Chesapeake Bay Art & Culture

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Why You Need to Visit the Objects, Art and More Gallery

There are so many reasons to visit our storybook resort town of Irvington, Virginia, on the scenic waterfront. Foodies flock here for the fresh oysters, history buffs get to travel back in time at numerous museums, and nature lovers can get their fill of gorgeous views among the flora and fauna. If you’re a fan …

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Oysters on the half shell

How to Get an Authentic Virginia Watermen Experience

If you’ve ever visited the Chesapeake Bay, you’ve likely indulged in our famously fresh and delicious seafood. However, have you ever thought about the work that went into it before the oysters or fish made it to your taste buds? It’s even less likely that you pondered the history of the Chesapeake Bay, its beautiful …

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Your Guide to the Spectacular Shows by the Westmoreland Players

Get your hands ready for a round of applause if you plan to check out a performance by the Westmoreland Players! This talented bunch of amateur actors and volunteers provide the Northern Neck with some exceptional entertainment throughout the year. Don’t miss out on all the fun! Read through our blog and prepare yourself for …

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Dive Into a World of History at the Morattico Waterfront Museum

Are you interested in learning about the life and influence of watermen along the Rappahannock River and the Chesapeake Bay? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Your next step after reading our guide is to visit the Morattico Waterfront Museum! This attraction is perfect for history buffs, and it’s only a short drive away …

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People applauding after a performance at the Lancaster Players Playhouse

Everything You Need to Know About the Lancaster Players Playhouse

Whether you’re a fan of the arts or you’re simply looking for a fun, rainy-day activity, you’re welcome to catch a show at the Lancaster Players Playhouse. This local theater is only a few minutes away from the Hope and Glory Inn and puts on some impressive performances for locals and visitors alike on the …

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3 of the Best Reasons to Check out the Historic Christ Church & Museum in Weems, VA

How often do you get to explore a structure that has been virtually unchanged for over 250 years? The Historic Christ Church & Museum in Weems, VA, allows you to do precisely that! This extraordinary building has stood tall on the Northern Neck since 1735, offering a haven for history and fascination. It’s only a …

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The Dog and Oyster Vineyard on the Artisan Trail

3 Reasons You Need to Visit the Northern Neck Artisan Trail

Visitors to Irvington, Virginia, can embark on numerous exciting activities in the area, from enjoying boat cruises and visiting historical sites to indulging in local cuisine. One of our favorite activities to recommend is exploring the Northern Neck Artisan Trail. This extensive group of artists, farmers, and wineries offers travelers insight into our incredible local …

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3 of the Best Reasons to Visit the Deltaville Maritime Museum

Did you know that Deltaville, Virginia, was once considered the “Boat Building Capital of the Chesapeake Bay?” Today, we can thank a group of local volunteers for keeping this incredible history alive at the Deltaville Maritime Museum. When you visit the museum, you’re embarking on a voyage, and the destination is fascination. You’ll see a …

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3 of the Best Things to Do at the Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library

Do you know where the name for the Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library came from? The mother of our first United States president, of course! She was born eight miles away from this historic complex, also known as the Lancaster Virginia Historical Society. Today, you can visit the museum and open your mind to …

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Everything You Need to Know About the Northern Neck Orchestra

If you like classical music, you’ll love the Northern Neck Orchestra! They’ve been bringing exceptional performances to Kilmarnock since 1991, and each one is better than the last. Their symphony of sounds is enough to take your breath away and leave you in awe. Make sure you don’t miss out this year when they perform …

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