The Middlesex County Museum & Historical Society is a journey through everyday life going back through the 19th century — and beyond. Get up close with artifacts that include prehistoric whale bones and shark teeth and Native American arrow points. Celebrate the county’s military heritage with exhibits featuring soldiers going back to the Civil War as well as Lt. Gen. Chesty Puller, the most decorated Marine in Corps history.

Imagine yourself wearing the clothes of the 19th and early 20th centuries that are on display and “shop” for goods in the large selection of General Store merchandise.

Learn about Civil Rights pioneer Irene Morgan and see her Medal of Freedom that’s on display. For map lovers, find an extensive selection of historical maps for cartographic exploration.

In addition to the main museum, a short walk away is the Historic Clerk’s Office that is housed in the original 1852 Middlesex County Clerk’s office building. The exhibit explores a typical court day in old Middlesex and traces 200 years of county history through historical documents, many hid from marauding Union forces in 1863 through the foresight of County Clerk P.T. Woodward.

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Books Available at the Middlesex Museum

Books available on Middlesex County history at the Middlesex Museum.

A Good Eye for Colonial Real Estate: James Mills, how to get noticed in Colonial Times

A Good Eye for Colonial Real Estate: James Mills, how to get noticed in Colonial Times.

“The Hail-Storm: John Dabney in Virginia.”

Join us for a screening of a documentary film on Virginia culinary legend John Dabney – “The Hail-Storm: John Dabney in Virginia.” Sunday, March 11, 2018.


Stained Glass artisan Al Langer has created a beautiful tribute to “The Rivah Life” that is part of the historical heritage of Middlesex County. Measuring 19 inches...