Street Address
224 Ballard Street
Yorktown, VA 23692
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1345
Yorktown, VA 23692
Ms. Bonnie Karwac, Vice Chair of Museum Board
phone: 757-898-3727


York County was originally named Charles River, and was one of the eight original shires formed in 1634. The present name was given in 1643, probably in honor of James, Duke of York, the second son of Charles I. Its area is 123 square miles, and the county seat is Yorktown.

Immerse yourself in 300 years of Yorktown history. Here you can experience 18th century homes, revolutionary battlefields, a scenic riverfront beach, one-of-a-kind restaurants and lodging apart from city crowds. Park your car and stroll along picturesque streets or take the free trolley. Visit art galleries, antique stores and specialty shops.

Experience the museums offering hands-on history programs and exhibits. Walk along the scenic Riverwalk and relax on the sandy beach at river’s edge. Enjoy sounds of The Fifes and Drums of York Town and live entertainment on the riverfront. After working up an appetite, dine at one of the charming restaurants, some with a view of the York River. Enjoy a sail on the York River during the day and as the sun goes down, enjoy a sunset sail on the Schooner Alliance.


Serves as an advisory body to the Board of Supervisors on matters of an historical nature dealing with the County and the Town of York.