The Yorktown Trolley is one of the best ways to see Historic Yorktown, and you expect it back on the streets Friday, March 26, just in time for an exciting lineup of spring events!
The Trolley alleviates the hassle of finding parking close to the waterfront, especially during peak tourist season. The overall route takes an estimated 20 to 25 minutes to complete, and riders can now download the SPOT ETA mobile app to view the estimated wait time at each stop. While the transportation service is bookended by the two main historical attractions of the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, there are several convenient stops in between including the Victory Monument, Historic Main Street, Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown Beach, Watermen’s Museum, and the Courts and Office Complex. Friendly drivers offer helpful information so riders can focus on the scenery, the history, and where they want to have their next meal.
Each trolley is ADA accessible and includes an infotainment system highlighting details about upcoming Yorktown events as well as promotions for local businesses.
March 26 – May 27 (daily)
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
May 28 – September 6 (daily)
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
September 7 – November 21 (daily)
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
November 26 – December 19
(Friday, Saturday & Sunday only)
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Each trolley can accommodate 28 seated and 19 standing passengers. The service transports an estimated 95,000 passengers throughout Yorktown during its operational season.
The Trolley has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The prestigious honor highlights innovative and effective county programs across the country. Riders can now download the SPOT ETA mobile app to get an estimated wait time at each stop. That’s in addition to a new infotainment system, individual adjustable air vents and a stabilized chassis system which makes for a smooth and comfortable ride around town. The Trolley is also ADA accessible.
COVID-19 extra safety precautions include a limited capacity to enable visitors to properly spread out, and both drivers and riders are all asked to wear facemasks unless medical conditions prevent them from doing so. There is hand sanitizer available upon boarding and the seats and hold bars will be cleaned frequently.
The next time you’re in town, park and let the Yorktown Trolley do the driving so you can focus on the scenery, the history, and where you want to have your next meal!
Follow on Your Mobile Device
You can also download the free SPOT app to track the Trolley’s estimated time of arrival on your mobile device! Be sure to click on the various stops to learn more about the attractions and locations found at each one!
Yorktown Trolley Stops
The trolley stops at nine locations approximately every 20-35 minutes.
- Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center
- Yorktown Victory Monument
- Yorktown Beach
- Riverwalk Landing Piers
- Riverwalk Landing
- Watermen’s Museum
- American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
- Intersection of Main and Ballard Streets (York Hall)
- York County Courts & Office Complex
Holiday routes and times may vary.
Where to park in Yorktown, Virginia?
Ample parking is available throughout town. Please obey all parking regulations by using the designated County public parking lots (i.e., Administration Building, Courthouse/Finance and York Hall) as well as the National Park Service Visitor Center parking area. Parking on the grass, side streets and other areas not marked for parking is prohibited. The parking at Riverwalk Landing is a 270-space two level parking terrace. The lower level of the terrace has a 3-hour parking limit with the upper deck being unlimited. Handicapped parking is available on the lower level of the terrace and in all other public lots. View the event and public parking map (PDF).
Learn more about the Yorktown Trolley, the Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown Beach, Yorktown events and restaurants at VisitYorktown