June 15 – September 7 (daily)
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
September 8 – November 15 (daily)
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
November 20 – December 27
(Friday, Saturday & Sunday only)
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Yorktown Trolley is one of the best ways to see Historic Yorktown and the complimentary amenity to visitors celebrates a very significant milestone when it hits the streets again on Monday, June 15. This will be the 20th anniversary of the service in Yorktown. The Trolley alleviates the hassle of finding parking close to the waterfront, especially during peak tourist season. Since its first trip through the historic area in 1999, it has seen ridership numbers increase from approximately 13,000 annual passengers to an estimated 95,000 per year! The Trolley can’t wait to welcome you aboard!
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.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Trolley’s route, it is bookended by two main historical attractions of the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown – which looks to re-open on June 24th. There are several other convenient stops in between including the Victory Monument; Historic Main Street; Riverwalk Landing; Yorktown Beach; the Watermen’s Museum; and the Courts and Office Complex. The Trolley is also temperature controlled and ADA accessible.
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!
Yorktown’s newest Trolley (#4) is the first on the peninsula to deploy an interactive tracking system. It features an infotainment system, individual adjustable air vents, a stabilized chassis system, and connection to SPOT ETA. SPOT is a program that lets you follow the Trolley’s location and gives an estimated time of its arrival at various attractions. Click the map below to view Trolley #4’s live route during regular operating hours.
Right now, this tracking is only for Trolley #4. A second Yorktown Trolley will be equipped with the SPOT ETA and infotainment systems in 2020!
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