Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Spring is coming with March and April activities in Historic Yorktown

Spring is around the corner.  Historic Yorktown continues to offer plenty of activities this March and April with the return of the Yorktown trolley and the Schooner Alliance, as well as concerts, literary teas, wine dinners, and a kite demonstration and gathering.  For a complete listing of events and activities, please visit www.visityorktown.org

Yorktown Freight Shed
Wipe the winter blues away as local musicians engage and interact with audience members. This week's entertainment will be provided by The H.M. Johnson Band (R&B, & Jazz). Sponsored by York County. Yorktown Freight Shed, 331 Water Street. Free tickets required. Call for more information. 757-890-3500.
Set sail for a bygone era aboard Yorktown's 105' tall ship The Schooner Alliance. Three sails daily from Riverwalk Landing Pier, March - Nov. Food and beverages available for purchase. Admission. $ Advanced reservations recommended. (800) 979.3370
Riverwalk Restaurant, 323 Water Street, Yorktown, VA
Enjoy a fabulous Wine Dinner with Riverwalk Restaurant celebrating wines from Australia. Call or visit www.riverwalkrestaurant.net for ticket information and pricing (757)875.1522 Please note the restaurant is closed Mondays from November through March. Hours of operation are Tues thru Sun lunch 11:30am till 4pm and dinner 4pm till 9pm. 
Watermen's Museum (309 Water Street)
Tells the story of the maritime traditions of the Chesapeake Bay watermen. Open weekends beginning March 23rd 10am - 4pm on Saturday and 1pm - 4pm on Sunday. Museum opens for the season on Tuesday, April 2nd. Regular museum hours will be 10am - 4pm Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1pm - 4pm on Sundays through Thanksgiving. 309 Water Street. Admission. $ (757) 877.2641.
The free Yorktown Trolley will start its 13th year of service on Saturday, March 23. The trolley provides transportation throughout the village of Historic Yorktown from the Yorktown Battlefield to the Yorktown Victory Center, as well as several stops in between, including Riverwalk Landing. Operates daily March 23 - May 24 from 11 am to 5 pm daily with extended hours May 25 - Sept. 2 from 10 am to 5:30 pm daily and Sept. 3 -Nov 3 from 11am to 5pm daily. Free.
Cole Digges House (circa 1720), 411 Main Street
Enjoy a delightful high tea featuring; Silk Sachet Teas; Scones & Biscuits; Petite Quiche; Tea Sandwiches; Dessert Plates, and more. This month's guest, Justin Pantzer, Harney & Son's, The History of Tea. Please join us at the Cole Digges House (circa 1720), 411 Main Street. Reservations recommended. Seating is limited. Call for pricing and more information. 757-988-1999.
Monthly High Tea lectures:
  • April 24th, Brad Parks, The Good Cop, A Carter Ross Mystery
York Hall, 301 Main Street, Yorktown, VA
Come and enjoy the opening season with a beautiful Quilt Exhibit at The Gallery at York Hall. Relish in revolving exhibits of fine art in all media by local artists for display and sale. Open April-Dec. Tues. - Sat., 10 am to 4 pm; Sun., 1 to 4 pm. York Hall, 301 Main Street. Free. (757) 890.4490
Riverwalk Landing, 425 Water Street, Yorktown, VA
Join us at the Yorktown beach front for kite demonstrations and an afternoon of kite flying. Bring your kite or borrow one from us. For more information call Patriot Tours and Provisions at 757-969-5400 or email patriottoursyorktown@gmailcom for any questions.

Thank you, York County Tourism Development

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