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hether you’re a foodie, a history buff, a dedicated shopper, a water lover, a music fan or a festival junkie—Yorktown has what you need. Many people from Coastal Virginia make Yorktown one of their favorite daytrip destinations. Even better is to linger overnight or longer. Yorktown offers a wide array of lodging from charming bed and breakfast inns to stand-alone cottages to a riverfront hotel with a pool. For the foodies, Yorktown offers a variety of one-ofa-kind restaurants. Here, you can enjoy the perfect crab cake, avocado fries, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate and carrot cakes, signature seafood dishes, burgers and fishand-chips with flair and more. Shoppers can find unique local and regional art of national quality, gold jewelry made here, one-of-a-kind home goods and gifts. Water lovers can dock their crafts at the pier, opt for a standup paddleboard or kayak with Patriot Tours and Provisions, or simply sit on the beach and enjoy the view. You can
The Duke of York Hotel
"The Historic Area's Only Waterfront Hotel" 508 Water Street • Yorktown, VA 23690 • 757.898.3232 www.dukeofyorkmotel.com Only hotel in the Historic Village of Yorktown Great Service • Outdoor Pool • On-Site Restaurant • We Groups Convenient to All Attractions,Williamsburg, Busch Gardens, Jamestown & Newport News 2
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Make Room for the Memories.
An adventure of historic proportion is waiting for you—at two living-history museums that explore America’s beginnings. Board replicas of colonial ships. Grind corn in a Powhatan Indian village. Try on English armor inside a palisaded fort. Then, join Continental Army soldiers at their encampment for a firsthand look at the Revolution’s end. The history here is life size. And your memories will be even bigger! Save 20% with a combination ticket to both museums.
also book a sunset cruise, a Pirate Adventure, an informative sailing tour and/or a fishing trip. History buffs can stand under George Washington’s tent, walk along centuries-old earthworks, trace our nation’s history on a timeline, watch several films outlining history and learn about area watermen. If you get here early enough, enjoy the sunrise over the York River, and reward yourself with breakfast at the Duke of York Island Grille or Carrot Tree. After breakfast, head over to Yorktown National Battlefield, which opens at 9 a.m., earlier than some of the other attractions. Watch the introductory film and tour the battlefield, either alone or with a guide. Here, you can take a driving audio tour, sign your children or grandchildren up for the Junior Ranger program and see earthworks used first during the Revolutionary War and later during the Civil War.
Yorktown Victory Center is transitioning to American Revolution Museum at Yorktown in late 2016.
The Gallery at York Hall
Then, head to The Gallery at York Hall, which is both an art gallery and an information center with brochures, maps and area information so you can plan your day. Here, you can watch an informative film, check the local calendar and plan your day and evening. Take time to linger and look at the variety of art, including quilts, pottery and local/regional art. Check the calendar to see if there are local concerts. Online, go to VisitYorktown.org to see when the Fifes and Drums of Yorktown are playing—when you hear them, you’ll truly feel you have stepped back in time. If you’re planning time on the water—with Let’s Go Sail, the Schooners Alliance or Serenity or York River Charters—make reservations early in the day. If you want to have a profes4
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sional photograph of your day, check with Alexander’s Photography. While you’re in the village, you can visit Nancy Thomas Gallery, Redcoat Antiques and Black Dog Gallery, where you can find a variety of art, antiques and gifts for others and yourself, of course. Check out On the Hill Gallery for both art and art classes for children and adults. For lunch, you have many choices, including Water Street Grille, where you can eat inside or outside with a view of the York River, or the Beach Delly. Save room for dessert at either the Carrot Tree for chocolate or carrot cake and/or Ben & Jerry’s for ice cream and specialty drinks. Walk or ride the trolley to Yorktown Victory Center, which is still open during the transition to the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown (late 2016). Here, you can experience a Continental Army encampment, visit a farm site and see films describing historic Yorktown battles, including the historic battle in 1781 that turned the corner on the Revolutionary War. A timeline chronicles key historic events. If you have time afterward, stop by the Watermen’s Museum. Also consider a Segway tour with Patriot Tours & Provisions—the Segways are easy to master and an excellent option also for people who have trouble walking. If you’re not extending your trip to a second day, plan to shop at Auntie M’s American Cottage, Viccellio Goldsmith, Yorktown Onion, Yorktown Bookshop and Patriot Tours and Provisions at Riverwalk Landing. For dinner, again choices abound. Riverwalk Restaurant is a favorite for many as are Duke of York Island Grille, Water Street Grille and the landmark Yorktown Pub. Water Street Grille and the Yorktown Pub both offer evening entertainment, and Riverwalk Restaurant offers a variety of special events throughout the year. If you made it through all of this in one day, congratulations. If not, mark your calendar for your next visit. v
