Five Unquestionably Cool Things about Yorktown

Don’t let it get overshadowed by it’s sister Williamsburg… there are more than enough truly awesome things to delight you in Yorktown.

“Shagging on the Riverwalk” Beach Music Concert Series

There are just two more weeks left of this fun summer tradition put on by the Colonial Shag Club. But you don’t have to be a pro like them to participate! Just head up to Riverwalk Landing on Thursday from 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. and enjoy the live music. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit and enjoy the music, or if you want to learn to shag, the club will hold demonstrations and lessons!

The Fifes and Drums of York Town

The Fifes and Drums immediately transport anyone back to a colonial time. Thee’s just something inherently patriotic about that music, and we have the best Corps in Yorktown! According to their website, the Corps was formed in 1976 by the York County during the Bicentennial of the American Revolution and today has grown to a membership of almost 85 young locals. Participants are between the ages of 10 and 18 and the Corps is always recruiting!

The Yorktown Victory Center

We all know that Yorktown is the home of some of the richest and most pivotal stories in American history, but did you know that the Yorktown Victory Center offers the best way to learn about colonial America, too? It’s all about diving in! You can see a working colonial farm, interpreters, artifacts, and the entire story of the American Revolution. As if that wasn’t great enough, the Center has been undergoing some incredible transformations this year and is unveiling the brand new, immersive American Revolution Museum at Yorktown this fall! Keep an eye on their website for more information.

Riverwalk Landing

If you’re looking for an idyllic place to spend your day, head to Riverwalk Landing. A gorgeous stretch of beach on the river with charming shops and restaurants, it has everything you need without being overwhelming. Pick up an ice cream and a used book and bring your own blanket, then enjoy the sunshine!

Yorktown Market Days

It’s the 10th season for this Yorktown waterfront farmers market, and there’s a reason it’s been around so long. Every Saturday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., more than 35 local farmers, vendors and artists gather together with a variety of homegrown favorites and local art for you to shop. The market features fresh produce, meat and seafood; baked goods, cut flowers, coffee, and live entertainment. If you haven’t spent the morning there, add this hidden gem to your list!


So next time you’re looking for something a little different, check out the hidden gem that is Yorktown. Have fun!