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Cape Charles Museum & Welcome Center
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Museum features local history -- steamers, railroad , ferries, town life. A Smithsonian Water Ways exhibit from Sept 2 - Oct 15 2017.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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.

2  Thank Bonnie E
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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!

Thank blkreign30
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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.

1  Thank Paul_from_VA
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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.

1  Thank bk_essence
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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!

1  Thank cvwood
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