Come and see our new exhibit featuring Old Cape Charles, including African-American businesses from the past, with pictures and artifacts from our collections.
This engine and generator supplied power to the town and local area during periods of peak demand from 1947 until the mid-1980s.
An extensive model collection of Chesapeake Bay ferries and steamboats from the mid-19th Century until the opening of the Bridge-Tunnel.
Photographs and artifacts depicting the extensive history of Cape Charles, the railroad and the ferry service across the Bay to Norfolk. Also, see a videos related to the Chesapeake Bay impact crater and core samples taken during its investigation.
We are normally open from May through November.
Monday through Friday - 10:00am to 2:00pm.
Saturday - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday - 1:00pm to 5:00pm.
Our locomotive and freight cars were donated to the museum at the closure of the Cape Charles rail yard. Moving them to our site strained our finances in 2019, and now we have to begin their restoration. Meanwhile, we receive, archive and display many artifacts related to the history of Cape Charles, as well as maintain an extensive library of historical photographs. Please consider a donation to help us continue to preserve the history of this historic Eastern Shore town..
Photos of the Cape Charles Museum, Bloxom Railway Station, The Jetty House, and Train cars copyright Ron Wrucke, Eastern Shore Imaging
All other images are by Museum staff and volunteers, archival, or public domain. Please credit the Cape Charles Historical Society as source. Thank you!