Yorktown Day

  • 10/19/2017 Location: Yorktown Battlefield, Fee Information: Fee Free

    Yorktown Day (Yorktown Battlefield). Ceremonies, a parade and special programs commemorate the 236th anniversary of America's climactic Revolutionary War victory at Yorktown.

     Yorktown Day Schedule of Events

    Thursday, October 19, 2017

    (Schedule subject to change)

    8:45 a.m.         -      Commemorative Ceremony at the French Cemetery, Yorktown Battlefield, sponsored by The American Friends of Lafayette and The Friends of Rochambeau. 

    9:15 a.m.         -       Wreath laying ceremony at the French Memorial in memory of French war veterans.

    9:15 a.m.        -       Wreath laying ceremony at the grave of Governor Thomas Nelson, Jr. at Grace Episcopal Church, Yorktown sponsored by the Virginia Society, Sons of the American Revolution.

    10:30 a.m.       -       Yorktown Day Parade, Main Street, sponsored by the National Park Service    

    11:15 a.m.       -       Patriotic Exercises and Memorial Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Monument to Alliance and Victory, Yorktown, sponsored by the Yorktown Day Association.

    11:30 a. m.      -       Food vendors available on Main Street with offerings of Brunswick Stew, Ham Biscuits, BBQ, seafood and more.

    12:30 p.m.       -       3rd Infantry Old Guard Fife and Drum performance at Yorktown Battlefield
    Visitor Center

    12:30 p.m.       -       Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary National Organization Celebrates  America’s Freedom Event 2017 at the Monument to Alliance and Victory

     1:45, 2:45& 3:45 p.m.         -       Living History Associates will be providing programs focusing on the  military aspects on the Siege of Yorktown. Join the guide in 18th Century military uniform in the  Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center.
    Additional Activities
    Visit the Town of York, the National Park Service Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center, the Nelson House, the Custom House, the Watermen's Museum, the Gallery at York Hall, the York County Historical Museum, and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.  On the Battlefield Tour Roads, visit the siege lines, the redoubts, and Surrender Field.  Visit the Riverwalk Landing along the Yorktown Waterfront and don’t miss taking a sail on Yorktown’s home ported ships, the schooners Alliance and Serenity.   Dine at one of the restaurants along the waterfront. 
    Colonial National Historical Park, Yorktown, VA, (757) 898-2410, no entrance fee. Jointly sponsored by the National Park Service and the Yorktown Day Association.