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The 299th Birthday of Rochambeau

July 01, 2024
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Historic Yorktown Freight Shed, 331 Water Street
Yorktown, VA 23690 United States

W3R-VA cordially invites you to join us in celebrating three major events: the 299th birthday of General Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, Commander of the French Forces During the American Revolution, the 50th Anniversary of Service by Madame Nicole G. Yancey to the Franco-American Community and the completion of the first phase of the W3R-Virginia Sign Project, accomplished with the assistance of the Virginia Department of Transportation.


RSVP to w3r.virginia@gmail.com no later than June 21, 2024.

Directions & Parking
Whether you’re coming from the Southside, Richmond, or Gloucester—here are quick directions to point you in the right direction. If you’d rather rent a chauffeur or use a limousine service to bring you into town, we have recommendations for that as well.

Once you get here, please take advantage of our free public parking lots and Yorktown Trolley service!

Driving Directions

From the Southside:

  • Take I-64 West to Exit 250B (Ft. Eustis/Yorktown).
  • Take a left off the ramp and an immediate right onto Fort Eustis Blvd.
  • Continue on Ft. Eustis Blvd. for three miles and turn left onto Route 17 North/George Washington Memorial Highway.
  • Follow Route 17 North to the second traffic light and turn right onto Cook Road.
  • Follow Cook Road to Ballard Street.
  • Turn left on Ballard Street to the Five Points intersection where you will see the sign for Historic Yorktown.

From Richmond:

  • Take I-64 East to 242B (Marquis Center Parkway).
  • Continue on Route 199 East and turn right onto the Colonial Parkway to Yorktown.
  • Follow the Parkway approximately 10 miles until it ends at the Five Points intersection where you will see the sign for Historic Yorktown.

From Gloucester/Northern Neck:

  • Follow US Route 17 South across the Coleman Bridge.
  • Take the first right after the bridge onto Mathews Street.
  • At the stop sign, turn right onto Water Street. You will be entering Historic Yorktown.