Yorktown is located in York County, Virginia, USA. It is part of an important national resource known as the Historic Triangle of Yorktown, Jamestown and Williamsburg, and is the eastern terminus of the Colonial Parkway.
Yorktown has several distinct areas. Yorktown Village or Historic Yorktown, comprised first of a small strip along the beach of the York River. Second, Water Street, which contains several small restaurants, a park, a hotel and a pier. Next, Main Street sits above Water Street on a bluff, around which the architecture is almost exclusively original. The old court house, several small shops, the Nelson House, and the Yorktown Monument all sit along this road.
Colonial National Historical Park, which contains Yorktown National Battlefield and Yorktown National Cemetery, is located on the outskirts of the town. President's Park is a new attraction displaying large outdoor statues of the heads of each American President accompanied by biographical plaques.
Things to see and do
* Yorktown Village
* Main Street
* Colonial National Historical Park
* Grace Episcopal Church
Cruise Season – May - Sept
Currency – US Dollar (US$)
Language – English
Land Area – 63.0 km²
Population – 4,400 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1
Port Location – The docking area is located at the foot of Ballard Street.
Transport Links - Travelers discover that it's easy to get to Virginia and easy to get around once here. Virginia's location - midway between New York and Miami is less than a day's drive from any city east of the Mississippi. And Virginia's 11 commercial airports - including Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International (both newly renovated and expanded) - plus 57 general aviation airports and Amtrak rail service connect Virginia cities to commuter and long-distance travel routes. Virginia boasts well-maintained major highways; and with thousands of miles of scenic byways, a road trip in Virginia always turns up something new.