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“Large collection of Cape Charles memorabilia” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cape Charles Museum & Welcome Center

Cape Charles Museum & Welcome Center
814 Randolph Ave, on Rt. 184, Cape Charles, VA 23310
+(1)757 442 2821
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Type: Museums
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Virginia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
39 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Large collection of Cape Charles memorabilia”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This is a very nice stop! A volunteer working there gave us lots of information about the region. Lots of displays about a variety of historical interests---indians, railroad, Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel! Worth the time to visit!

Visited October 2013
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Cape Charles, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Local History Gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The Cape Charles Museum is an exceptional collection of local history. It has everything from trains, to the clamming industry, local lore and more. They can give advise for lodging and restaurants. Do not miss this opportunity to learn about the history and culture of the lower eastern shore.

Visited September 2013
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Aylett, Virginia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Intersting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Had fun going "back in time" The host was very pleasant and informative. Had not idea it was an old power plant. Interesting articles and items from old trains.

Visited July 2013
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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“Don't miss this Treasure!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

On the road into the town of Cape Charles, one could almost miss the Cape Charles Museum & Welcome Center. Run by the Virginia Historical Soceity, the informative museum details the history of the town and has one of the original generators which was used to power the town. When my family and I visited, the museum operator even turned on the generator and allowed us to see how it operated. The museum has captured a much more productive period in the history of Cape Charles when trains and ferries ruled.

Overall, I would suggest visiting the museum to learn more about the area. The museum is free so be sure to leave a generous donation for the Virginia Historical Society!

Visited June 2013
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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“Small but interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

This is a great stop for a short history of the area.
The exhibit on the Arlington Plantation is a wonderful complement to a visit to the Custis Tombs. It gives the context you need to understand Arlington's place in Virginia's history.

Visited July 2013
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