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As a site of a famous battle in the Revolutionary War, Yorktown Battlefield features an open meadow for visitors to explore. The site hosts artillery cannon firing demonstrations by professionals dressed up in Colonial outfits.
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The Colonial National Historical Park encompasses over 1,000 acres and several sites of national historical importance. Historical locations include the site of the first landing of English settlers at Jamestown and the battlefield of Yorktown from the American Revolutionary War.
Featuring the work of local artisans, The Gallery at York Hall showcases pottery, jewelry, and other handmade crafts. The owner regularly offers tours of the museum, providing background information for each work of art.
The Yorktown Farmers Market is a free seasonal Saturday morning market, which features fresh fare from over 35 local farmers, bakers, and artists. Favorites at the market include fresh produce, meat, seafood, baked goods, flowers, cheese and local art and music.
Tours, exhibits, and special events throughout the year form the basis for the attraction of the Endview Plantation. Interactive children's camps are held during the summer, and Civil War reenactments are conducted with uniformed soldiers and replica weapons.
The Colonial Parkway is a 23-mile long driving route linking three of the area's historical sites: Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown from the York River to the James River. A maximum speed of 45 miles per hour is designed for sightseeing.
Patriot Tours and Provisions offers group tours of historic Yorktown, Kingsmill Resort or the Colonial National Historical Park on personal Segways (gliding two-wheeled transportation device). Choose from a variety of on and off-road guided routes. Additional services include bike, kayak and paddleboard rental,…
Riverwalk Landing includes a collection of specialty waterfront shops, boutiques and restaurants, and a 1-mile pedestrian walk along the shore of the York River from the Yorktown Battlefield to the Visitors Centre. Special seasonal Market Days feature a farmer's market of local vendors.
Part of Virginia's Colonial National Historical Park, Yorktown Battlefield is the site of the final major battle of the Revolutionary War in 1781. Take one of two self-guided driving tours including Surrender Field, allied encampments, and the Yorktown National Cemetery.