Old Custom House (Yorktown, Virginia)

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Old Custom House
Old Custom House (Yorktown, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Old Custom House (Yorktown, Virginia)
Old Custom House (Yorktown, Virginia) is located in the United States
Old Custom House (Yorktown, Virginia)
LocationJct. of Main and Read Sts., Yorktown, Virginia
Coordinates37°14′3″N 76°30′29″W / 37.23417°N 76.50806°W / 37.23417; -76.50806Coordinates: 37°14′3″N 76°30′29″W / 37.23417°N 76.50806°W / 37.23417; -76.50806
Area1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
Architectural styleColonial, Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals
NRHP reference #99000682[1]
VLR #099-0004
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJune 3, 1999
Designated VLRMarch 17, 1999[2]

The Old Custom House is a historic customs house located at Yorktown, York County, Virginia. It was built in 1721, and is a 2 1/2-story brick Colonial building with a hipped roof. It has a corbeled brick interior end chimney. An extensive restoration project was undertaken by Richmond architect W. Duncan Lee in 1929. Also on the property are a contributing kitchen, necessary, and brick wall, all added during the restoration.[3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.[1]

The Custom House is now a museum operated by the Comte de Grasse Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution. It is open on Sundays from June to October.


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  3. ^ Meg Greene Malvasi (October 1998). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Grace Church" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying photo

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