-5400).
For information on the Yorktown Waterfront facilities including the Yorktown Beach, Riverwalk Landing, Beach Picnic Area and the Freight Shed, visit the York County Parks and Recreation website for additional details and facility use permits.
Saltwater licenses are required in Virginia for anyone 16 and older. There are various categories of licenses and even a joint, freshwater and saltwater license.
Purchase licenses at: - Bass Pro Shop - Dick’s Sporting Goods - Grafton Fishing Supply - K-Mart - Sports Authority - Wal-Mart
For saltwater fishing information visit the