Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Yorktown Day is Saturday. Here’s an update on traffic and street closures

A sign closes Main Street in Yorktown on Tuesday. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)
A sign closes Main Street in Yorktown on Tuesday. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)

For residents in York County to visitors traveling for Yorktown Day, here’s information to keep you in the loop about vehicle access in historic Yorktown.

Yorktown Day is Saturday and one of the events happening is the arrival of the USS Yorktown (CG 48). The Navy ship is coming to multiple events at historic Yorktown on Saturday and Sunday.

The USS Yorktown Association is opening a free, special exhibit in the York County Historical Music at the York County Historical Museum at York Hall, 301 Main St., from Friday, 1 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

On Friday at 5 p.m. there will be a wreath laying ceremony at the gravesite of Mary “Miss Mary” Matthews, the only naturalized citizen to sponsor a Navy ship. The ceremony is open to the public.

On Saturday, the USS Yorktown Association will participate in the Main Street parade at 10:30 a.m. and patriotic services at Victory Monument at 11:15 a.m. Click here for more information about the Yorktown Day events and schedule.

Residents and their guests can access the following streets from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday except for Zweybruken Road and Bacon Street during Yorktown Day, according to the county’s news announcement.

  • Smith Street
  • Nelson Street
  • Read Street
  • Church Street
  • Main Street
  • Zweybrucken Road- closed to vehicular traffic until 12:30 p.m
  • Bacon Street – closed to vehicular traffic until 12:30 p.m.

In addition, the Yorktown Trolley is altering its schedule because of the 238th anniversary of the American and French Revolutionary War victory at Yorktown, and will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – National Park Service Visitor Center to the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown via Ballard Street to Water Street and return via Water Street and Ballard Street.
  • 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. – (Returns to normal route) National Park Service Visitor Center to the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown via Zweybrucken Road, Comte de Grasse Street and Water Street and return via Water Street and Ballard Street.

All public parking areas in historic Yorktown will be open to the public with the exception of: parking area between Church and Read streets, and parking behind the County Administration Center, 224 Ballard St., from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. because of parade activities.

For more information, call Parks & Recreation at 757-890-3500 or Colonial National Historical Park at 757-898-2410.

Julia Marsiglianohttp://wydaily.com
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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