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

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

Essex County

The Essex County Museum and Historical Society

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

VA 22560. (804) 443-4690

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

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

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 

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