Spirit of Bermuda
Arrive by Boat, Dock at Yorktown Piers
hile most visitors to Yorktown drive their cars, an increasing number of visitors arrive by boats and cruise ships to enjoy the beach, restaurants, shops, museums, special events and more. From the pier, it’s a short walk to local attractions—or take the free Yorktown trolley. The public beach is a favorite for many visitors to enjoy a picnic and the view. Also available are private bathrooms with showers for boaters as well as water, electricity and many other amenities. Yorktown hosts about a dozen cruise ship visits each year and is
the homeport to the Schooners Alliance and Serenity. This year, the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokulea will dock at Riverwalk Landing April 24 through May 8 as part of its worldwide voyage. The Spirit of Bermuda and The Schooner America plan a trip to Yorktown in early to mid July. Many tall ships also visit throughout the year. Whether you arrive by powerboat or sailboat, the Yorktown pier has a slip to suit your watercraft and attractions to make you glad that you docked here for a day, an evening or a weekend. v
Celebrate Yorktown Committee
To organize, promote, and conduct events and celebrations...to educate... the history, traditions, and heritage of historic Yorktown. Committee sponsored events are: Sunday, July 3: Stephen Bennett, Guitarist, 7 PM Sunday July 10: Peninsula Concert Band, 5 PM Sunday, July 17: The Mullins Sisters, 5 PM Sunday, July 24: Something Different Duo, 5 PM Sunday, July 31: Lou Vangieri/TheLCV Project, 5 PM Sunday, August 7: Lana Puckett & Kim Person, 5 PM Sunday, August 14: Magic of Harmony Show Chorus, 5 PM Sunday, August 21: Runaway String Band, 5 PM Sunday, August 28: Poisoned Dwarf, 5 PM All events FREE to the public in Grace Episcopal Churchyard Call 757-890-4490 for a complete schedule of events
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Yorktown Victory Center
Find Your Park— Yorktown Battlefield While you’re in Yorktown, take time to learn some history and experience where history was made. Here you can plug into the National Park Service’s new Find Your Park program to discover Yorktown your way—on foot, on a bike, by car and with hands-on activities. Find Your Park celebrates the national park system’s 100th anniversary. “You can drive or bike through Yorktown Battlefield and the Colonial Parkway,” says York-
town Battlefield superintendent Kym Hall. “You can learn about the Battle of Yorktown, the decisive victory that solidified our independence from British rule. You can go to Surrender Field where the British actually surrendered to the French and American soldiers.” You might choose to quietly walk through the cemetery where French and American soldiers are buried. Or, you could meditate under George Washington’s tent, perhaps imagining you’re one of the select few who were allowed inside during the war we now call the Revolutionary War. You can tour the battlefield and
WHY I GARDEN WITH KEN MATTHEWS GARDEN CENTER
4921 George Washington Highway, Yorktown, VA 23692 • 757-898-7799 • www.kenmatthewsgardencenter.com 6
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watch a film at the visitor center. You might prefer a more hands-on experience with interpretative programs about black powder rifles and tools used during the war. You can also learn about the families who built houses here and the role they played in creating a new country. “You can understand history as you walk down Main Street and see a connection to life as it was in the 1760s, seeing all the historic homes and thinking of all the trade that came through here then,” Hall says. “For you, it might be looking out over the battlefield and contemplating what our ancestors fought for, why they fought and why this country matters. Yorktown is a place to contemplate the true birth of our country.” “We want people to have the chance to reconnect to history and reconnect to nature,” Hall says. “People might be looking for fitness, understanding history, quiet, or wildlife viewing. This is public land, a piece of American history, set aside for their enjoyment. This is about finding whatever story matters to you. There are a lot of different ways people can find their park here.”
