Located in the heart of historic Yorktown, this popular museum provides a glimpse at 400 years of nautical history. The museum focuses on the York River waterfront, and the boats and sailors of the Chesapeake Bay. Special events, including pirate shows, take place on its grounds. Closed Mondays, January through March. April through December the museum is open at 10 a.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 p.m. on Sundays, all days closing at 4 p.m.