The Thomas James Store

Tidewater Virginia Historical Society Museum

The Thomas James Store is owned by the Mathews County Historical Society.  Built in 1820, it is one of the best preserved early stores in the South.  One of Colonial Williamsburg’s senior architects noted, “We’d kill to have a building in this kind of condition in our Historic Area!”  Moved back about one hundred feet around 1850 from its original … Read More

Tidewater Virginia Historical SocietyThe Thomas James Store

Steamboat Era Museum

Tidewater Virginia Historical Society Museum

http://www.steamboateramuseum.org/ (804) 438-6888 The influence of steamboats was as important to the Northern Neck and towns along the entire Chesapeake Bay as rail was to any other small town across the country. The steamboats provided an economic lifeline. The cities of Norfolk and, more predominately, Baltimore acted as gateways to the world beyond. The cities provided the markets, the towns … Read More

Tidewater Virginia Historical SocietySteamboat Era Museum

Stratford Hall

Tidewater Virginia Historical Society Historic House, Museum

483 Great House Road Stratford, VA 22558 Historic House Museum Northern Neck Open: March through December, 7 days a week, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. January-March 1, weekends & holidays & special events only. Admission cost: Adults (12 yrs. and up): $10.00 Adults (Groups of 20 or more, age 12 and up): $9.00 Seniors (60 and up), AAA members: $9.00 … Read More

Tidewater Virginia Historical SocietyStratford Hall

Mary Ball Washington Museum and Library

Tidewater Virginia Historical Society Museum

8346 Mary Ball Road P.O. Box 97 Lancaster VA 22503 Museum Wed-Fri 10:00-4:00; Library Tues-Fri 10:00-4:00, Sat 11:00-3:00; Closed January Recommended to call in advance to verify hours at 804-462-7280. Cost of Admission to the Museum $3; The Library has a $5 daily use fee. There is a Gift Shop on Site. The site is Not Handicap Accessible. Reference website: … Read More

Tidewater Virginia Historical SocietyMary Ball Washington Museum and Library