Gloucester Courthouse

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6509 Main Street
Gloucester, VA 23061
Region Chesapeake Bay
Locality Gloucester
Phone: (804) 693-3215
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This Civil War Trails site includes a Confederate Soldiers' monument and a monument honoring Union soldier, James Gardner, the only Gloucester County resident to receive the Medal of Honor. The 1766 courthouse, serving as the County seat, was the target of several Union raids. On one such occasion, the courthouse was vandalized and set ablaze. Furnishings at the nearby tavern were destroyed and used to fuel the fire; stores down Main Street were looted and were also set afire. A state certified visitor center is open 7 days a week. Hours: Mon-Sat 10 AM-4 PM; Sun 1-4 PM

Last Updated: 7/28/2011 9:38 AM
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