Richmond County is known as the gateway to the Northern Neck of Virginia, a peninsula surrounded by the waters of the Rappahannock and Potomac Rivers. Its history dates back over 300 years. The Northern Neck is the northernmost of three peninsulas or "necks," located on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. The region is rich in scenic beauty, with 1100 miles of shoreline containing beaches, marinas, old steamship wharfs and small towns that date back to colonial times. Today, the area is dotted with farms, vineyards and spectacular weekend and year-round homes.
Originally explored by Capt. John Smith in 1607-1608, Richmond County was finally settled in 1640. Forestry and farming continue to be the backbone of the local economy. This tour features 6 private homes and gardens, featuring a mix of historic properties and one newer home constructed on the original site of an old waterfront cottage; all in a beautiful, rural setting. Highlights include a house constructed from two older homes that the family disassembled and then reassembled on the original site.
This is not a walking tour, but is conducive to bus groups.
Admission Fee: FULL TICKET: $30, day of tour; $25, if purchased in advance
Last Updated: 3/11/2014 12:01 PM