Besides offering a wealth of information about visitor amenities in Urbanna, the visitor’s center is also a museum, housing local history exhibits that tell the story of Urbanna, its people, its connection to the water and the land. Experience the John Mitchell Map of the Colonial United States and how the Oyster is king in Urbanna. You’ll find a gift shop offering a variety of items to remind you of your visit to Virginia’s Colonial Port Town.
The building, itself, is a valuable piece of history, being the only Scottish Factor Store (circa 1765?) left standing in North America. The Mitchell Map, proudly displayed inside, is also a valuable rarity owned by the Town. This is the first edition, 3rd impression of the map called "The most important map in the U.S," published and printed in 1755.
The Visitors Center, which is open on the following dates and hours, can be your guide to discovering Historic Urbanna and the Rivah Country of Middlesex County.
May – 1st Weekend in November:
Thursday- Saturdays – 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m ; Sundays 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Please note we will be open special extended hours for the following events:
July 4th Celebrations
Founder’s Day/Labor Day Weekend
Urbanna Oyster Festival
Christmas House Tour
Check back for expanded operating hours
The museum is open by appointment for group visits year-round. Please contact the Town Office (804) 758-2613 to schedule a visit.
Please note that parking is very limited at the museum and visitors are encouraged to park downtown and walk the ½ block to the museum. Handicapped parking is available at the museum.