Beginning at 4 p.m., unless you are a Yorktown Village resident, business owner, or have an official pass—you will not be able to park in Historic Yorktown. Visitors attending the evening activities must park on the Yorktown Battlefield at the corner of Cook Road and Ballard Street, which can be accessed via Cook Road or the Colonial Parkway. The Battlefield will remain open to the public until it reaches capacity. This includes visitors attempting to access the town via Goosley Road, Old Williamsburg Road, the Colonial Parkway, and Mathews Street (by way of George Washington Memorial Highway).
The free air-conditioned Yorktown Trolley will run from approximately 10 a.m. (following the parade), until 5 p.m.
Handicapped Parking and Special Assistance:
Transportation will be provided from Yorktown Middle School from 4-7 p.m. for those with disabilities and special needs, as well as one designated escort (friend, family member, caregiver, etc.). You must be on-site and checked in by 7 p.m. to catch the transport to the waterfront.
Also, both passengers will be issued passes and must have them to return on the shuttle at the end of the evening. Drop-off will be at the Yorktown Waterfront, approximately 200 yards from the performance area. The shuttle will make return runs from the Yorktown Waterfront to Yorktown Middle School from 9:45 – 10:30 p.m. It is important to note that once the shuttle parks at Riverwalk Landing, from 7:30 to 9:45 p.m., it will not make runs until after the fireworks show. Due to limited shuttle capacity, we ask all other individuals in the party to drive a separate vehicle to Yorktown and park at the Battlefield.
Other Important Notes:
Barbecue grills are limited to the National Park Service Beach Picnic Area with designated areas for the disposal of hot coals. All alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
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