The Yorktown Trolley is one of the best ways to see Historic Yorktown and the complimentary amenity to visitors celebrates a very significant milestone when it hits the streets again on Monday, June 15. This will be the 20th anniversary of the service in Yorktown. The Trolley alleviates the hassle of finding parking close to the waterfront, especially during peak tourist season. Since its first trip through the historic area in 1999, it has seen ridership numbers increase from approximately 13,000 annual passengers to an estimated 95,000 per year!
Just this past week, the Trolley was recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The prestigious honor highlights innovative and effective county programs across the country. Riders can now download the SPOT ETA mobile app to get an estimated wait time at each stop. That’s in addition to a new infotainment system, individual adjustable air vents and a stabilized chassis system which makes for a smooth and comfortable ride around town. The Trolley is also ADA accessible.
“The system also provides users with an in-depth look into each trolley stop by featuring nearby attractions, pictures, amenities, and service alerts. This cutting-edge technology provides modern conveniences while retaining the nostalgic feel only our trolleys can provide,” says Darren Williams, Operations Supervisor for York County Tourism Development.
The return to service was delayed this season due to COVID-19 and passengers should expect extra safety precautions when it resumes, including a limited capacity to enable visitors to properly spread out. Both drivers and riders are all asked to wear facemasks unless medical conditions prevent them from doing so. There is hand sanitizer available upon boarding and the seats and hold bars will be cleaned frequently.
While the transportation service is bookended by the two main historical attractions of the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center (reopening soon), and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown (scheduled to reopen June 24)—there are several convenient stops in between including the Victory Monument, Historic Main Street, Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown Beach, Watermen’s Museum and the Courts and Offices Complex. Each loop takes approximately 20 to 25 minutes.
June 15 – September 7 (daily)
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
September 8 – November 15 (daily)
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
November 20 – December 27
(Friday, Saturday & Sunday only)
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For Additional Info:
York County Tourism Development: (757) 890-5900
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