Top 5 Reasons to Spend Spring Break in Yorktown!
# 1 - Unique Waterfront Attractions & Outdoor Adventures
Pirate Adventure Cruises
Yorktown Ghost Walks
Patriot Tours & Provisions
#2 - Special Events to Make Fun Family Memories
Victory at Yorktown 10K & 5K
April 3 | 8:00 a.m.
Yorktown's Farmers Markets Return!
Go Green Market
April 10 | 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Yorktown Market Days kicks off its regular season with weekly farmers markets on Saturdays. Enjoy spectacular views of the York River, live music, food trucks and a fantastic variety of vendors and artists at Riverwalk Landing. The Go Green Market, in recognition of the month’s Earth Day Celebrations, runs 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. In collaboration with York County’s Department of Public Works and the York County Beautification Committee, there will be free family activities and educational exhibits to help promote environmental sustainability. A limited supply of reusable shopping bags will be handed out as giveaways. All shoppers are encouraged to bring their own reusable bags for stocking up on market goods. The Fifes and Drums of York Town perform at 9 a.m. followed by live entertainment from SOJORN.
Civil War Walking Tours
Mobjack Bay Coffee Roasters
April 10 | 1 & 2 p.m.
Get your tickets now for educational tours led by Historian J. Michael Moore. The first takes a look at Yorktown’s role during the Civil War era by exploring the Peninsula Campaign of 1862, which pitted two colorful commanders against each other over a Revolutionary War battlefield—deploying such modern technologies as aerial observation and improvised explosive devices. During the second walking tour, visitors will journey back to learn about Union operations against Richmond and Confederate naval raiders, find inspiration from stories of African Americans who sought freedom, and view Civil War photographs that captured a glimpse into the past. Call (757) 872-3020 for more information.
York County History Day & Chili Cookoff
April 10 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
It's a busy day at the Watermen's Museum beginning with York County History Day when history comes alive through tactical demonstrations, encampments and tours throughout Historic Yorktown. Special activities stretch out beyond the museum and include locations of York Hall and other buildings along Main Street. Be sure to bring your appetite to this free family fun—there is also a chance to get a ticket to their biggest annual fundraiser which kicks off at noon. During the Chili Cookoff, chefs from across our area descend on the waterfront to compete and see which recipe earns them the trophy and bragging rights. Your ticket allows you to sample each contestant's recipe and place a vote for the People's Choice Award. There will also be additional chili available for purchase. Call 757.887.2641 for more information!
# 3 - Cool History Lessons without the Tests!
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
Colonial NHP - Yorktown Battlefield
York County Historical Museum
# 4 - Fresh Seafood, Brick Oven Pizzas, Draft Beer & Ice Cream
(but not together!)
Water Street Grille & Riverwalk Restaurant
Next door, at Riverwalk Restaurant by Water Street Grille, enjoy a more elegant seating with the same shared menu. Special events are also slowly returning including their Easter Brunch and Dinner! Before that, they'll also have tickets available for their Cuban Dinner on March 26 & 27.
Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
# 5 - CommunityAboard the Yorktown Trolley
This is just a small glimpse of all there is to do in Yorktown. Be sure to follow Visit Yorktown on Facebook for special event announcements, new product alerts, fresh menu items, and more. And York County residents - don’t forget to use your Citizen Rewards Card for discounts at several Historic Yorktown businesses!