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Historic Yorktown in Virginia


If you are interested in seeing the historical sites of Virginia, no trip would be complete without a visit to Yorktown. This was a monumentally important site in the revolutionary war where a pivotal battle was won, and you can see the key features of the Yorktown battlefield which is now a national park. You can explore the site and see where Washington’s quarters and headquarters were, the surrender field and the earthworks. See the Victory Monument, and even walk past the famous Moore House, where the terms of the surrender were carefully negotiated and agreed.

As well as the battlefield itself, there are plenty of other great things to see and do at Yorktown, which is in itself a very attractive town with lovely riverfront views and many nice places to eat, drink and shop. There are several interesting museums, including the Watermen’s Museum which educates about and celebrates the working lives of of the fishermen who worked in this area.

If you want to relax and enjoy a good meal, the Riverwalk Landing area is a great place to view the beautiful surroundings while you eat at a fine dining restaurant, sample the local sea food, or have an ice cream. It is also a good shopping destination where you can find great and unusual gifts, souvenirs and things for your home.

To find out more about the things to do and see in historic Yorktown you can take a look at their website at www.visityorktown.org This is also the best place to go to find out about upcoming seasonal events. Yorktown plays host to some special seasonal attractions throughout the year, for example the Yorktown Day celebration on October 19th, the Labor Day weekend concert by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, and special Schooner tours offered at sunset in November. A lot of the most interesting events occur in the fall season, however there are interesting concerts, performances and special exhibitions throughout the town’s calendar.