4531 George Washington Memoria
Yorktown, VA 23692
Phone: (757) 283-1111
Fax: (757) 283-1112
A tiny, but sophisticated courthouse built in the first decade of the 19th century that served Warwick County, which no longer exists, until the last part of the 19th century when it was converted for used as a clerk's office.
Hampton Roads only MicroBrewery. Tours provided Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Weekend by appointment.
A nonprofit, charitable organization supported by donations that is dedicated to promoting animal welfare and maintains a petting zoo and exotic animal area that is open to the public. The petting zoo is populated with goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, geese, and other animals, while the exotic animal area houses leopards, mountain lions, jaguars, bald eagles, Canadian lynx, foxes, otters, and more.
Watch the explosion of colors at this quaint park where the city gathers to witness a plethora of local events. Newport News Park delights your senses with its myriad offerings: go fishing, walk your pet, take a long stroll down one of its curling paths or simply enjoy the beauty that surrounds the park. Explore hiking trails, play a round of golf or impress your loved ones with your boating skills. Attend a plethora of local events exhibitions, displays, horse shows and fairs among other things. Enjoy Southeast Virginia's biggest traditional craft show: Newport News Fall Festival of Folklife, with over 200 vendors. Enjoy the sounds, sights and memories that have been carefully passed from generation to generation. You're sure to have an exciting time out with family and friends at this riveting park.
This museum has a mix of everything: marine life, wildlife, plants and a planetarium. It's a golden opportunity to see wolves, sea turtles, sharks, coyotes, pelicans and the solar system in one dizzying day.The operators are pioneers in their field; when it opened in 1987, it was the only living museum East of the Mississippi River. Its focus on public education makes it a popular destination for families. Group rates and member discounts are available. Opening hours change seasonally; check the website for details.
The Yorktown National Cemetery is the final resting places of over 2,200 people; over 1400 of which are unknown. Its location is close to where many battles of the 1862 Peninsular Campaign occurred, ensuring its somber place in America's military history.
This 456 acre recreational facility features two lakes, wetlands areas, trails for hiking and biking, fishing, non-motorized boating, picnic areas, a campground, tent cabins for rent, and a beautiful nature center.
Yorktown Battlefield is the site where the last major land battle occurred during the American Revolution. Ranger-guided tours of the battlefield are available or you can grab a set of headphones and take the audio tour. During the summer months, learn from a costumed actor about the life of a soldier. Activities geared towards children are available.
When General Cornwallis of the British army surrendered to the American and French forces at the Battle of Yorktown, the American Revolution was drawing to a close. As the Battle of Yorktown was the last major land battle of the war, the 98-foot tall Yorktown Victory Monument was erected to ensure that citizens would always remember the great victory as well as the sacrifices soldiers made to gain independence.
Enjoy the countryside feel in Yorktown, unfolding three centuries of history within itself. The battlefields and the museums have a lot to tell. Tour around the well trodden paths of the village and admire the ancient homes that line them. Bask on the beaches or ride on the free trolley, there's a lot to explore. A trip to the Visitors Center will get your facts and information in place before you set out on your journey.
This 300-year-old Episcopal Church survived 1781 and 1862 sieges, as well as the great fire of 1814. Between 1795 and 1920 there were long periods when only part-time clergy ministered here. A gift and book shop are also on the property.
Jamestown was founded in 1607 and became the first permanent English settlement in the New World. At the National Park Service Visitor Center, visitors can see the 15 minute film, "Jamestown " and browse the museum of 17th century objects. Join a Park Ranger for a tour of the original site and observe as archeologists uncover remains of the first fort.