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Yorktown, Virginia

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

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One of Virginia’s many charms is that it is a state rich with historical towns. As a boater, you can add to the charm by spending a day exploring a harborside town such as Yorktown.

yorktown 2Yorktown is part of the “Historic Triangle” in Virginia made up of Yorktown, Jamestown and Williamsburg. The town is filled with 18th century architecture, revolutionary battlefields, and many interesting places to explore.

Dock your boat at Riverwalk Landing or there is a second pier with additional docking located behind the Riverwalk Restaurant. The fees to dock at press time are $1.75 per foot/per 24 hours. Contact 757-890-3370 for more details.

Begin your adventure by exploring Riverwalk Landing.  Patriot Tours lets you hop onto a Segway for one of their guided tours showing visitors everything Yorktown has to offer.

If you like visiting museums, the Watermen’s Museum is worth your time. It’s filled with exhibits, crafts, and a look into the lives of the watermen of Chesapeake Bay. It is located on the other side of Riverwalk Landing.

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After some history, walk towards historic Main Street and amble through the village. Shops and galleries line the scenic backdrop.

You can also hop aboard the free trolley to see points of interest and attractions such as the cute shops and historical architecture. It takes you around the town and gives you a different way to explore.

After learning, shopping, and exploring, you are bound to be hungry.  There is no shortage of dining options; those with views of the York River include Riverwalk Restaurant, Yorktown Pub, and Water Street Grill.

While spending a day getting a taste of Yorktown is splendid, there is so much to do here that planning another day trip (or more!) is not out of the question. Be sure to take advantage of all this historical town has to offer.

By Hayley Becker

For more information:

Email: dockmaster@yorkcounty.gov

Phone: 757-890-3370

www.visityorktown.org

http://watermens.org/

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