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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 The exhibit explores a typical court day in old Middlesex and traces 200 years of county history through historical documents, many hidden from marauding Union forces in 1863 through the foresight of County Clerk P.T. Woodward.

Latest News

Strong Men and Women in Virginia History Exhibit Coming to Middlesex

The Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society, Inc. is pleased to announce that it will host the 2019 Strong Men and Women in Virginia History traveling exhibition from October 2, 2019 through November 6, 2019.  Strong Men and Women in Virginia History recognizes Virginia African Americans, past and present, who have made noteworthy and admirable contributions to the commonwealth. This exhibition from the Library of Virginia is made possible with support from Dominion Energy.

The Mystery of Fossils

Grady Frame will provide attendees to the Middlesex County Museum Visitor Center a free opportunity to see and learn more about fossils on Saturday, July 27 from 1 to 2 p.m

“Tuckahoe Plantation: What Can We Learn,” Presented by Addison Baker Thompson

The Middlesex County Museum & Historical Society is pleased to announce it will sponsor speaker Addison Baker Thompson, Resident Manager of Tuckahoe Plantation (1720), a home and working farm for nearly 300 years, as a guest speaker on Sunday, August 4 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Dozier’s Regatta Point Marina, located at 137 Neptune Lane in Deltaville.

Artists Wanted for “The Retrospective Art Show: The Art of Lost, Fading, Restored, or Preserved Architecture of Middlesex”

Calling all local artists! Arts in the Middle and the Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society invites you to participate in a special exhibit of art and history – “The Retrospective Art Show: The Art of Lost, Fading, Restored, or Preserved Architecture of Middlesex.”

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Middlesex Museum Physical Address

777 General Puller Highway
Saluda, VA 23149

Middlesex Museum Mailing Address

PO Box 121
Saluda, VA 23149