About Us

Steam railway engine and workers

Our Mission

Who we are and what we do

Cape Charles Colored Elementary School, Rosenwald

New Exhibitions

"Building a Community: the Cape Charles Elementary Rosenwald School" is on display until November 24th. Please join us. Group or school tours can be accommodated, please call (757) 607-6483 to schedule

Local History

Check it out!

Special Events

Farm Fresh eggs and greens

Farmers Market

The best of the Eastern Shore! Open May through October, with special holiday dates in November and December

Oyster Roast November 2018

Tickets on sale now!

Shrimp Boil 2019

Look for all of the tasty details  in March 2019!


Sign up to hear from us about our Spring Shrimp Boil, Autumn Oyster Roast, upcoming exhibitions, and special events.

Contact Us

Have a question or want further information? Drop us a line!

Better yet, come see us!

We love to share our history in person,  so please visit us during normal business hours.

Cape Charles Museum and Welcome Center

814 Randolph Avenue, Cape Charles, Virginia 23310, United States

(757) 331-1008



10:00 am – 2:00 pm


10:00 am – 2:00 pm


10:00 am – 2:00 pm


10:00 am – 2:00 pm


10:00 am – 2:00 pm


10:00 am – 5:00 pm


1:00 pm – 5:00 am

The Museum is closed for the winter, from December until April. Call (757) 607-6483 to make an appointment with our Director or one of our volunteers for artifact donation, archival work, or research.

Our Photographs

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!