Latest Blog Series

2022 Holiday Gift Guide: Shop Local and Wrap up the Year Spreading Good Cheer

We’re making it easy to tackle your shopping list and support local businesses! Our 2022 Holiday Gift Guide is full of ways to make merry this special season. From handcrafted art and flavorful coffee to unique ornaments and convenient gift cards–Yorktown has something for everyone.

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Yorktown Presents Nine Holiday Events that Represent the Spirit of the Season

It’s the most festive time of the year in Historic Yorktown! 

Bright lights are strung. Holiday wreaths are hung. Stores are stocked with seasonal gear. 

Santa Claus is in town. Children are running around. And fun Christmas events are near. 

During December, Yorktown is pleased to give to thee, nine events full of glee and wonderful memories.

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The Watermen’s Museum – A Must “Sea” in Historic Yorktown

We all know water is one of the essential elements of life. It waded its way into the history books as early as the creation of the Bible.  But did you also know that in Yorktown, Virginia, there’s a quaint, scenic, historical museum that documents the history of Chesapeake Bay watermen from pre-Colonial to modern times?

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Interested in Learning More?

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Special Events

From weekly farmers markets to our annual wine festival to our big Fourth of July fireworks show—there are so many events taking place in Historic Yorktown. But what do you need to know before you come?

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Trip suggestions, crafted for you. From six-hour road trip to a romantic getaway for two, Yorktown's destination gurus provide tips and travel ideas to plan the perfect getaway.

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Vacation Tips

Whether you're a local who's been visiting here for years, or you're a newbie who only recently learned of our little hidden oasis—we'll help you decide where to stay, shop, dine, and play!

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What to Do

Immerse yourself in an area as rich in American history as it is modern-day charm. Whether you want to sail into the sunset or paddle the river at your own pace, your next adventure awaits. You'll find guides on Segways and tours on the Battlefield. There are museums, waterfront restaurants, and a public beach. Getting here is the easy part. The hard part is deciding what to do first! 

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Arts & Performing Arts

Our area is rich in talent and we believe in supporting arts in the community. We'll give you sneak peeks at their work, introduce you to the artists themselves, and keep you "in the know" about all the special performances happening in and around the waterfront every month.

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Yorktown History

We are proud to be a part of America's story and we're excited to share with you all of the special events, museum exhibitions, and National Parks Service programs that take place throughout the year that are seeded in history and packed with fun for the whole family!