Urbanna Visitors Center and Museum


Hours:
The Museum is open on Friday from 11:00-4:00, Saturday 11:00-4:00 and Sunday 1:00-4:00 until April 29, 2018. Beginning May 3, 2018, the Museum hours are: Thursday 12:00-4:00, Friday 11:00-4:00, Saturday 11:00-4:00 and Sunday 1:00-4:00. Winter Hours will be determined. Please call the Town Hall. Upon request, the Museum can be opened for groups or special presentations. Please call (804)758-2613 for scheduling.

Member of Trail Networks:
River to Bay Artisan Trail (site #91)
Virginia Oyster Trail

Professional Distinction: Exhibition

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The Museum houses the 1755 John Mitchell Map, one of the earliest maps drawn of the 13 Colonies of America. This map was used to negotiate the treaties between Britain and the United States that ended the Revolutionary War. Early colonial towns, Indian territories and detailed topography, bring to life the earliest descriptions of what would become the United States.


The 1766, James Mills Scottish Factor Store, is one of only two structures remaining in the United States exemplifying the colonial trade pattern of exchanging tobacco for various items imported from Europe. During the 18th century, in an era when paper money and coins were almost non-existent, tobacco growers brought their crop to the factor store where they could trade it for finished goods. The tobacco was stored in hogsheads weighing over 1,000 pounds when filled and was housed in warehouses where they sat until ships from England picked them up.



Contact:

Town of Urbanna

Phone:
804-758-2613

Email:
visiturbanna@urbannava.gov

Address:
140 Virginia St
Urbanna, VA 23175


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Virginia Commission for The Arts
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