National Park Service Civil War Weekend in Yorktown – April 4th & 5th


National Park Service & Yorktown’s Civil War Weekend

Saturday, April 4th from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 5th, from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

An exploration of Yorktown’s Civil War history with living history demonstrations and special exhibits throughout town. Programs will include a military encampment along with infantry and artillery firing demonstrations, and costumed guided tours at the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center. Special exhibits and displays will be featured at the York County Historical Museum at York Hall, and Riverwalk Landing.

The Watermen’s Museum will feature maritime exhibits, living history, artillery demonstrations, period music, and childrenís activities. A Civil War themed contra dance will take place at the museum Saturday night from 6-8 p.m.

Locations: Yorktown Battlefield, Watermen’s Museum, Main Street, and Riverwalk Landing. Location for town events:  Watermen’s Museum 309 Water Street – Yorktown, VA 23690 Contact:  757.898.2410 Link:

Locations for Civil War Events at Battlefield: Colonial National Historical Park, Yorktown, VA, (757) 898-2410

For more information on Civil War events happening in York County, visit

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