York residents have been on the front lines of our nation’s defense since the earliest days of the American Revolution. Here—in one of the country’s oldest communities—a strong sense of patriotism, bravery, and dedication to freedom from tyranny, spans the generations.
In a two-block area surrounding York’s Town Common there are memorials honoring those who served in our nation’s conflicts, from the American Revolution to the Vietnam War. On this tour, you will learn the history of these remarkable memorials, as well as the individuals they commemorate. This tour will appeal particularly to veterans and families, but also anyone with an interest in American history.
The tour lasts approximately an hour, and covers a three-block area along York Street. The terrain is uneven, and comfortable shoes are recommended.
The tour begins promptly at 1:00pm at the Lindsay Road entrance to the Museum Center, so please arrive no later than 12:55pm to check in. Because tour sizes are limited, if you do not check in by 1:00pm, your ticket may be released to someone on the waiting list. No refunds can be issued within 24 hours of the event.
In case of inclement weather, the tour is cancelled and tickets will be refunded, or credited towards another scheduled tour.
This tour is limited to ten people, and you must pre-register online (this includes members, active military, and veterans). No tickets will be sold at the door.
Old York is a Blue Star Museum and active members of the military and their families are welcome to attend this tour for free. Veterans are also invited to attend for free. Thank you for your service.
Old York is committed to the safety of our visitors and staff. In order to limit the spread of the coronavirus, we have implemented the following safety measures:
Social Distancing: When possible we will maintain 6-feet of social distancing. We are limiting the number of people per tour in order to help comply with this measure.
Face Coverings: Guests and staff will be required to wear face coverings for the duration of the tour. If you do not have a face covering, Old York will provide one.
Restricted Access: The Old York Museum Center is closed to visitors. This includes the restrooms. Please be sure to use a restroom before coming to Old York for your tour.
Hand Sanitizer: Hand sanitizer stations are available to promote proper hygiene.
Thank you to Wiggly Bridge Distillery for providing hand sanitizer.