Thanks to Patriot Tours and Provisions, visitors can stroll around the area in style! Rent bicycles – even electric bikes – to explore Historic Yorktown, including the trails of the Yorktown Battlefield. Families with teenagers can book guided Segway tours with routes traveling along the waterfront and Historic Main Street. During the two-hour tour, riders will learn the basic history of Yorktown during the Colonial, Revolutionary, and Civil War Periods.
Beginning Memorial Day weekend, the Schooner Serenity will be offering sunset cruises along the York River. Guests will relive sailing in the Golden Age as they glide past the Victory Monument and Yorktown Battlefield. Kids 12 and under can join the ship’s crew for its Pirate Adventure Cruise during the day, when they’ll be able to help raise sails, learn how to tie knots, or even steer the ship. Reservations can be made beginning April 27 by phone at 888-316-6422 or online at www.sailyorktown.com.
For those who love spooky stories year round, Yorktown Ghost Walks is a must-do. Learn about the history and haunts of Colonial Yorktown as told by actual paranormal investigators in the historic area after the sun goes down.
Embark on an Engaging History Lesson
The Watermen’s Museum reopens Saturday, April 1. The museum features compelling exhibits that give visitors an understanding of the role the Chesapeake Bay watermen played in shaping our nation—from pre-colonial to modern times. This year’s new exhibits feature indigenous people, piracy in the Chesapeake Bay, colonial maritime laws, the Yorktown Tea Party, and the Oyster Wars. Don’t miss the 8th Annual Tartans and Tie-Dye Celebration from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on April 22. Put on the fanciest tartans and tie-dye to join Team Shenanigans and the museum for music, storytelling, living history, cannon firing, and more. Learn more about the museum and how it’s a “must ‘sea’ in Historic Yorktown.”