Not having a car, we rode bikes all over in Yorktown and Williamsburg (25 miles roundtrip from Yorktown).
Both Yorktown and Williamsburg are like a live US history book itself. We visited the recently renovated ‘American Revolution Museum at Yorktown’. (Replacement of Yorktown Victory Center)
The fresh look and videos in the museum, took me back to the 18th century in America without making me tired or bored. This Museum’s grand opening celebration will be in 2017, from March 23 to April 4, 2017.
***We first attempted to anchor in Sarah Creek on Gloucester Point but we ran aground near the green marker just prior to the marina. Fortunately, we didn’t get stuck. Later we were told to go closer to the sand beach where it is deeper.
When driving and looking for an anchor spot, we didn’t feel comfortable anchoring in Sarah Creek because there is not enough space for us and the depth is shallow. Listening to the wind/weather forecast, we decided to anchor on the York River, between the huge metal mooring balls and US Coast Guard Training Center. Having good weather/wind, this anchorage worked out nicely for us. For the next three days, we took a dinghy to Yorktown Riverwalk Landing Marina (US$5 for 4 hours) and explored in Yorktown and Williamsburg.