Visit Northumberland County

Visit for local events the day of your visit, like live music at the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, or the Corn Maze at the Northern Neck Farm Museum

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Family Fun       Three Day Weekend Getaways       Boat In      

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Heritage


Family Fun


Lunch: Cockrell’s Creek Deli

Afternoon:  Water Recreation  – Kayak/canoe/rental at Ingram Bay Marina

Dinner: Reedville Market or Crazy Crab

Stay: AirB&B/VRBO/Campground/Bay Motel/Ingram Bay


Morning: Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern (either Farmers Market or active guild demonstrations)

Lunch: Tavern Café

Afternoon: Northern Neck Farm Museum and/or Reedville Fishermen’s Museum/Cruise

Dinner: Dairy Barn/Ice Cream


Morning:  Hughlett’s Point NAP

Picnic lunch at Hughlett’s Point

Three Day Weekend Getaway


Stop at Northumberland County Visitors Center at Mosaics in Callao on the way into town for information on events, local theater, historic sites, on-water heritage tours, and historic district  walking tours.

Lunch: Tavern Café

Afternoon: Heritage Arts Center/Shopping Trail

Dinner: Reedville Market or Crazy Crab

Stay:  MaMargaret’s/ The Gables/EbbTide/GrandView B&B


Morning:  Heathsville Farmer’s Market/Walking Tour/Demonstrations

Lunch: Cockrell’s Creek Seafood & Deli

Afternoon:  Shopping Trail/Artisan Trail/Golf

Dinner: Reedville Market or Crazy Crab

Entertainment: Westmoreland Players


Early morning:  Callao Café – Washington Post or Richmond Times-Dispatch available at Food Lion

Relax with paper/church/walk

Morning/Afternoon: Kayaking at Ingram Bay or walking at Hughlett’s Point

Afternoon:  Wine tasting at Good Luck Cellars or visit Ditchley Cider Works

Dinner: KC’s Crabs & Cues – bring a cooler to buy seafood to take home!

Boat In

Check for Courtesy Car at Marina


Third Saturdays of the Month:   Heathsville Farmer’s Market  from 9 am 1 pm.

Lunch: At the Tavern in Heathsville

Afternoon:  Walking tour of Heathsville or Reedville

Dinner: Reedville Market/Crazy Crab

Ice Cream: Chitterchats


Tangier Island Cruise (10AM-4PM)

Dinner:  Reedville Market or Crazy Crab


Morning – On-water watermen’s heritage tour  to see oyster growing/tonging/harvesting.

Lunch: Newsome’s in Burgess

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Heritage

9:00 a.m.
Depart one of the Northern Neck’s delightful bed & breakfasts or country inns after breakfast and travel to Reedville to see this turn-of-the-century fishing village historic district. Visit the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum and its exhibits detailing the traditions of the working watermen and fishermen of the Chesapeake Bay. Also tour several boat restorations, including the replica of John Smith’s barge, “The Spirit of 1608”, a third generation working boatyard and the Walker House, a modest 1875 fisherman’s home. 804.453.6529

12:00 p.m.
Walk down Main Street to lunch at a casual waterfront setting, The Crazy Crab, located at 902 Main Street. 804.453.6789

1:30 p.m.
Option 1: Cruise aboard the skipjack Claude W. Somers from Reedville. Watch the crabbers in their traditional Chesapeake Bay workboats tending their crab pots and unloading their catch at a local crab house. Available during the season on various Saturdays so call for a reservation. 804.453.6529

Option 2: Tour The Gables, one of Reedville’s fine Victorian sea captain’s mansions, and learn how Captain Fisher built his stately home from bricks brought from England as ballast and how he included the mast of his favorite schooner into the construction. 859 Main Street, 804.453.5209 or

3:30 p.m.
Located on a low bluff at the end of the Yeocomico River, the historic village of Kinsale was established in 1706. It is the oldest colonial port town on the Virginia side of the Potomac River. Learn about the 1813 battle on Kinsale Creek and the many schooners that frequented the busy port at the Kinsale Museum located in a late 1800s barroom.  804.472.3001 or

For further information, contact the Northern Neck Tourism Commission at
804.333.1919 or Visit our web site or on Facebook

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