Experience America's History in the Northern Neck
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
A recent story in The Tennessean by Vicki Stout,
"History Fills Virginia's Northern Neck," highlights the rich
colonial history of our region including three presidents who were
born here-- George Washington, James Madison, and James Monroe, and
General Robert E Lee's ancestral home, Stratford Hall, which is
open for tours.
For those wishing to research their own history, the Mary Bell
Washington Museum and Library (named for George's mother, a native
of Lancaster County) houses an extensive geneology collection.
Historic Christ Church, built in 1735, provides docent tours and a
look into the lifestyle of eighteenth-century settlers. The
Steamboat Era Museum, just down the road from the Tides, provides a
fascinating look at how steamboats affected the economy of the
Northern Neck and other towns along the Chesapeake Bay in the
nineteenth century. There are many more historic
sites and museums to explore within driving distance of the
resort. Our Activities Team can help plan your educational
excursion. With the Tides
Inn Family Vacation Package, a $75 credit can be used at the
Steamboat Era Museum and other local attractions.
One doesn't have to travel farther than Irvington to begin
experiencing America's rich history on the Northern Neck.