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Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center, 1000 Colonial Parkway, Yorktown, Virginia 23690.
Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center, 1368 Colonial Parkway, Jamestown, Virginia 23081.
Colonial National Historical Park is located near Interstate 64 (I-64).
Directions to Historic Jamestowne 1368, Colonial Parkway, Jamestown, Virginia 23081. From Interstate 64 (I-64) when traveling east or west on I-64 take exit 242A. Follow 199 West to the Colonial Parkway, then follow the signs to Historic Jamestowne.
From Willliamsburg take the Colonial Parkway 9 miles south to the Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center.
From Yorktown Take the Colonial Parkway 24 miles to the Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center.
Directions to Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center, 1000 Colonial Parkway, Yorktown, Virginia 23690.
Colonial National Historical Park is located a short distance from Interstate 64 (I-64). Eastbound from the Richmond area via I-64, exit 242B for Yorktown, to the Colonial Parkway. Follow the parkway to its end.
West bound Interstate 64 from the Virginia Beach/Norfolk/Hampton area for Yorktown should take Route 105 East (Fort Eustis Boulevard east), exit 250B to Route 17 (George Washington Memorial Highway). Turn left (North) onto Route 17. Follow the signs to the Yorktown Battlefield.
From Historic Jamestown Take the Colonial Parkway 24 miles to the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center. From Williamsburg take the Colonial Parkway 14 miles to the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center.
AMTRAK and Greyhound has a station in Williamsburg. Rental cars and taxi service are available from this location.
Let us bus you around!
From March 11 and November 3 in 2013 the Historic Triangle Shuttle provides free shuttle service from the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center to and from the Jamestown and Yorktown areas. This shuttle service travels the scenic Colonial Parkway. There is no charge for the service. Service to both Jamestown and Yorktown depart the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center every hour and half-hour between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. daily.
Service to Jamestown makes stops at both Historic Jamestowne (the original site of the first permanent English settlement in North America, administered by the National Park Service and APVA Preservation Virginia) and Jamestown Settlement (a living history museum run by the Commonwealth of Virginia's Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation). Return service to Colonial Williamsburg departs every half-hour from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a final pickup from Historic Jamestowne at 5:15 p.m.
At Jamestown serivce to the various Jamestown attractions is offered by the Jamestown Area Shuttle, which makes stops at the Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center; the Jamestown Glasshouse, also a part of Historic Jamestowne; Jamestown Settlement; and the Jamestown Neck-of-Land Information Station, located along the Colonial Parkway. Completing a loop approximately every 10-15 minutes, the service is free and is available between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Service to Yorktown departs from the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center daily on the half-hour between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and makes stops at both the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center and the Yorktown Victory Center. Visitors can board for return service to Colonial Williamsburg from either the Yorktown Battlefield or the Yorktown Victory Center, with pickups every half-hour between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., and a final pickup at 5:15 p.m.
Visitors should note that the Historic Triangle Shuttle provides audio interpretation while being transported to Yorktown; it does not provide additional interpretive tours or transportation to individual attractions around the Yorktown Battlefield.
At Yorktown, the Yorktown Trolley provides a service between the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center and the Yorktown Victory Center, with stops in the village and at the new Riverfront Landing.
The Yorktown Trolley will operate in 2013 as follows:
March 23 - May 24 (Daily) - 11 am to 5 pm
The Trolley stops at nine different locations. This is a continuous service making a round trip of the route about every 20 minutes. Holiday routes and times may vary. No bus pass is required to board this shuttle.
2013 HISTORIC TRIANGLE SHUTTLE
March 11 - November 3 (Daily)
9 am to 5:15 pm
These busses are handicap accessible.
Did You Know?
The earthworks surrounding Yorktown, represented as the Revolutionary War British Inner Defense line, are actually Civil War earthworks constructed directly on top of the British defense works.