Yorktown Victory Center Evolving To American Revolution Museum at Yorktown The Yorktown Victory Center, long a staple of visits to the historic riverfront city, is being transformed to the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Work began in 2012 and will be complete late 2016. The Yorktown Victory Center remains open during the transition. The new 80,000-square-foot building is already open where visitors can enjoy showings of Revolution-themed films and glimpse future exhibits. The new name will be in place this fall. A new introductory film and exhibition galleries will debut with a preview of the new museum Oct. 15 and 16 during the annual Yorktown Victory Celebration event. v
Set Sail for a bygone era aboard The Yorktown Schooners
York County Spirits Trail
Serenity & Alliance
rom spring to fall and south to north, York County is becoming a go-to destination for craft beer and breweries, wine dinners and wine and beer festivals. Yorktown kicks off the season the first Saturday in May with the Blues, Brews and BBQ festival on May 7. On Oct. 1, the Yorktown Wine Festival attracts wine lovers from all over Coastal Virginia. In between are Steal the Pint Nights at Water Street Grille with craft beers and the chance to take the glass home with you. Riverwalk Restaurant hosts wine dinners, including an annual favorite, the Bastille Day Wine Dinner on July 14. Take a scenic drive up the Colonial Parkway, and you’ll find three craft breweries in upper York County. The Virginia Beer Company opened this spring on Second Street with a taproom aimed at all ages, co-founder Chris Smith says. Williamsburg’s AleWerks Brewing Company is a longtime staple of upper York County and now has a neighbor on Mooretown Road, the Brass Cannon, which has relocated to York County. “We appeal to millenials first and foremost,” Smith says. “Baby boomers are huge consumers of craft beer, too. We have a nice mix of older people and younger people.” Smith also has reached out to area retirees. The Virginia Beer Company offers a family-friendly nook for kids with games and chalkboards. Children can drink water and soda, and Smith hopes to make soda on site in the future. Instead of competing, the three local breweries are making the area a destination for sampling craft beer, Smith says. In fact, The Virginia Beer Company has collaborated on a beer with AleWerks Brewing Company. “Since there are several brewers, people are going to come, visit all of them, and stay overnight,” he says. v
Pirate Adventure Cruises Late March to September $37 Adults, $22 kids
2 Hour Sightseeing Cruises
Late March thru Early November Morning, Afternoon and Sunset Sails
Departing from Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown. Call 844-724-5956 or visit www.sailyorktown.com
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Yorktown Nancy Thomas Gallery Consolidating Production in Yorktown
Under new ownership.
