Essex County Museum and Historical Society, Tappahannock

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Essex and its county seat Tappahannock lie on the beautiful Rappahannock River in Virginia's Middle Peninsula. The Essex County Museum, founded in 1996, and the Essex County Historical Society joined forces in 2006 to celebrate the heritage of the town, county, river and its people. Exhibits include pre-historic through modern displays of life in Essex.
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  • A small but interesting musseum, a great place to learn the history of Essex county they have a nice gift shop and a friendly staff  more »
  • Well organized little museum with lots of interesting exhibits and a nice selection of books and crafts related to the local area for sale in the shop area. Well worth a visit!  more »
  • Impressive museum. Professionally done and made the most of a small space. The docent was friendly and helpful.
  • Essex County history told in a very interesting way. I learn something new every time I go there

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