2018 Yorktown Civil War Weekend
Join us for the annual Yorktown Civil War Weekend on April 14-15, 2018 at the Watermen’s Museum (and other venues) in Yorktown, Virginia for an exploration of Yorktown’s Civil War History with living history demonstrations and special exhibits located throughout Yorktown.
Yorktown Civil War Weekend 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 will be featured at the York County Historical Museum at York Hall and the Museum on Main Street, and Riverwalk Landing. The Watermen’s Museum will feature maritime exhibits, living history, artillery demonstrations, period music, vendors, children’s activities, food trucks and beverages. Guided tour of the Battle for Dam #1 at Newport News Park Saturday at 3pm. There will be a Civil War themed contra dance at the Watermen’s Museum Saturday night from 6-8 p.m.
Visit the Schooner Alliance, Catch a free trolley ride, and visit all of the sites in beautiful Historic Yorktown.
The Confederate forces withdrew to Richmond on May 3, and the town was occupied by the Federal Army and Navy. How did the people of the area react? What happened when the Civil War came to the York River? Find the answers at the Yorktown Civil War Weekend.
Watermen’s Museum (& other locations, see schedule)
309 Water Street
Yorktown, VA 23690
Recall the Battle of Yorktown 1862 History with Naval Battle re-enactment, Confederate Coast Guard Exhibit and living history, vendors, music and more at the Watermen’s Museum and throughout Yorktown.
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Civil War Events throughout Yorktown
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Yorktown Market Days, Riverwalk Landing
1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Yorktown Kite Demo & Gathering, Riverwalk Landing
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exhibits at Newport News Park , 3pm Tour of Dam #1 Battlefield
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Civil War Contra Dance, Watermen’s Museum ($5 donation at the gate)
12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Civil War Events throughout Yorktown
Exhibits and activities
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Watermen’s Museum, Museum on Main, York Hall, Custom House
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Grace Church
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Colonial National Historical Park
Yorktown Sailing Charters, Yorktown Riverwalk Landing, Newport News Park
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
Free Admission to:
The Watermen’s Museum, Custom House, Museum on Main and County Historical Museum
Food and Beverage Vendors at the Watermen’s Museum
For more information: Contact the Watermen’s Museum 757-887-2641 Museum Website
Yorktown Civil War Weekend is sponsored by:
Celebrate Yorktown Committee, Virginia Civil War Trails & Tidewater Civil War Events Partnership
Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Yorktown Civil War Weekend in April at the Watermen’s Museum (and other venues) in Yorktown, Virginia.
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