Yorktown, VIRGINIA

Yorktown, Virginia: The Lifestyle You're Looking For

Yorktown, Virginia is a small quaint town that’s loaded with history; it’s close to Richmond and Williamsburg for those looking to enjoy their environment as well. If you’re looking for a new place to call home, Yorktown might be your perfect match! In this guide, we’ll discuss our favorite places and activities in Yorktown, VA including museums, restaurants, and boating. We hope you enjoy reading about Yorktown’s great little community!


York County Schools are ranked in the top three of the best schools this year by Niche.com. Yorktown has over 19 public schools serving over 12,500 students in York County. This makes Yorktown a great place for families looking to enroll their child into public schools that truly provide superior education compared to other high-performing districts within Virginia.


Museums and historical sites all over Yorktown teach visitors about the American Revolution. The American Revolution Museum in Yorktown is a great place to start learning about this significant event in United States history.

The museum was built at Yorktown Battlefield, which has been an important landmark since 1781 when George Washington’s army defeated General Cornwallis’ British forces here. Now it marks where Americans declared their independence from Great Britain during the War for Independence between 1775 and 1783. Visitors can see five original buildings including earthworks used by French soldiers who fought alongside the Continental Army led by George Washington against British troops under Lord Charles Cornwallis (1738-1805).

There are many other historic landmarks around Yorktown’s historic waterfront, where the Revolutionary War was won! Visit visityorktown.org, to learn about visiting these historical landmarks.

Dining and Entertainment

Yorktown has its fair share of entertainment and dining options. There are several bars to choose from as well as many restaurants that offer great food for both lunch and dinner. It also offers some other forms of entertainment such as bowling at York Lanes or catching a movie at one of Yorktown’s movie theaters. Here are a few of our favorites:


  • County Grill is a local favorite with great barbecue and craft beer on tap.
  • If you are looking for a delightful ambiance with a waterfront view and live music we suggest Water Street Grille where they  have 20 craft beers on rotating draft.
  • Yorktown Pub is a legendary waterfront eatery on Yorktown Waterfront that locals and visitors alike adore.
  • Joe & Mimma’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria serves authentic Italian food.
  • Asahi Japanese & Chinese will please any palate offering sushi, hibachi grill entrees, and more all prepared by traditionally trained chefs.
  • Dare Deil & Steakhouse has something for everyone on their menu. It is perfect for dining in or grabbing snacks and filling up a growler full of your favorite beer with their “Howl-N-Growl”growler filling station!



Yorktown is also a great town for those who love the water. York County has many marinas, public boat ramps, and waterfront dining options in addition to York Town’s own Water Country USA which offers rides and activities.

Seaford Yacht Club is located on Back Creek off the York River by boat and on Goodwin Neck Road in York County, Virginia by road. You can take a virtual tour to discover more about their scenic location, marina, and Clubhouse.

Dare Marina and Yacht Sales is a full-service boat marina in Virginia, offering excellence in service through a range of solutions to satisfy all the needs of the discerning yachtsman. Dare Marina is located on Chisman Creek, offering protected deepwater harbor minutes from the Chesapeake Bay, and from which customers enjoy quick access to some of the best fishing and cruising grounds on the East Coast.

Mills Marina is a family owned and operated establishment, conveniently located on Back Creek in Seaford, Virginia. Nestled between the mouths of the York and Poquoson Rivers and sheltered by Goodwin Island, you can find many exceptional day and overnight destinations available by land or by sea, utilizing their designated 15-minute parking slips.

Yorktown, Virginia is a lovely, historical town that combines the charm and beauty of a rural village with the convenience of being close to a big city. If you’re searching for a new house to call your own, Yorktown might be ideal for you! We hope you find this guide helpful and if you have any questions or need more recommendations, please reach out to Bubba Hutchison.

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