You’re gonna l ve the changes! Live Entertainment Daily Specials
Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 11am–midnight Fri. & Sat. 11am–2 am Happy Hour: 4pm–7pm 6401 George Washington Memorial Hwy., Yorktown
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ationally known contemporary artist Nancy Thomas considered moving to Norfolk to be closer to family, but after almost 50 years in Yorktown, she couldn’t bear to leave. “When I come back from Norfolk, the minute I hit Cook Road, I feel at peace,” Thomas says. Thomas, who started working from her Yorktown home in the 1970s, opened her shop across from the courthouse in 1991. She later added a production facility on U.S. 17. This year she’s moving production back to her home base in Yorktown. The goal is to return to her roots—to a smaller, more intimate setting for her work, her artists’ work and shows. “My whole business will be here where I am,” Thomas says. “I’ll be able to walk over and talk to my painters. I’ll be able to live here, have my gallery and production all in one place.” Visitors to the shop will notice her popular prints of the months of the year. Originally, she created them to sell individually, but many buyers wanted all 12. Now you can get that original set, as well as a flower-themed set, an animals set and a children’s set. The first set was eight inches by eight inches. The largest set now is 24-by-24. “They have sold like the Cabbage Patch dolls,” Thomas says, referring to the popular, fast-selling dolls of the 1980s. Also popular are her prints of the states. At press time, she had completed 36 and hoped to have all 50 done by summer. These, too, started as original pieces, and then a buyer wanted all the states. For Thomas, Yorktown is a place that not only inspires her art but also brings her peace. “I love it,” she says. “I thought about moving, but this is the place. My kids grew up here. They had the whole Yorktown Battlefield as a playground. With Riverwalk, we have a little bit of a downtown. Everyone is friendly and cordial here, but they’re not intrusive. It’s an ideal place. If I didn’t live here, this would be the place I would come to do my artwork.” v
Marl Inn B&B
orktown is an easy drive from all of Coastal Virginia, making the historic riverfront town a perfect day trip destination for shopping at unique boutiques and galleries, brushing up on history, spending time on the water and dining in a variety of restaurants. But staying overnight or longer gives you the chance to enjoy a local brew night or wine tasting with no worries about driving, see the sun rise on the York River, savor a tasty breakfast and pack more fun into your second day. Whether you’re looking for a bed and breakfast inn, a private cottage or a traditional hotel with a pool and a river view, Yorktown rolls out the welcome mat for overnight guests. The Marl Inn Bed & Breakfast is under new ownership this year and offers five rooms, each with a private bathroom and private entrance. Depending on taste and budget, guests can opt for a full breakfast, a continental breakfast or no breakfast. Owners Apostolos and Amy Demetry bought the inn the summer of 2015 and host bridal parties, church retreats and small family reunions. “We have a lot of privacy with the coziness of a bed and breakfast,” Amy Demetry says. The Demetrys fell in love with the inn and Yorktown at first sight. “We had been thinking of purchasing an inn for five years,” she says. “We drove by and knew this was the one. We love the Yorktown Fife and Drums—we can hear them practicing on Wednesday nights. I love the history of Yorktown. Any free time I get, I’m either reading novels or non-fiction about the Revolutionary War. The battle that really sealed the deal was right here. The cannonballs were sailing right over our property.” The Demetrys have enjoyed getting to know Yorktown, taking time to be tourists when they can. “We love to bike around Yorktown Battlefield,” Amy Demetry says. “We enjoy the National Park Service visitor center and the Yorktown Victory Center. We walk nearly every night along the waterfront.” v yo r k tow n
Yorktown Attractions & Businesses
Hours may vary before Memorial Day and in the winter off-season, so call first when phone numbers are available. All addresses are in Yorktown unless otherwise noted. For more: VisitYorktown.org
Start Your Visit The Gallery at York Hall Art gallery with variety of fine art in all media by local artists for display and sale. Themed exhibits change every six to eight weeks including quilts, watercolors, pottery, needlework, photography and more. Also, information center with maps, brochures and informative film, Sights and Sounds of Yorktown. Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. 301 Main St. 757-890-4490. Closed Monday. Getting Around Yorktown Trolley Provides transportation throughout the village of Historic Yorktown from the Yorktown Battlefield to the Yorktown Victory Center with several stops in between, including Riverwalk Landing. March 18 to May 27, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; May 28 to Sept. 5, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily; Sept. 6 to Oct. 30, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Free. STAY Duke of York Hotel The only hotel on the historic Yorktown waterfront. Rooms overlooking the York River and beach. Doubles, queens, kings and Jacuzzi rooms available. Pool and restaurant. Free wireless Internet and free parking. 508 Water St. 757-898-3232. The Hornsby House Inn Bed and Breakfast Five luxurious bedrooms with private baths, including two suites that sleep four. Inviting common areas. Enjoy wine and cheese at 5 p.m. and 10
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a full breakfast. Available for special events and small weddings. 702 Main St. 757-369-0200. Marl Inn B&B Five rooms each with a private bathroom and a private entrance. Two suites have full kitchens. Can accommodate families. Guests can choose a full breakfast, continental breakfast or a more economical no breakfast option. 220 Church St. 757-898-3859 or 301-807-0386. York River Inn Bed & Breakfast Located on a high bluff overlooking the York River, the inn has three antique-filled guestrooms, exceptional amenities and sumptuous breakfasts. River views in two rooms and historicallyknowledgeable innkeeper enhance any visit. 209 Ambler St. 800-884-7003 or 757-887-8800. Yorktown’s Charming Battlefield Cottage Detached, two-story cottage with full kitchen, bath and one bedroom with sitting area. Accommodates two adults. 121 Lafayette Rd. 757-872-7337.
