Spend a day on the Middle Peninsula – a weekend or a full week, if you wish – and you can explore centuries of history. From museums to ruins, historic bed and breakfasts and waterways Captain John Smith himself sailed through, the Middle Peninsula is filled with the history not only of a region, but of a nation.
The ruins of the once great home to one of Virginia’s most important families. Destroyed by a fire in 1916, only the frame, cellars, and one wall remain making Rosewell one of the most interesting examples of history gone awry.
Housed in one of the few surviving brick taverns in the area, the Gloucester Museum of History features two floors of displays on Gloucester’s role in the American Revolution, Civil War, and much more.
Founded by Robert Tyndall in 1608, Tyndall’s Point was the first mapped location in the area that would later become known as Gloucester. Numerous forts remain on-site that were built in case of war with Holland in the 17th century and later used in the American Revolution.
Beautiful colonial-era mansion built in 1642 by George Washington’s great-great-grandfather. With a blend of antique and modern tastes, Warner Hall is the perfect place to take a vacation getaway and experience Virginia history firsthand.
As reported in a Virginia newspaper, “The King and Queen Courthouse Tavern Museum is a Real Gem…located in a Middle Peninsula county with a lot of rural charm.” The out-of-the-way location easily evokes the past that the Museum is preserving.
The 3rd oldest lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay and the 10th oldest lighthouse in the United States.
The COVID-19 crisis sweeping the world has wrought unprecedented challenges to the businesses on the Middle Peninsula. But you know what Middle Peninsula businesses have a seemingly never-ending supply of?…