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

Phone: 757-787-7480
Email: reigerbg@verizon.net
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 Machipongo.

Phone: 757-678-5550
Email: barrierislandcenter@live.com
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.

Phone: 757-331-1008
Email: ccmuseum@hughes.net
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
Email: chincoteaguemuseum@verizon.net
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

Phone: 410-957-9933
Email: contact@delmarvadiscoverycenter.org
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 in Parksley.

Phone: 757-665-7245
Email: esrm2@aol.com
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.

Phone: 757-824-4080
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.

Email: events@shorehistory.org
8. Eastern Shore Watermen's Museum & Research Center

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.

3. Francis Makemie Society

The Franics Makemie Society was created to preserve the burial site of the Rev. Francis Makemie and to promote the life of the founder of the Presbyterian Religion in America.

Phone: 703-528-9800
Email: info@francismakemiesociety.org
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.

Email: nhps@outlook.com
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