Mathews is located in the Chesapeake Bay region of Virginia, on the eastern tip of the Middle Peninsula. A Historic Maritime Community, visitors can expect to encounter significant buildings, homes, and churches still in use today. 

  • Region: Chesapeake Bay
    Locality Mathews
  • Mathews County Visitor & Information Center
  • 239 Main Street
    Mathews, VA, 23109
  • (804) 725-4229

Mathews, Virginia

History buffs can find an abundance of colonial and Civil War sites to explore in Mathews. The Mathews Court House Square is a collection of 18-century and 19th-century buildings along with an active historical society. Its close proximitey to Virginia's Historic Triange -- Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown -- offers additional incentive to visit this coastal community.

Visitors can take advantage of numerous self-guided trails as well as enjoy guided treks on the county's birding, bicycling and driving tours. 

Don't miss the serenity of the Bay. Visits Bethel Beach Natural Area Preserve and New Point Comfort Nature Preserve to appreciate the unspoiled ecosystem. Launch out to also get a closer view of New Point Comfort Lighthouse - the third oldest still-standing lighthouse in the Chesapeake Bay. 

Things To Do

See All
of See All

Places To Stay

See All
of See All

Where To Dine

See All
of See All
  • Virginia Music

    Virginia is for Music Lovers
  • Get the Virginia Travel Guide

    2015 Travel Guide promo

    Order your Free Virginia Travel Guide.

     Order now button 

  • Travel Updates

    What's going on around Virginia? Subscribe to the Virginia eNews.