Ben & Jerry’s and Green Mountain Coffee Café Premium ice cream and 100 percent organically grown, pesticide free, Fair Trade Certified coffee drinks. Also available are cakes, catering and office parties. Sunday to Thursday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 12 a.m., weather permitting. 332 Water St. 757-969-1990. Carrot Tree Yorktown Lunch served daily. Whole cakes and full line of baked goods. Deli by the pound. ABC on and off site. Daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Breakfast Friday to Sunday 8 to 11 a.m. 323 A-2 Water St. 757-988-1999. Duke of York Hotel Restaurant, Island Grille Breakfast, lunch and dinner overlooking the York River. Famous for omelets, crab cake sandwiches and fresh seafood, including many items from the menu of the landmark Nick’s Seafood Pavilion. Daily 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 508 Water St. 757-898-5270.
EAT VisitYorktown.org (Click on print brochures for a copy of the dining and shopping guide.)
Riverwalk Restaurant Located at Riverwalk Landing, serving regional seafood, steaks, poultry and seafood dishes. Full service bar with extensive wine list, large selection of draft and bottled beers and full restaurant menu plus tapas. Private, waterfront banquet room for up to 70 people. Daily 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 323 A-1 Water St. 757-875-1522.
Beach Delly Lunch and dinner with seafood platters, seafood sandwiches, burgers, subs and classic deli sandwiches, salads, gourmet pizza, overlooking the York River. Daily 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 524 Water St. 757-886-5890.
Umi Sushi Yorktown’s newest Japanese restaurant offering authentic oriental dishes such as sushi, salads and signature Korean dish bibimbap. In addition to oriental cuisine, saki, beer, wine, soda and a variety of teas are served. Daily 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 327 Water St. 757-989-6464.
Water Street Grille Specializing in artesian pizzas with 20 craft beers on tap daily. Indoor and outdoor seating with a great view. Sunday–Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Live music Friday and Saturday nights. Build your own Bloody Mary bar every Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 323 A-5 Water St. 757-369-5644. Yorktown Pub Full pub menu including fresh seafood. Live entertainment on weekends. Lunch and dinner overlooking the York River. Sunday to Thursday 11 a.m. to midnight, Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. 540 Water St. 757-886-9964. SHOP VisitYorktown.org (Click on print brochures for a copy of the dining and shopping guide.) Alexander’s Photography Prints and postcards of Yorktown and Riverwalk. Complete listing under Play and Learn.
5476 Mooretown Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23188
Come experience the allure of finding original and one-of-a-kind handcrafted work!
Auntie M’s American Cottage Witty inspirational work by self-taught folk artist Marilyn West and other artisans with one-of-a-kind collection of arts and handcrafts. Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Extended hours for special events. 330 Water St. 757-369-8150. Black Dog Gallery Distinctive custom framing, prints and maps, Southern pottery and custom hand-painted floor cloths. Tuesday–Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. 114 Ballard St. 757-989-1700.
