The Gloucester County Museum of History is housed in the historic Botetourt Building, a pre-Revolutionary brick ordinary (tavern) built in 1770 at the county seat. Botetourt Towne, as it was called then, was named for Lord Botetourt, the first governor of Virginia. Permanent exhibits include Gloucester Archaeology; Civil and Revolutionary War displays; the Old Country Store with Post Office; and Memories of the Hotel Botetourt. Special exhibits change monthly. No admission fee, however donations are appreciated.
Open Monday thru Saturday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm; closed on Sunday. All other times by appointment.