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|Brief Description:||Located in Middlesex County on Mill Creek, just off the Chesapeake Bay in the heart of Deltaville, Virginia, the Museum and Park offer a unique opportunity to enjoy the "Boat Building " history of our area and the serenity of "river' life. Our mission is to protect and enhance the natural beauty of the area designated Holly Point and make it available for the enjoyment of our citizens and visitors to Middlesex County. The nature park includes opportunities for walking, birding and viewing wildlife along trails which have thriving native plants and nesting sites. The museum is devoted to the preservation of our County's vast maritime history and will provide educational experiences related to the maritime industry. Both the museum and the park are a place to study, to learn, and also to relax and enjoy the tranquility of this area.|
|Location / Directions:||
The museum and park are located on the Middle Peninsula of Virginia on Mill Creek in Deltaville, Virginia.
From Northern VA: Rt. 95 south past Fredericksburg to the Route 17 South exit at Massaponax. At the end of the exit ramp, turn right onto Route 1; go past the East Coast gas station and shopping center on the left. About a half-mile down the road, turn left at the light and go east on Route 17, past Port Royal, through Tappahannock. Outside of Tappahannock, Route 17 turns left; you should turn left on 17, stay on 17 to the Saluda exit at Route 33. Turn left at the Rt. 33 Saluda exit; stay on Route 33 east for about 15-20 miles, continuing on Route 33 to Deltaville. Going east on #33, take a right onto #660 (Jackson Creek Road) across from the Deltaville Convenience Center. The museum is the second driveway on the left.
From Richmond and Points South and West:
From NC, take 95 to 295 north and east around Richmond, then take 64 east toward Williamsburg
From Charlottesville and greater Richmond area, take Route 64 east toward Williamsburg.
|Physical Address:||Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park
287 Jackson Creek Road
Deltaville, VA 23043
|Mailing Address:||Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park
P.O. Box 466
Deltaville, VA 23043
|Visitor Phone:||(804) 776-7200|
The museum and park offer a wide variety of activities throughout the year kicking off in April and lasting until December. Museum exhibits focus on the maritime history of the town and the people who shaped these stories. Special events include a summer family boatbuilding week, arts camps and workshops and the annual Holly Point Art & Seafood Festival that takes place in October each year. Summer Farmers’ markets as well as the Groovin’ in the Park concert series are popular events. Numerous gardens tended by local volunteers are available for viewing and for pleasant walks.
|Operating Hours:||June through August: Tuesday-Friday 10-4 Sunday 1-4
September-May: Saturday 10-4 Sunday 1-4
The Park is open daily from dusk until dawn for walking on the nature trail, launching your canoe or kayak, enjoying a picnic or simply relaxing in the tranquil surroundings.
|Fees:||Recommended $5 donation for adults and children under 12 as well as members of the museum are always free.|
|Visitor Facilities:||Museum includes 38 waterfront acres on the of gardens, walking trails, the museum building as well as several outbuilding dedicated to boat building and nature exhibits. The Pier Walk links pier and the kayak launch and takes visitors out to where the boats undergoing restoration are on view. Boat access is available at the pier as well as at the kayak launch. There is a small gift shop on site.|
|Accessibility:||The museum parking restrooms are wheelchair accessible. A golf cart is available upon request to provide accessible guided tours of the grounds.|