• The Custom House


    During Yorktown’s peak as a commercial port in the mid-1700’s, Richard Ambler, and later his son, Jacquelin, served as collector of ports, an appointment given to them by the Royal Governor.

    In 1721, Richard Ambler built this large, brick storehouse and from here he and his son handled their collector duties.

    The outbreak of the American Revolution brought an end to many port activities, including the collection of customs. In 1776, Virginia militia troops were using the Custom House for barracks and two years later, Jacquelin Ambler sold the property.

    In 1924, the Comte de Grasse Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution purchased the Custom House and restored it. Today, the Custom House still continues in use as a Chapter House and Museum.

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