York County History Day: History comes alive with tactical demonstrations, encampments and tours throughout Historic Yorktown
York County History Day: History comes alive with tactical demonstrations, encampments and tours throughout Historic Yorktown—taking place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Special activities will occur at the Watermen’s Museum, York Hall, and various buildings along Main Street. The Watermen’s Museum will also have food, beverages, and music!
Go Green Market opens the Yorktown Market Days weekly Saturday farmer’s markets.
In collaboration with York County’s Department of Public Works and the York County Beautification Committee, there will be free family activities and educational exhibits to help promote environmental sustainability.
LIVE Music: The Fifes and Drums perform at 9 a.m. followed by live entertainment from SOJORN.
Mobjack Bay Coffee Roasters will hold two ticketed Civil War Walking Tours, both led by Historian J. Michael Moore. One begins at 1 p.m. and another at 2 p.m. The first takes a look at Yorktown’s role during the Civil War era by exploring the Peninsula Campaign of 1862, which pitted two colorful commanders against each other over a Revolutionary War battlefield—deploying such modern technologies as aerial observation and improvised explosive devices. During the second walking tour, visitors will journey back to learn about Union operations against Richmond and Confederate naval raiders, find inspiration from stories of African Americans who sought freedom, and view Civil War photographs that captured a glimpse into the past. Call (757) 872-3020 for more information.
The Watermen’s Museum Chili Cook-Off and biggest annual fundraiser kicks off at noon and runs until 3 pm. Guests can sample competing chefs’ chili recipes and vote for the People’s Choice award. Additional chili may be purchased, if available. For competition rules, forms to enter, and to purchase tickets call (757) 887-2641
Learn about all these events at Visit Yorktown