Irvington has much to offer. One may observe osprey, eagles and herons nesting and hunting along Carter’s Creek; watch sailboats racing; gather locally grown flowers, vegetables, and folk art from the town’s award-winning Farmers Market; dine on fresh fish, savor Rappahannock River oysters; feast on famous Chesapeake Bay blue crabs; sample medal-winning wines from the village vineyard; learn the importance of the steamboat by touring the Steamboat Era Museum – conveniently located next to the town’s Commons.

Shop, dine and enjoy homemade ice cream right in the center of the welcoming town. Stay at one of two nationally recognized inns or nearby B&B’s, charter a local fishing or tour boat, see beautiful creekside homes, gardens and gorgeous sunsets; take sailing lessons from one of the East Coast’s premier sailing schools; or play golf on two championship golf courses. There’s even more – visit numerous boutique shops, galleries and antique stores; take a free trolley ride (May – September) to nearby Kilmarnock and White Stone or drive to these delightful towns that are less than five minutes away.

Coming by boat? Irvington makes it easy. Carter’s Creek enjoys deep and protected waters and has several marinas offering transient slip rentals for boats of almost any size draft. National and local racing events are hosted by the local yacht club, which offers reciprocal privileges to many sailing clubs up and down Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic seaboard. One of the largest Cape Dory Typhoon fleets in the world is moored in Irvington. Come for a day, a week or more and you will want to return often. Irvington’s “rivah” lifestyle and its bay, river and creek breezes are always refreshingly addictive! Yes, historic Irvington has it all and beckons you to visit soon to experience this special town.

Area Highlights

The Tides Inn

  • 480 King Carter Dr

Discover timeless traditions and Southern hospitality at the Tides Inn, located on the picturesque peninsula of Irvington…

The Dog and Oyster Micro Vineyard

  • 65 Tavern Road

The quirky name, The Dog and Oyster, was created to honor the rescue dogs that rescue the grapes from deer and other grape lovers…

Irvington Farmers' Market

  • Irvington Commons

Old-fashioned open-air market featuring local produce, fruit, herbs, flowers, plants, farm to table food items, baked goods, art…

Steamboat Era Museum

  • 156 King Carter Drive

A collection of artifacts and information pertaining to the romantic Steamboat era of Virginia's tidewater. Exhibits include…

Historic Christ Church & Museum

  • Historic Christ Church

Commissioned by Robert “King” Carter and completed in 1735, Christ Church is the finest and best preserved parish church from…

Good Luck Cellars

  • 1025 Good Luck Road

Our winery was devastated by a tornado last August but excited that restoration is nearly complete. We have indoor and outdoor…