The Yorktown Trolley is one of the best ways to see Historic Yorktown, and you expect it back on the streets Friday, March 24, 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.
2023 Operating Hours
- March 24 – May 25 (Daily) – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- May 26 – September 4 (Daily) – 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- September 5 – November 19 (Daily) – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- November 24 – December 17 (Fri, Sat & Sun 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 stops at eleven locations, approximately every 20-35 minutes:
- Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center
- Yorktown Victory Monument
- Yorktown Beach
- Riverwalk Landing Piers
- Riverwalk Landing (westbound)
- Watermen’s Museum (westbound)
- American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
- Watermen’s Museum (eastbound)
- Riverwalk Landing (eastbound)
- Intersection of Main and Ballard Streets (York Hall)
- York County Courts & Office Complex
Holiday routes and times may vary
Track the Trolley!
Yorktown Trolley fleet 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 ETA SPOT. 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 their live routes during regular operating hours.
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!
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).
For customers who are unable to get to or from a Trolley stop and those who are unable to board or ride the fully accessible fixed-route Trolleys due to their disabilities, the Yorktown Trolley Service has partnered with the Williamsburg Area Transit Authority to provide ADA Complementary Paratransit Service. This service is an origin-to-destination shared-ride service. Paratransit service is federally mandated through the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. For more information on eligibility and scheduling, please click here.
Learn more about the Yorktown Trolley, the Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown Beach, Yorktown events and restaurants at VisitYorktown