Eastern Shore Heritage Trail
9. Locustville Academy
Locustville Academy at 28055 Drummondtown Road was a
two-room schoolhouse built in 1859. It’s now a museum and is
the only schoolhouse to maintain its original character and
educational purpose on the Shore. Call to see this wonderful
collection of 19th century schoolhouse memorabilia
10. Barrier Island Center
Housed in an historic almshouse on an 18 acre
farm, the Barrier Islands Center offers visitors a
glimpse at the lives of those who once called the
Virginia Barrier Islands home. On Rt. 13, in
12. Cape Charles Museum and Welcome Center
A visit to the museum takes you on a journey
through Cape Charles history from the Chesapeake
Bay crater formed 35 million years ago to present
day. Exhibits include ship and train models, and the
original diesel engine and generator from the
building’s power plant origin. Open late April into
November. Rt. 13 to Rt. 184 for 1.8 miles.
4. Museum of Chincoteague
Experience the rich history of Chincoteague Island
and the waters around it. Home of the original
19th century 1st order Fresnel lens from the
Assateague Lighthouse. Open Memorial Day to
Labor Day. See our website for off season
hours. Located at 7125 Maddox Blvd.
Phone: (757) 336-6117
1. Delmarva Discovery Center
The Center serves as a source of learning and
discovery for the public through the preservation
and interpretation of its cultural and natural
heritage. Live animals. Open Memorial Day to Labor
Day. See our website for off season hours. 2
Market St., Pocomoke City, MD
5. Eastern Shore Railway Museum
Discover the history of the railroad on the
Delmarva peninsula since the mid-1800’s. Open
April 1 to Nov. 30. Will also open by appointment.
The museum is located on Dunne Ave. off Rt. 176
7. Eastern Shore Public Library
The Eastern Shore Public Library is a necessary
destination for research in local history and
genealogy. The library is open year a round.
23610 Front Street, Accomac, VA
2. Saxis Island Museum
A visit to Saxis Island will take you back to a time
when the Chesapeake Bay was full of crabbers,
fishermen, oystermen and buy boats. The Saxis
Island Museum is working to preserve the legacy of
the Saxis watermen and the history of the town of
Saxis. Open Year Round.
8. Ker Place Museum
Ker Place is home to the Eastern Shore of Virginia
Historical Society. The 18th century Federal style
mansion serves as a museum representing Shore
history and the life of the Ker family.
8. Eastern Shore Watermen's Museum &
The mission of the Watermen's Heritage
Foundation of Virginia's Eastern Shore is to
preserve the history, celebrate the present and
encourage the future for the Watermen of
Virginia's Eastern Shore.
Celebrate the history and culture of the Eastern Shore with this History Trail. Museums will be open on Friday, April 25,
2014, the day before the Eastern Shore's Garden Tour, for you to see all the sights and sounds the Shore has to offer.
Admission is free for this one day event unless otherwise noted. To ensure a smooth visit, please call ahead.
11. Eastville Court Green Historic District Exhibit
The Court Green Historic District Exhibit affords visitors the
opportunity to examine the 300 years history of three Court
Green buildings: the 1731 Courthouse, the Clerk’s Office
which dates between the second half of the 18th Debtors’
Prison. This historically significant story of the Court Green
is told through exhibits that include period pieces, artifacts,
text and photographs. The Exhibit is located in the front of
the 1899 Courthouse and is open weekdays and on
weekends with special arrangements. The sponsor for the
Exhibit is the Northampton Historic Preservation Society.
The Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society
Serving You Since 1957