10am-6pm Monday-Saturday 11am–5pm Sunday 330 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690
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Gallery at York Hall Fine art in all media by local artists for display and sale. Themed exhibits change every six to eight weeks including quilts, watercolors, pottery, needlework, photography and more. Tuesday–Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. 301 Main St. 757-890-4490.
321 Water Street, Yorktown, VA
Nancy Thomas Gallery Original art, wood and metal designs by internationally known artist Nancy Thomas. Also antiques and gifts. Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. 301 Ballard St. 757-898-0738. On the Hill Gallery Showcasing handmade artworks from local and regional artists. All painted mediums, jewelry, pottery, photography, Native American art, sculpture, quilts, furniture, glass art, traditional and contemporary handcrafts. Tuesday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 402 Main St. 757-369-1108.
Kayak, Paddle Board and Bicycle Rentals, Beach Supplies, Great Kite Selection and Much More! Visit our website to book online or call for reservations.
New handcrafted designs and classic favorites. by Hank Viccellio, Master Goldsmith
Patriot Tours and Provisions Beach supplies, kites, toys, gifts, snacks, drinks and sundries. Complete listing under Play and Learn. Redcoat Antiques Unusual gifts covering 3,000 years as well as 17th-, 18th- and 19th-century furniture, silver and paintings. Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. 121 Alexander Hamilton Blvd. 757-890-1409.
Riverwalk Landing in Historic Yorktown
325 Water St. • 757-890-2162
www.viccelliogoldsmith.com Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun. by appt.; Mon. closed. yo r k tow n
Viccellio Goldsmith Master goldsmith J. Henry “Hank” Viccellio has been designing and creating jewelry for 40 years. Shop/working studio offering his latest designs and repairs. Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday by appointment. Closed Monday. 325 Water St. 757-890-2162. The Yorktown Bookshop Veteran-owned book store offering quality used books at 50–75 percent off publisher’s retail price. Large variety of genres and located at Riverwalk Landing. Special events throughout the year, including book signings. Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday noon to 6 p.m. Open later during special events at Riverwalk Landing. 328 Water St. 757-969-6626. The Yorktown Onion Offers an ever-changing, eclectic assortment of unique gifts and home accessories. Sunday to Thursday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 319 Water St. 757-872-8232. PLAY AND LEARN VisitYorktown.org Alexander’s Photography Alexander frequently uses the York River’s picturesque scenery as a backdrop for weddings, engagement sessions, family and senior portraits. Get a family portrait taken while visiting Yorktown. Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed Monday. 323A-4 Water St. Call for appointment. 757-898-0632.
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Custom House The historic 1720s Custom House was built by Richard Ambler, collector of customs for the crown. It is believed to be the oldest customhouse in the country and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmark Register. Home of the Comte de Grasse Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. Memorial Day weekend through Oct. 19. Also, open 1 to 4 p.m. on the first Saturday in December. 410 Main St. 757-898-7789. Fifes & Drums of York Town Reminiscent of 18th-century musicians who served the Continental Army in Yorktown, this group of young fifers and drummers march and perform throughout Historic Yorktown. Members wear Regimental uniforms and colors and can be seen parading and heard playing in frequent public appearances. For a listing of Yorktown performances, check the event calendar on VisitYorktown.org Grace Episcopal Church Service of Holy Eucharist and healing Wednesday at 10 a.m. year round. Services Sundays at 7:45 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11:20 a.m. through May 29 and resume Sept. 11. Service at 7:45 a.m. only June 5. Summer schedule June 12 to Sept. 4 with Sunday services at 7:45 a.m. and 10 a.m. 111 Church St. 757-898-3261. Let’s Go Sail Enjoy an ideal getaway with your own private party of up to six people with a leisurely cruise along the historic York River. Modern and impec-
