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“Small but interesting” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cape Charles Museum & Welcome Center

Cape Charles Museum & Welcome Center
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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381 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
“Small but interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
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144 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Excellent small local attraction”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

This museum was began by local historical society. It tells the tale about the rise of Cape Charles due to trains and ferries. The docent kindly gave my group a brief overview of the museum and town history. He also powered up the old generator housed in the museum which greatly appealed to everyone, young and old. Also the outside grounds have interesting artifacts such as Jetty House, old train depot and tractor. They are working on restoring on railway car, so can only view outside currently. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Also they have books for local history for sale.

Visited June 2013
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D.C.
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great Local Museum!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is a great local museum with an incredible collection of historical information and items having to do with Cape Charles. The docents are very kind and knowledgeable. Also, there is great deal of information about the nearby marvel of engineering, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. Stop on the way into town and again one the way out!

Visited May 2013
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PA
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240 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“very nice local museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

Small local museum with many interesting local items. Now you need to realize that I love going to local museums so for me to see a WWII uniform along with the local soldier story, the old switchboard from a local motel, multiple things and explanations about the local working shipyard I was thrilled. Went in walked around for about 45 minutes. The lady overseeing the museum was very helpful showing me many of the things. Has a railroad engine engine, railways cars, and an old rail road waiting station complete with pot belly stove. Take a few minutes and walk back in time and visit this eclectic museum. This city has a working shipyard that relied on the railroad to ship products brought in by ship so has much information on this subject.

Visited May 2013
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