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US Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown


1 US Coast Guard Training Center, Yorktown, VA 23690

In Yorktown, the summers are hot and muggy, the winters are very cold and windy, and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 32°F to 88°F and is rarely below 21°F or above 95°F.


The hot season lasts for 3.6 months, from May 31 to September 16, with an average daily high temperature above 80°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 88°F and low of 73°F.


The cool season lasts for 3.0 months, from December 4 to March 5, with an average daily high temperature below 56°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 32°F and high of 48°F.


The wetter season lasts 3.5 months, from May 11 to August 27, with a greater than 33% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 44% on August 5.


The drier season lasts 8.5 months, from August 27 to May 11. The smallest chance of a wet day is 21% on November 11.

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Old Colonial in Yorktown

Cost of Living
Compared to the state average of Virginia, the cost of living index in Portsmouth, VA is 127, which is 18% higher than the average in Virginia and compared to the national average it is 27% higher than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Yorktown, VA – the cost of housing comes in at 93% higher than the average nationwide.

Getting to Know the Area
Yorktown is one of Virginia’s major tourist destinations – located within the “Historic Triangle” next to Jamestown and Williamsburg. It was the site of the last battle of the Revolutionary War and is a waterfront town with battlefields, museums, living history programs, shops, restaurants and outdoor recreation opportunities. You can easily spend a whole day – or weekend – in Yorktown, as there are plenty of things to see and do. Three major attractions include The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, the Yorktown Battlefield and Historic Yorktown. They are adjacent to one another and each offers interesting experiences for all ages.


Immerse yourself in 300 years of history and enjoy lodging in a hotel or bed and breakfast nestled among the village streets and paths or overlooking the York River. Here you can experience 18th Century homes and revolutionary battlefields. Picturesque streets are the backdrop for art galleries, antique and specialty shops. Visit the museums offering hands on programs and exhibits. Stroll along the scenic riverwalk and relax on the sandy beach at river’s edge. Take a ride on the free trolley, then march to the beat of the Fifes and Drums during one of their performances. After working up an appetite, dine at one of the charming restaurants – some with a view of the York River.


The American Revolution Museum is brand new and a replacement to the old Yorktown Victory Center. It brings the history of the Revolutionary era to life with indoor exhibits and an interactive outdoor living history Continental Army encampment and Revolution-era farm.


Fast-forward to the 21st century to take a stroll along the riverfront – where you can shop in charming boutiques, dine with stunning views of York River and swim at the public beach. Yorktown also boasts art galleries on Main Street, museums, and outdoor fun including kayaking, paddle boarding, sunset and pirate cruises at Riverwalk Landing! Yorktown provides a unique blend of the past and present. Spend your night with Yorktown Ghost Walks – searching for signs of the supernatural – as you explore history’s most haunted places.


Downtown Yorktown includes several one-of-a-kind eateries with vast menus featuring fresh seafood, artisan pizzas, gourmet cakes and desserts. Whether you’re searching for a fine dining experience or for a casual pub atmosphere, Yorktown has a little of everything. The best part is, no matter where you turn, you’ll find yourself surrounded by beautiful views of the York River!


Check out these websites for a list of all of the great events going on in the area.  

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