cable 32-foot Hunter sloop offers a comfortable cockpit, catbird seats, coolers of ice and restroom. Cruises embark from Gloucester Point. Located at York River Yacht Haven. Reservations WilliamsburgCharterSails.com or 757-876-8654. Patriot Tours and Provisions Guided Segway PT adventure tours of historic Yorktown and off-road at New Quarter Park in Williamsburg. Rentals of bikes, kayaks and paddleboards. Beach supplies, kites, toys, gifts, snacks, drinks and sundries. March to October daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., November to December daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., January to February by reservation. Group, local and military discounts. 321 Water St. 757-969-5400. Schooners Alliance and Serenity Set sail for adventure aboard the Yorktown Schooners Alliance and Serenity. Enjoy a morning or afternoon sightseeing cruise or a peaceful sunset sail on the York River. Sailing daily from Riverwalk Landing Pier, Yorktown April to November. For families with kids, try the Pirate Adventure with Captain Mayhem’s School of Piracy. Pirate cruises depart at 11 a.m. May to September. Advance reservations recommended. 425 Water St. 844-724-5956. Watermen’s Museum Waterfront museum interprets Chesapeake Bay maritime traditions. Features artifacts of traditional fishing and boating techniques, importance of sailors in the 1781 American-French victory at Yorktown and stories of lives along the Yorktown Chesapeake Bay.301 LivingMain historyStreet, presentations, environmental educational programs, boat building, archeology, seasonal weekly events. Open Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p. m. Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Closed Monday. 309 Water St. 757-887-2641. Yorktown Battlefield See where American Independence was won. Start with an orientation film and museum exhibits, including field tents used by General Washington during the pivotal Oct. 19, 1781 battle that won the war. Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Admission includes Nelson House, Moore House and Poor Potter sites; call first for hours for these sites. 1000 Colonial Pkwy. 757-898-2410. Yorktown Victory Center Chronicles evolution from colonial status to nationhood. Timeline exhibit, films and outdoor living history at a re-created Continental Army encampment and Revolution-era farm. Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and until 6 p.m. June 15 to Aug. 15. Closed Christmas and New Year’s days. Welcoming visitors during construction of the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. 200 Water St. 757-253-4838 or 888-593-4682. York County Historical Museum-York Hall Exhibits highlighting York County’s 400-year history, including Naval Weapons Station, the battlefield golf course, the Coleman Bridge and the archaeology of several local sites. 301 Main St. Call for hours. 757-898-4910. York River Charters Personalized adventures on the beautiful York River, including fishing charters, sightseeing and sunset cruises. Departing daily from the Riverwalk Landing pier. 425 Water St. 757-645-8397. v
A revolving exhibit of fine art in all media by local artists for display and sale. 301 Main Street, Yorktown Tues. - Sat. 10am-4pm, Sunday 1-4pm
Tues.-Sat. 10am-4pm, Sunday 1-4pm Phone: 890-4490 Fax: 890-4484 Phone: 757-890-4490 Fax: 757-890-4484
The Marl Inn Bed and Breakfast
220 Church Street | Historic Yorktown (301) 807-0386 or (757) 898-3859 | www.marlinnbandb.com
Yorktown’s newest Japanese Sushi restaurant. Authentic sushi, sashimi and Korean dishes. Saki, beer, wine and a variety of teas available for on and off premises. OPEN DAILY 11A.M TO 9 P.M. | 327 WATER ST. | YORKTOWN | 757-989-6464
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2016 Yorktown Calendar of Events For more: VisitYorktown.org
Yorktown Day Celebration
Saturday May 7 Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival Noon to 6 p.m. Riverwalk Landing. Admission. Sunday May 8 Art at the River Juried Art Show 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Riverwalk Landing. Free. Saturday and Sunday, May 7 and 8 Smoke on the Water: Yorktown Civil War Weekend, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Watermen’s Museum. Admission. Saturday May 14 Yorktown Market Days kicks off with Fitness Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Riverwalk Landing. Saturdays May 14– Oct. 29 Yorktown Market Days, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Riverwalk Landing. No market Oct 1. Monday May 30 The Fifes and Drums of York Town, 11:45 a.m. York Hall. Free. Memorial Day Ceremony, noon. York Hall. Free.
