Northumberland County

A vibrant and diverse community spanning the Northern Neck of Virginia

Northumberland County, nestled in the heart of the Commonwealth of Virginia, invites you to embark on a journey through its captivating blend of history, natural splendor, and cultural treasures. Here’s a glimpse of what awaits you in this enchanting region:


Historic Landmarks: Explore the county’s rich historical heritage through its numerous landmarks and sites. From colonial-era plantations like Stratford Hall to the iconic Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, Historical Site & Museum in Heathsville. History buffs will find themselves immersed in the stories of the past. Visit historic Reedville with the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum to Callao from one end of the County. Take a road trip, visit a brewery, hitch a ride on a boat – Callao has it all!
Waterfront Wonders: With its prime location along the Chesapeake Bay and Potomac River, Northumberland County boasts breathtaking waterfront vistas and opportunities for aquatic adventures. Whether it’s sailing, fishing, or simply soaking in the serene beauty of the shoreline, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Outdoor Recreation: Nature enthusiasts will delight in the county’s abundance of outdoor recreational activities. Hike through lush forests, paddle along winding waterways, or birdwatch in tranquil marshlands. Northumberland County offers a pristine playground for those seeking to connect with the great outdoors.
Culinary Delights: Indulge your taste buds with the flavors of the region, where fresh seafood and farm-to-table cuisine take center stage. From quaint waterfront cafes to upscale dining establishments, savor the bounty of locally sourced ingredients that showcase the vibrant culinary scene of Northumberland County.
Art and Culture: Immerse yourself in the vibrant arts and culture scene that thrives in Northumberland County. Explore galleries showcasing local talent, attend live performances at historic theaters, or participate in community events that celebrate the creativity and diversity of the region.
Quaint Villages and Charming Towns: Wander through picturesque villages and charming towns that exude small-town charm and hospitality. Discover quaint shops, cozy bed and breakfasts, and friendly locals eager to share their love for Northumberland County with visitors.
Events and Festivals: Throughout the year, Northumberland County hosts various events and festivals that showcase its unique character and heritage. From oyster roasts and wine tastings to historical reenactments and cultural celebrations, there’s always something exciting happening in this vibrant community.
Whether you’re drawn to its storied past, scenic landscapes, or vibrant cultural scene, Northumberland County offers a truly unforgettable experience for visitors seeking to explore the treasures of Virginia’s Northern Neck.
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Upcoming Events

Music in the Park

March 14, 2023

2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
National Music Gallery

Yoga Retreat & Pilates

March 16, 2023

9:00 am – 11:00 am
Divi Park

Cultural Celebration

March 18, 2023

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
SC Museum


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Members Annual Meeting

Save the date of Tuesday, December 3, 2019 for this year's Members Annual Meeting and Dinner. Invitations were mailed so keep an eye out for it and place your reservations soon. Our meeting and dinner this year will be held at the Horn Harbor Restaurant in Burgess.

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