Essex County Museum Shop

The Essex County Museum Shop operates on a mail order basis. Select your
item, download the order form and mail it to the address on the form with your
check or credit card information. We will expedite your order on receipt. Please
call 804-443-4690 to check order status. Thank you for visiting our store.
To order, download our order form, print it out, complete it and mail it to us.

This is a small selection of what our Museum Shop has to offer. Plan a visit to
Essex County and shop for gift items, local and Virginia History books, pewter,
food items and more. Payment methods: We accept Visa, MasterCard, and
Discover. We also accept checks made payable to Essex County Museum.


Historic Sites in Virginia's Northern Neck & Essex County
Thomas Wolf

$40.00 (Hard Cover)
$25.00 (Soft Cover)

Historic Sites in Virginia's Northern Neck and Essex County is an indispensible guide for those who have an active or potential interest in the rich history of the Northern Neck region of Virginia and its historic sites. This six-county Tidewater region includes the birthplaces of George Washington, James Madison, James Monroe, and Robert E. Lee. The guide includes a brief history of the region beginning with the exploratory voyages of Captain John Smith up the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers in 1608, and his encounters with various local Native American tribes.

The 460 historic sites described here range from grand plantations such as Stratford Hall, to the modest early homes of middling planters, to early churches, schools, and courthouses. Most of these sites still exist, but some "lost" sites are also included because of their historical significance, and as reminders of the continuing need for active preservation efforts. The book contains 445 photos together with 36 maps showing the location of these historic sites. The general cutoff date for inclusion was the Civil War, but the guide contains descriptions of some later sites as well, including many early African American schools and churches, and important sites involving the steamboat and fishing industries.



Settlers, Southerners, Americans: The History of Essex County, Virginia

by James B. Slaughter


Settlers, Southerner, Americans captures the history of Essex County “from the Indians of the 1600s to today’s thriving rural community. Our county has undergone nearly all of the great trials and transitions of our nation: frontier wars and revolution, slavery and civil war, reconstruction, depression, and rapid modernization.”


To the Color: Essex County, Virginia Veterans Tell Their Stories
Anita Harrower and Gordon Harrower.


To the Color is a collection of “snapshots” of veterans who entered their
military service from Essex or have “come here” sometime after service.
These stories reflect the experiences of combat, the growth, futures and
pride of our veterans in having served.
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