Trolley to celebrate 20 years of service

Published 10:52 pm Friday, March 6, 2020

The Yorktown Trolley is one of the best ways to see historic Yorktown. This year, the complimentary amenity to visitors celebrates a very significant milestone when it hits the streets on March 20, to kick off a new season: the 20th anniversary of the service in Yorktown.

The trolley alleviates the hassle of finding parking close to the waterfront, especially during peak tourist season. The overall route takes an estimated 20 to 25 minutes to complete, and riders can now download the SPOT ETA mobile app for an estimated wait time at each stop. While the transportation service is bookended by the two main historical attractions of the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, there are several convenient stops in between including the Victory Monument, Historic Main Street, Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown Beach, Watermen’s Museum, and the Courts and Office Complex. Friendly drivers offer helpful information so riders can focus on the scenery, the history, and where they want to have their next meal.

Each trolley is ADA accessible and includes an infotainment system highlighting details about upcoming Yorktown events as well as promotions for local businesses. In addition, the newest acquired Trolley No. 4 features individual adjustable air vents and a stabilized chassis system making for a smooth and comfortable ride around town.

The Trolley will begin service this year with a modified route until the Comte de Grasse drainage and sidewalk project is complete — on or about April 3. Each car can accommodate 28 seated and 19 standing passengers. The service transports an estimated 95,000 passengers throughout Yorktown during its operational season.

2020 Schedule

March 20 to May 21 (daily)
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

May 22 to Sept. 7 (daily)
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Sept. 8 to Nov. 15 (daily)
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Holiday Schedule

Nov. 20 to Dec. 27
(Friday, Saturday and Sunday only)
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Additional information is available at, by calling York County Tourism Development at 890-3500, or finding Visit Yorktown on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.