The community of Yorktown VA is the easternmost point on Virginia’s Historic Triangle, an area that also includes Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown, all brimming with history and reflections of the past. The nine day Battle of Yorktown was fought here, and was the final clash of the Revolutionary War…it clinched the bid for freedom made by the colonies, but nearly destroyed this waterfront city in the process.
Experience a blend of history and contemporary culture that delights visitors and residents alike. Relive the battle at the Yorktown Battlefield (link) and discover the excitement and drama of that decisive period in our nation’s history. Located just about a twenty minute drive from Colonial Williamsburg, numerous museums and galleries provide an intimate look into the area’s rich and colorful past.
Modern-day attractions continue to charm visitors. The local shopping experience includes galleries and artisan shops, antiques and specialty shops, and when it comes to dining, you’re in the right place! Restaurants in Yorktown include café’s, pubs, seafood, and Italian and American cuisine on the waterfront! Complete your stay at any one of the many great Yorktown lodging locations, with bed and breakfast inns, hotels, motels, condos and cottages offering something for everyone.
One of this community’s most recent improvements, Riverwalk Landing is a retail and cultural spot located along the shore of the York River. Along with unique shops, fine dining, and docking for cruise ships, the Riverwalk is bustling with activity year-round. Entertainment and festivities include outdoor concerts, fife and drum displays, market days and a wine festival. Visitors can see the tall ships dock, and even climb on board and take a tour.
Yorktown is a family-friendly place! Several area parks provide opportunities for fishing, swimming and boating….there are lighted tennis courts, picnic areas and boat launching sites. The extensive New Quarter Park offers hiking trails, family and mountain biking routes, an 18-hole golf course, ball fields and horseshoe pits, a playground, and access to waterways for canoes, kayaks and fishing.
Be sure to visit Yorktown as part of your Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia experience!