Time travel has yet to be invented, but at the Yorktown Battlefield, you can experience the next best thing. To appreciate everything the park has to offer fully, first go to the visitor center. Watching a short film will put in context the incredible history of this battlefield and the vital role it had in the American Revolutionary War. From there, you can either take a self-guided tour, or choose a ranger to guide you through the area. See the site where the American’s fate turned for the better as well as the encampments where the allies stayed.
Take a day off from the hustle and bustle of daily life and head down to Yorktown Beach, where you can hang out in the sun, get a bite to eat, or just walk the sandy shore. This beach provides more than 2 acres of opportunities for fishing, swimming, and boating. Enjoy a meal in the grass picnic area or cast a line off the fishing pier. You can also request the beach and picnic area for weddings, family reunions, and community outings. So, bring the entire family and let a day at the beach wash all your problems away.
For a meal a little off the beaten path, head to Yorktown Pub. This old school pub is a great place to get away from the tourists, chill out, and just enjoy a meal with some good friends. The food here is delicious, and the service is always attentive. If you enjoy places with a more casual atmosphere, then Yorktown Pub is the place for you, too. Try everything from oysters and crabcakes to cheeseburgers and French fries. The food is fresh, homemade, and affordable. If you want to be where all of the locals are out, come down to the Yorktown Pub.