Chesapeake Bay Virginia

Historic Christ Church - Resting in Virginia's historic Northern Neck, Christ Church offers visitors a rare look at a virtually unchanged colonial church. From the details of its exquisite brickwork, to the captivating simplicity of its interior, come discover why many believe Christ Church to be the greatest colonial church in America.

George Washington Birthplace National Monumnet - George Washington was born on his father's Pope Creek tobacco farm on February 22, 1732. When George was 3 1/2, his father took his family to live at Mount Vernon. In 1779 the home where Washington was born burned. A Memorial House was built near the spot in 1930. Today the National Park Service operates a colonial farm where costumed interpreters recreate the sights, sounds and smells of 18th century plantation life.

Reedville Fisherman's Museum - Dedicated to preserving the heritage of the maritime history of the Virginia Chesapeake Bay area and the watermen who have traded here for hundreds of years through exhibits, pictures and more.

Gloucester Museum of History - A great place to learn about the history of Gloucester. Housed in the Botetourt Building, which is one of the largest, as well as one of the few brick taverns surviving from the pre-Revolutionary period.

Northern Neck Farm Museum - Shows visitors the story of the Northern Neck farmer and engages them in understanding the many contributions that the unique lifestyle of agriculture has contributed to the nation.

Westmoreland Berry Farm and Orchard - Offers relaxing and beautiful nature hikes, farm animals, picnics, and beautiful orchards and gardens all around.

Port Kinsale Marina - A full-service Marina, Campground, Restaurant and Bed and Breakfast offering you a Great Place for your Boat, RV and Family!

Stratford Hall - One of the great houses of American history. Its magnificent setting above the Potomac River and its bold architectural style set it apart from any other house, but its highest fascination is the family of patriots who lived there. The Plantation is still managed as a farm today on 1,670 of its original acres!

Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library - Established in 1958 as a museum honoring the mother of the father of our country. The Mary Ball Washington Museum recaptures the history of the people who have lived here and shares the unique history.

Kilmarnock Antique Gallery - Offers each room of the gallery is filled with many items with a special touch of elegance.

Steam Boat Era Museum - Exists for the enjoyment, education, and economics of the area during that time. Come and learn through exhibits and stories the history of a fascinating era.

Essex County Museum - Essex and its county seat Tappahannock lie on the beautiful Rappahannock River in Virginia's Middle Peninsula. The Essex County Museum celebrates the heritage of the town, county, river and its people. Exhibits include pre-historic through modern displays of life in Essex.

Ingleside Plantation Vineyards - Built in 1834 and includes over 50 acres of vineyards and winery. Gently rolling countryside leads down to the Rappahannock River. Tours and tastings, museum, which displays artifacts of several different Native American tribes, special events, enclosed pavilion, courtyard, picnic area and more.

Tangier Rappahannock Cruises - Specializing in cruises to Tangier Island on the Chesapeake Bay, and two cruises on the Rappahannock River, one from Tappahannock to Ingleside Winery and the other on a vintage Paddle Wheel boat.

Daisey's Dockside Scenic Cruises - Explore remote areas of Assateague Island where the world famous ponies live. Tours feature views of the world-famous ponies, dolphins, and an abundant bird population in their native habitat.

Northern Neck Heritage Tours - Be entertained with a colorful, narrated tour of Virginia's Northern Neck. Historical, cultural and ecological tours with just the right balance of education and recreation for groups of all sizes. And best of all, tours are customized so that you get just what you are looking for.