Hillary Chybinski: family trip . . .Yorktown Victory Center

Thursday, August 18, 2011

family trip . . .Yorktown Victory Center

after a relatively uneventful and peaceful drive to Virginia, we made our way to our first stop of the trip:

Yorktown Victory Center

getting there was even fun - the Colonial Highway is all cobblestones and arches, surrounded by beautiful vistas of water and trees, sprinkled with the occasional family of deer.

and when we arrived - we were not disappointed. . .from the Road to Revolution Timeline, to the 1780s Farm and Encampment to the Gallery. . .there was a wonderful array of history, artifacts, and people to fascinate all four of us.

a woman spinning wool

dinner preparations and garden harvest

dish washing station

the kids enjoying a newly hatched chick

this tent slept 6 soldiers

the gallery exhibits were beautiful

There was even a cannon firing, which Ryan found absolutely awesome.  Owen preferred to go inside and check out the Sunken Ship exhibit and John was enamored with the July 1776 broadside of the Declaration of Independence.  There is something for everyone and more to see than we had time to see it.

From the Victory Center, we traveled into Yorktown proper to have dinner at the Riverwalk Restaurant and enjoy the views.  If you've never been, it's a gorgeous waterfront area filled with shopping, dining and entertainment.

the boys outside the restaurant

a great menu and delicious food

The Serenity docked outside

a beautiful boat out on the water

enjoying the scenery

For more information on travel to Williamsburg, or to plan your own trip, visit www.visitwilliamsburg.com 

catch you soon - 

note - we were provided complimentary admission to the Yorktown Victory Center to facilitate this post; however, as always, all opinions expressed here are my very own.


  1. You got such gorgeous pictures!! My kids were fascinated with the tents sleeping 6 - they were like "This is SO much smaller than our tent!" (Actually, so was I! Those tents were really small!!)

  2. LOL - my kids said the same thing - cause Pop-Pop goes first-class with his giant tent and air mattresses!


  3. Sounds like a fun and educational trip. Your description and photos made me feel as if I were with you.

  4. Thanks Connie - that was very sweet of you to say.