Northumberland County


Northern Neck Farm Museum, 

12705 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, VA 22473
(804) 443-1118

Northumberland County Historical Society

86 Back Street, P. O. Box 221, Heathsville, VA 22473 (804) 580-8581

Northumberland Preservation, Inc., 

P. O. Box 65, Wicomico Church, VA 22579

Reedville Fishermen’s Museum

504 Main Street, Reedville,VA 22539 (804) 453-6529

Rice’s Hotel / Hughlett’s Tavern Foundation

73 Monument Place, P. O. Box 579,
Heathsville, VA (804) 580-3377

Other Tidewater & Historic Preservation Organizations


Preservation Virginia, a statewide nonprofit organization founded in 1889 and a leader in the preservation community, is dedicated to perpetuating and revitalizing Virginia's cultural, architectural, and historic heritage.

The Fairfield Foundation, a center for archeology, preservation, and education, focuses especially on Fairfield and other historic resources on the Middle Peninsula.

Tidewater Virginia Historical Society (& Trail Map)  Williamsburg, VA 

The Northern Neck is rich in historic sites on the National Register.  For a complete listing (as of 2015) of places in Westmoreland, Lancaster, Northumberland, and RIchmond Counties, click here.  ​The Northern Neck and Middle Penninsula are also rich in historic colonial churches.  For a list highlighting those in King George, Westmoreland, Northumberland, Richmond, Lancaster, Essex, and Gloucester Counties, click here.


Similarly, there are many roadside markers commemorating important events, people, and places.  Here is a complete listing. You can explore them at your leisure (and at home!) on the website Markerhistory.com.

HISTORICAL PLACES 

Westmoreland County


Armstead Tasker Johnson High School Museum, 

18849 Kings Highway, Montross, VA (804) 493-7070

Colonial Beach Historical Society and Museum

128 Hawthorne Street, Colonial Beach, VA 22443 (804) 224-3379

George Washington Birthplace National Monument

1732 Pope’s Creek Road, Washington’s Birthplace,

VA 22443 (804) 224-1732

Jesse Ball duPont Memorial Library

Stratford Hall Plantation, 483 Great House Road, Stratford,

VA 22558 (804) 493- 8038

Kinsale Foundation and Museum,

449 Kinsale Road, P. O. Box 307, Kinsale,VA 22488 (804) 472-3001

Northern Neck of Virginia Historical Society

15482 Kings Highway, P. O. Box 716, Montross, VA 22520 (804) 493-1862

Westmoreland County Museum

P.O. Box 247, Montross VA 22520 (804) 493-8440

Richmond County


Richmond County Museum

5874 West Richmond Road, Warsaw,VA 22572
(804) 333-3607

Richmond County Public Library,

Library Center, Rappahannock Community College,
52 Campus Drive, Warsaw, VA 22572 (804) 333-6710

Lancaster County


Foundation for Historic Christ Church Museum

P. O. Box 24, Irvington,VA 22480 (804) 438-6855

Genealogical Society of the Northern Neck of Virginia, 

50 Fox Tail South, Irvington, VA 22480

Kilmarnock Museum, 

76 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, VA 22482 (804) 436-9100

Mary Ball Washington Library and Museum

8346 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster, VA 22503 (804) 462-7280

Morattico Waterfront Museum

P. O. Box 80, Morattico, VA 22523

Steamboat Era Museum

156 King Carter Drive, Irvington, VA 22480 (804) 438-6888

King George County


King George County Historical Society

9483 Kings Highway, P.O. Box 424, King George,

VA 22485 (540) 775-9477

King George County Museum and Research Center

9483 Kings Highway, P. O. Box 424, King George, V

A 22485 (540) 775-9477

Essex County


The Essex County Museum and Historical Society

218 Water Lane, P. O. Box 404, Tappahannock,

VA 22560. (804) 443-4690