Completed in 1735, this Virginia historical landmark is the best preserved of Colonial Virginia’s Anglican parish churches. The Christ Church features history of the church and Robert “King” Carter. Ride one of our complimentary bikes to the church or inquire about resort transportation. Advance tour appointments are recommended.
Created to preserve, educate and interpret the era of the steamboats that plied the waters of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Theater, interactive video stations, dioramas, artifacts, models, paintings, photos and gift shop. Please inquire about custom Steamboat Museum tours with the Tides Inn Activities team.
Built in the 1730’s, Stratford Hall was the birthplace of Robert E. Lee and home of the only two brothers to sign the Declaration of Independence, Richard Henry and Francis Lightfoot Lee. Visit the Great House, the Mill and the rare Miocene Cliffs formation, found in only three other places in the world.
Northumberland County Historical Site
Founded to preserve the 1844 Old Jail and known as one of many Virginia’s historic sites. Ball Memorial Library and Museum next door includes genealogy and local history library, meeting rooms and an upstairs museum.
Museum at Colonial Beach
Operated by Colonial Beach Historical Society. It traces the town’s history from Captain John Smith in 1608 to the present.
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Northern Neck of Virginia Historical Society
Collects, preserves, and disseminates information and material of every nature relating to the history, antiquities, and literature of the Counties of Northumberland, Lancaster, Westmoreland, Stafford, Richmond, and King George.
Reedville Fishermen’s Museum
The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum is dedicated to preserving the heritage of the fishermen and watermen of Virginia’s Northern Neck and the Chesapeake Bay. Sail on our historic skipjack.
Northern Neck Farm Museum
From washing machines, to tractors, sawmills and windmills, explore it all at the Northern Neck Farm Museum featuring educational exhibits on Northern Neck Agriculture.
Morattico Waterfront Museum
Housed in the 1901 Morattico General Store building with views of the Rappahannock River and Lancaster Creek. Exhibits on the cultural history of a working watermen’s village.
Home of Declaration of Independence signer Francis Lightfoot Lee circa 1769 and visitors center depicting architectural conservation. Hike trails to Cat Point Creek through a 325-acre wildlife refuge.
Kinsale Foundation and Museum
Kinsale Museum chronicles life in a vibrant port. Enjoy a walking tour of Kinsale’s historic district.
Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library
Named in honor of Lancaster native and mother of George Washington, this museum features local history exhibits in the old jail, clerk’s office, and Lancaster House, and features an extensive genealogy research collection.
King George Museum
Named for King George I, the county was split off from Richmond County and formed in 1721. The museum and research center are located in an old jail.
King George, Virginia
Exhibits of business and commerce of Kilmarnock. This Virginia historic site recalls the early days of the bustling town, first known as Steptoe’s Ordinary, settled in 1719.
George Washington Birthplace National Monument
The historic core of the Washington family plantation on which George Washington, our first president, was born. Administered by the National Park Service.
Colonial Beach, Virginia
Essex County Museum and Historical Society
Located in the Tappahannock district, exhibits feature Rappahannock Indian and Colonial memorabilia, historic Rappahannock River steamboats and archives of family papers.
Richmond County Museum
Located in an 1872 jailhouse, the museum tells the story of rural Richmond County through exhibits, events and programs.
There are many historic sites within close proximity to the resort. We would enjoy helping plan your history tour. Please contact Concierge@TidesInn.com.