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Free parking is available at the Riverwalk Landing parking terrace, York Hall, York-Poquoson Courthouse, County Administration Building, and other designated public lots. The complimentary, wheelchair accessible Yorktown Trolley will also be available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Also Happening Around TownPirate Invasion Farmers Market
: On Saturday morning, April 24 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., take advantage of Yorktown’s waterfront farmers market. Enjoy live music; food trucks; and a variety of vendors and artists! American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
: Learn more about our nation's story through exciting indoor galleries with period artifacts and immersive environments and films. Don't miss “The Siege of Yorktown” shown on a 180-degree surround screen complete with dramatic special effects like smoke and vibrations from the cannon and musket fire!
In the outdoor areas, you'll find a re-created Continental Army encampment to learn about the life of a soldier and to take in daily demonstrations of medical treatment; camp life and cooking; and flintlock musket firings. Explore a Revolution-era farm, based on a real-life 18th-century family, where you can help with chores related to the house, kitchen, tobacco barn, gardens, and crops. The museum has adapted operations with safety protocols for everyone's enjoyment. Museum admission is free to James City County, York County, and the city of Williamsburg neighbors with proof of residence. Yorktown Scenic & Sunset Sails
: The Schooner Alliance will sail into the sunset at 6 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Spend a romantic evening scanning the horizon for dolphins, osprey, and other wildlife. An earlier sightseeing sail will also take place at 4 p.m. Tickets are required. Food and beverages are available for purchase on board. Additional Event Info:
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- York County Tourism Development: (757) 890-5900
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Pirates Invade Yorktown is sponsored by Riverwalk Landing Business Association, York County Arts Commission, York County Tourism, and Watermen’s Museum. Generous support provided by Patriot Tours & Provisions, Yorktown Sailing Charters, Riverwalk Restaurant, Water Street Grille, Carrot Tree Kitchens, Ben & Jerry’s, Viccellio Goldsmith, Yorktown Bookshop, Auntie M’s American Cottage, Gangsta Dog, Mobjack Bay Coffee Roasters, and the Yorktown Arts Foundation.