Cape Charles Museum & Welcome Center, Cape Charles

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As part of its mission, the Society collects and records memories of older residents and notable events, which can be listened to at the Museum. We welcome donations of documents, artifacts, postcards, etc related to the history of the area.

Twice each year the Historical Society holds fundraising events: a Low Country Shrimp Boil on the Saturday of Garden Week, the last weekend in April, and an Oyster Roast on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Tickets $30 for adults are available over the Internet by sending an email to Call the Museum for current information at 757-331-1008.

Cape Charles is readily accessible from the Norfolk - Virginia Beach area and from Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore.

Take U.S. 13 and follow signs to Cape Charles, about 10 miles north of the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Go west on State Route 184. The Museum is 1.8 miles from the intersection of Rt. 13 and Rt. 184, a tall brick building on the south (left) side of the road as you enter the town, just past the water tower.
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  • What a gem! I visited here with my three young children. They LOVED the trains and ferry models. I was surprised at the amount of information presented. I thought the artifacts were cool, too. This...  more »
  • Very interesting small museum with a wealth of information about the town's history. A working generator on site that the docent will start for you. I don't know the man's name who was on duty the...  more »
  • If you are looking for fresh cut Flowers, vegetables, gourmet baked goods! and browse through history, you can definitely find all this at the Cape Charles Farmers market and museum. Remember the holidays are just around the corner....😉😉
  • Neat place, loved the history and really enjoyed speaking to the staff.

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