Oak Grove Baptist Church Historic District

The Oak Grove Baptist Church Historic District consists of five discontiguous elements across a 1.5-mile-square area of northwest York County, that tell the story of a vibrant and resilient African […]

Colonial National Historical Park

The Colonial National Monument (later re-designated Colonial National Historical Park) was created in 1930, in time for the sesquicentennial of the Yorktown victory the following year. Spurred on by the […]

The Old Custom House

The Old Custom House in the Yorktown Historic District was constructed around 1721 by Richard Ambler and is one of two known surviving Colonial storehouses in Virginia. The two-and-a-half-story building […]

Sessions-Pope-Sheild House

The Sessions-Pope-Sheild House is a mid-18th-century brick dwelling located on the original lot 56 in Yorktown. The house stands one-and-a-half stories high, five bays wide, and two bays deep on […]

Whitaker’s Mill Archaeological Complex

The Whitaker’s Mill Archaeological Complex in York County can address important historical and archaeological issues related to domestic and commercial life in 18th- and 19th-century Virginia, as well as military […]

Grace Church

Grace Church, originally known as York-Hampton Parish Church, was built ca. 1697. It is probably the state’s only remaining colonial structure built of marl, a locally quarried soft material composed […]


Named for the Kiskiack tribe of Virginia Indians, this building is among the earliest documented works of vernacular architecture in the Commonwealth. The even spacing of its bays is a […]

Porto Bello

During his short term as Virginia’s last royal governor, Lord Dunmore acquired a York River plantation six miles from Williamsburg called Porto Bello where he maintained a country home. Here […]

Yorktown Historic District

Yorktown was established by 1691 and became a thriving center of commerce and trade. It is chiefly remembered, however, as the scene of the final battle of the American Revolution. […]