Monday, October 29, 2012

November events in Historic Yorktown

Historic Yorktown continues to celebrate the fall season! With cooler temperatures around the corner, Historic Yorktown is the place to be for fantastic fall filled fun activities. For a complete listing of events and additional details, please visit
321 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690
Historic Ghost Tour Experience for starts November 2nd, 2012 is every Friday and Saturday evening from 6:30-8:00 pm. Please call Patriot Tours & Provisions at 757-969-5400 for tickets and reservations. We offer a twist on the traditional ghost tour experience by giving guests scientific devices to use while searching for paranormal activity and hearing about first-hand ghost encounters from the past to the present.
Yorktown Middle School
In cooperation with Virginia's 150 Legacy Project, this event is designed to document the history of the County and the Commonwealth through the use of digital imagery and photography. This event includes historical exhibits, presentations/lectures, Civil War documentary films, historic photo slide show, historical interpreters, children's activities, etc. It encompasses the Yorktown Village, Moore House area, Edgehill, Marlbank, and Yorktown Battlefield.) Free. Call 757-890-3508.
York Hall, 301 Main Street, Yorktown, VA
The York County Historical Committee, in cooperation with the York County Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee, is proud to present the seventh lecture in its York County Civil War Lecture Series. Jeff Toalson, historian and author of three Civil War-era books, will provide some special insights into his research and how he came to know the intriguing story of Richard and Mary Watkins. Richard Watkins, Prince Edward County lawyer and former Confederate cavalry captain (portrayed by Mr. Toalson), will join us for a visit on the front porch and recall stories of the conflict. Mr. Toalson will capture your interest and prepare you for the upcoming performances of one of his most popular works. York Hall, 301 Main Street, Yorktown. Free. 757-890-3500.
Yorktown Freight Shed, 331 Water St, Riverwalk Landing
A theatrical presentation of a Civil War Romantic Epic - Between 1861 and 1865, plantation owner, lawyer and Confederate Cavalryman Richard Watkins and his young wife Mary exchanged detailed and heartfelt letters. Richard had enlisted with Company K of the 3rd Virginia Cavalry after Virginia seceded from the Union. Mary remained living in Prince Edward County, Virginia, raising their three daughters and managing the farm. Richard and Mary's letters offer a heartfelt and eye opening glimpse into the War and the times, weaving both a love story and intense eye witness accounts of the battlefield. Ticket required. Call 757-766-2309 for performance times, ticket prices and purchase options, or visit
November 9, 10, 15, 16, 17: 7:30pm
November 11, 12, 18: 2pm
Soak up the ambiance of Historic Yorktown. Special events, festive decorations, special sales, discounts, door prizes, Musical entertainment, and much more await you as you start or finish your holiday shopping. Hours of operation vary by business. Free. (757) 890.4490
Riverwalk Landing, 425 Water Street, Yorktown, VA
As part of the Yorktown Holiday Open House Weekend, the Market will operate with extended hours and offer items unique to the holiday season, in addition to the usual array of fresh produce, meat and seafood, baked goods, specialty cut flowers, quality art, live musical entertainment provided by Runaway String Band - Bluegrass and much more awaits you at the Saturday morning market. Elite Cuisine will be the featured chef demo at 9:30am and 11:00am. Riverwalk Landing. Free. (757) 890.3500. For more detailed information on Yorktown Market Days at the River, visit the Market Days website.
Watermen's Museum (309 Water Street)
Come and sample the competitors' chili and vote in the competition. Additional chili may be purchased. Call for rules and application forms to enter. Watermen's Museum. Admission. $ (757) 887.2641
Grace Episcopal Church, 111 Church Street, Yorktown
Historic Grace Church, Yorktown will hold its annual Veteran's Day Ceremony at 10 am Sunday November 11, 2012 in the Church Cemetery rain or shine. The ceremony will honor the over 65 Veterans (Revolutionary War, Civil War, WW1, WW2, Korea, Vietnam) buried in the Cemetery as well as all those who have served in the Armed Services of the United States. After a brief ceremony, all participants will take place in replacing the flags on each grave "with honors." All are welcome.
York Hall, 301 Main Street, Yorktown, VA
Monday, November 12 – Veterans Day Ceremony, 12 pm. "Letters from War" is the theme of this annual event in which all veterans are honored. York Hall, 301 Main Street. Free. (757) 890.3500
Yorktown Victory Center
Explore 18th-century Virginia foodways. Learn about typical soldiers' fare during the American Revolution and trace the bounty of a 1780s farm from field to kitchen. Yorktown Victory Center. Admission. $ (757) 253.4838
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