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Essex County Museum and Historical Society

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Nice small local resource

Well organized little museum with lots of interesting exhibits and a nice selection of books and... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Tappahannock, Virginia
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Excellent small town museum

The history of Essex and surrounding areas is well presented in a logical order. Other exhibits... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
Tappahannock, Virginia
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
218 S Water Lane, Tappahannock, VA 22560
+1 804-443-4690
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

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!

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

The history of Essex and surrounding areas is well presented in a logical order. Other exhibits pique the interest of historians and visitors.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Jricks41
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Popped into this lovely little museum by chance only to discover loads of local history laid out in beautiful displays. Learn about the paddle steamer and a guy how got stung but a barb of a sting ray. Lots to see and a neat little...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank 854DP
Reviewed 22 June 2017

This lovely little museum has an array of exhibits that cover life along the Rappahannock River from prehistoric times through mid-20th century. There are some beautiful antique clothes on display and the other exhibits are very well constructed. Volunteer docent staff is very friendly.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank ChamplainGirl
Reviewed 16 November 2016

For a small museum this is filled with information. Many items which have been donated by local residents touch not only history of the donating families but that of the region and state (even a little national). There are exhibits which showcase history of multiple...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank E R
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The town of Tappahannock dates back to the 1600's and has seen a lot of history in its day. Revolutionary War heroes and civil war soldiers not to mention the War of 1812. This small town museum packs a huge amount of local history into...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

This is a small museum but the information is presented in a way to be very interesting and informative. The workers are very willing to answer questions. There is also a small gift shop with great books about the area for sale as well as...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank dtcslp
Reviewed 27 June 2016

My husband and I both serve as docents in this little museum, so that is my full disclosure. However, after years of working there, most visitors are astonished by the quality and quantity of our exhibits. Some are permanent, others change. We have an excellent...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank BarbFVA
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Will be going back to spend more time reading all the material that is posted. Lots of displays and a nice little shop to purchase souvenirs.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Brian22560
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Very iteresting over view of Tappahannock Back when it first became a town .Lots of History about the growth and settlment of the town

Date of experience: July 2015
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