Museum celebrates the “Capital of Chesapeake Bay Boatbuilding,” with exhibits and hands-on projects for boat nuts. Nature Park includes several themed gardens, a nature trail punctuated with bronze wildlife sculptures, a 350-foot Pier walk on Jackson Creek and a living shoreline exhibit.
Good Luck Cellars has resurrected an old sand and gravel mine into a marvel of ecologic recovery: a vineyard and winery site of magical beauty and serenity. Come join us to celebrate hand crafted estate grown wines of superb quality.
The owners and staff at Hewick Plantation, work continuously to recreate the elegance of historic southern pageantry, and are committed to preserving this heritage, drawing upon Virginia’s best traditions to craft a truly unique and unforgettable day. Hewick is a premier destination for a small gathering or beautiful wedding.
Our unspoiled and unpretentious surroundings offer an atmosphere of relaxation; the perfect getaway from the hectic life of the city. Ingleside embraces the casual attitude and lifestyle of the Chesapeake Region. We invite you to experience our exceptional wines and indulge yourself in the rich history and beauty of Virginia’s Northern Neck.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Leukemia Cup Regatta is a thrilling series of sailing events that combines the joy of boating with the important task of raising money to cure cancer. Since its inception, The Leukemia Cup Regatta has raised millions of dollars for lifesaving research and patient services.
Our 2009 exhibit featuring workboats used by watermen opens in May. In the meantime, browse our permanent exhibits, or take part in a hands-on workshop or activity. This is the birthplace of the Spirit of 1608, the re-creation barge of John Smith’s Chesapeake Bay voyage.
Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern is the last surviving 1700s structure of its kind in Virginia's Northern Neck! The story of this tavern and its relationship to the development of Northumberland County and Virginia's Northern Neck reflects what happened in countless court house villages throughout Virginia and the nation.
Founded in 1692, Richmond County is located in the heart of the Northern Neck of Virginia, within one hour's drive of the city of Richmond, Virginia and within two hours drive of Washington D.C.. Throughout its existence, Farming, Fishing, and Forestry have formed the backbone of the county's economy.
River Birch Animal Farm is located on the Middle Peninsula just a few miles east of Urbanna on Rt. 33. It's open to the public and FREE, totally supported by the generous donations of our visitors. The farm is home to hundreds of animals but it's also a refuge for animals whose owners could no longer take care of them.
The Steamboat Era Museum tells the story of the steamboats and how they altered the lives of everyone along the Chesapeake Bay. From its grassroots inception in 1999 to its opening day in 2004, the museum has evolved to become a unique treasure for our local community and our visitors.
Stratford Hall Plantation, the birthplace of Robert E. Lee, is one of the great houses of American history. Open to visitors daily through December 23. Admission gate is open 9:30 am to 4 pm. Great House tours are on the hour, 10 am to 4 pm. The dining room serves lunch daily from 11 am to 3 pm. Closed New Year’s Eve and New Year's Day.
Award winning wines in the historic setting of Buena Vista Plantation, circa 1835, on Virginia's Northern Neck. The tasting room is housed in a former barn overlooking the manor home, outbuildings, vineyards and surrounding farmland. Take a step back in time and visit this peaceful setting while enjoying some of the Northern Neck's finest wine.
Built in 1769, Menokin was the home of Francis Lightfoot Lee. The ruins have been preserved as an educational site for architectural conservation, archaelogy and history. The property, part of the Rappahannock River Valley Nat’l Wildlife Refuge, is owned and managed by the Menokin Foundation.
The Irvington Town Commons features a gazebo, picnic areas, and playground and tennis courts. It is also the home of the Irvington Farmer's Market, open on the first Saturday of the month from May to November. A short walk through town offers boutique shopping, gourmet dining, the Steamboat Era Museum and many more attractions.
First settled in the mid 1600s, Kilmarnock was originally known as “The Crossroads.” Today, Kilmarnock is the location for a variety of unique events each year bringing entertainment to locals and visitors alike. Stroll down Kilmarnock’s Main Street to find numerous shops, restaurants, antique and art galleries.
One of America’s oldest & tiniest port towns is home to Virginia’s official oyster festival & a packed calendar of events. Stay in a Victorian mansion with modern comforts, eat oysters & crabs cooked every which way, walk on the waterfront, shop, sail, fish. A great place to spend the day!
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129 S. Main Street Kilmarnock, VA 22482 804-435-6092 www.tlcva.com
We have it all here in Lancaster County. Situated in the heart of the Northern Neck, with superb museums and galleries, venues for live entertainment, thrilling outdoor life, and award-winning amenities, Lancaster is the hub of all the Northern Neck offers.