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Town Of Urbanna Museum

    Marina Pic  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.


    Phone: (804) 758-8181
    Address:130 Virginia Street, Urbanna, VA. 23175

    Hours of Operation
    • 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: Memorial Day 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.

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Holly Gailey
Town Administrator

45 Cross Street
Urbanna, VA 23175

Ph: (804) 758-2613
Fx: (804) 758-0389

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm


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