This city played a huge part in our nation’s history, before the Revolutionary War it was referred to as York, and after the name Yorktown came into use.
This is where General Washington along with the French overtook the British and won the Revolutionary War for the Colonies. When you go there to visit you will see the Yorktown Victory Monument that honors that victory.
Yorktown is located right along the York River in the southeastern part of Virginia, and is a part of what we refer to as the Historic Triangle that includes Jamestown and Williamsburg. You can come here and tour the area, taking in the Yorktown Victory Center.
Walk through the replica of a 1780’s farm, and see how they lived back then. As you walk through you come upon some docents that will be happy to answer your questions.
My husband and I have been there several times, we have taken our daughter and some of her friends, in the Victory Center they had an area where kids could put on colonial clothing. This is a great place for people of all ages, interesting, interactive and fun.
You can walk down from the Victory Center to the town and walk along the small beach that is right on the York River this is very enjoyable and relaxing.