Yorktown, Virginia

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Yorktown, Virginia, USA

Attractions in Yorktown, Virginia

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Archer Cottage 757-890-0916
    Located on Yorktown Riverfront
    This example of a Colonial waterfront dwelling was used as a home and store for over a century. Destroyed in the fire of 1814, the current cottage was rebuilt in the... more info

  • Grace Episcopal Church 757-898-3261
    111 Church Street, Yorktown, VA 23690
    This 300-year-old Episcopal Church survived 1781 and 1862 sieges, as well as the great fire of 1814. Between 1795 and 1920 there were long periods when only part-time... more info

  • Moore House 757-898-2410
    Located at Colonial National Historical Park
    The site on which this historic house now stands was first patented by Governor John Harvey in the 1630's, and was named "York Plantation." The terms of surrender for... more info

  • Nelson House 757-898-2410
    Main Street, Yorktown, VA 23690
    A beautifully restored mansion of early Georgian architecture, this was the home of Thomas Nelson, Jr., a signer of the Declaration of Independence, Governor of Virginia... more info

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Cornwallis' Cave 757-898-2422
    Located on Water Street
    A National Park service property, this cave was probably used by a British gun crew to defend the river from the French fleet, contrary to the legend that describes this... more info

  • Historic Jamestowne 757-229-1733
    P.O. Box 210, Yorktown, VA 23692
    Located at Colonial National Historical Park
    Jamestown was founded in 1607 and became the first permanent English settlement in the New World. At the National Park Service Visitor Center, visitors can see the 15... more info

  • Poor Potter Archeological Site 757-898-2410
    Located at Colonial National Historical Park
    The "poor potter," William Rogers, as described by Royal Governor Gooch in 1732, actually operated a large scale pottery at this location in violation of English trade... more info

  • Yorktown Battlefield 757-898-2410
    P.O. Box 210, Yorktown, VA 23690
    Located at Colonial National Historical Park
    See where American independence was won when you visit this historic battlefield. Start at the Visitor Center and see the film, museum, book shop, and battlefield... more info  map

  • Yorktown Victory Monument 757-898-2410
    Located on Main Street
    Commissioned by the Continental Congress in 1781 to commemorate the great victory at Yorktown, construction on this monument began 100 years later during the Centennial... more info

Museums & Galleries

  • Gallery on the York 757-898-3076
    7907 A George Washington Memorial Highway, Yorktown, VA 23692
    Changing exhibitions and fine arts and crafts by regional artists are displayed at this charming gallery. more info  map

  • Waterman's Museum, The 757-887-2641
    309 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690
    Located on the Yorktown, Virginia waterfront, the Waterman's Museum's mission is "to demonstrate the role Chesapeake Bay Watermen, from pre-colonial to modern times,... more info

  • Yorktown Victory Center 757-253-4838
    P.O. Box 1607, Yorktown, VA 23185
    Located on Route 31 South
    A Museum of the American Revolution: America's struggle for independence, from the beginnings of Colonial unrest to the formation of the new nation, is chronicled... more info

National Parks & Natural Wonders

  • Colonial National Historical Park 757-898-2410
    P.O. Box 210, Yorktown, VA 23690
    Located at Route 17 & Goosley Road
    This national historic park administers two of the most historically significant sites in English North America: Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in... more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • Patriot Tours & Provisions 757-969-5400
    321 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690
    Located at the Riverwalk Landing
    Historic Yorktown guided Segway tours and ghost hunting experiences.  more info  map

  • Schooner Alliance 757-639-1233
    425 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690
    Riverwalk Landing Pier
    Enjoy 2 hour daysails aboard Yorktown's 105' Tall Ship, the Schooner Alliance. Alliance sails 3 times daily from Yorktown's Riverwalk Landing Pier from May through... more info  map


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