Thursdays June 2, 9, 16, 23; July 7, 14, 21 Shagging on the Riverwalk Beach Music Concert Series, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Riverwalk Landing. Free. Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12 Watermen’s Museum Military Appreciation Weekend, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free. Sunday and Monday, July 3 and 4 Liberty Celebration, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Yorktown Victory Center. Admission. Sunday July 3 Stephen Bennett, 7 p.m. Grace Episcopal Church. Free. Monday July 4 Independence Day 8K and 5K runs, York High School, 8 a.m. Admission. Independence Day Celebration, Parade at 9 a.m. Evening activities include bell-ringing ceremony at 7 p.m., music at 8 p.m. and fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Free.
Sunday July 10 Peninsula Concert Band, 6 p.m. Grace Episcopal Church. Free. Thursday July 14 Bastille Day Wine Dinner, 7 p.m. Riverwalk Restaurant. Admission. Sunday July 17 The Mullins Sisters, 5 p.m. Grace Episcopal Church. Free. Sunday July 24 Something Different Duo, 5 p.m. Grace Episcopal Church. Free. Sunday July 31 Lou Vangieri/LCV Project, 5 p.m. Grace Episcopal Church. Free. Tuesdays Aug. 2–23 Military Band Concert Series, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Riverwalk Landing. Free. Sunday Aug. 7 Lana Puckett and Kim Person, 5 p.m. Grace Episcopal Church. Free.
Sunday Aug. 14 Magic of Harmony Show Chorus, 5 p.m. Grace Episcopal Church. Free. Sunday Aug. 21 Runaway String Band, 5 p.m. Grace Episcopal Church. Free. Thursday Aug. 25 National Park Service Birthday/Founders Day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Sunday Aug. 28 Poisoned Dwarf, 5 p.m. Grace Episcopal Church. Free. Saturday Sept. 3 Virginia Symphony Concert, 7:30 p.m. Riverwalk Landing. Free. Fridays Sept. 9–Oct. 7 Rhythms on the Riverwalk Concert Series, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Riverwalk Landing. Free. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24 and 25 Yorktown Folk Festival,
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10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Watermen’s Museum. Free.
Chili Cook-off, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission.
Sunday Sept. 25 Yorktown Art Stroll, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Freight Shed. Free.
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Saturday Oct. 1 Yorktown Wine Festival, noon to 6 p.m. Riverwalk Landing. Admission. Saturday Oct. 8 Yorktown Market Days and Fall Festival Celebration, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Riverwalk Landing. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15 and 16 Yorktown Victory Weekend, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Yorktown Victory Center and Yorktown Battlefield. Admission. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15 and 16 York River Maritime Heritage Festival & Oyster Roast, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Watermen’s Museum. Admission. Wednesday Oct. 19 Yorktown Day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Yorktown Battlefield. Free. Saturday–Saturday, Nov. 4–13 Williamsburg Harvest Celebration, Events in Yorktown, Williamsburg and Jamestown. Admission. Saturdays Nov. 12 and 19 Yorktown Market Days, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Riverwalk Landing. Saturday Nov. 12 Watermen’s Museum
Thursday– Saturday, Nov. 24–26 Foods and Feasts of Colonial Virginia, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Yorktown Victory Center. Admission. Dec. 1–31 A Colonial Christmas, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Yorktown Victory Center. Closed Christmas and New Year’s days. Admission. Friday Dec. 2 Christmas Tree Lighting, 7:30 p.m. Riverwalk Landing. Free. Saturday Dec. 3 Christmas Market on Main, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Historic Main Street. Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade, 7 p.m. Yorktown waterfront. Free Sunday Dec. 4 Cookies with Santa, 1 to 4 p.m. The Gallery at York Hall. Free. Saturday Dec. 10 Breakfast with Santa, 8:30 a.m. Riverwalk Restaurant. Admission. Yorktown Holiday Market Days, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Riverwalk Landing. Toyland Parade, 1 p.m. Riverwalk Landing. Free. v
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