Collections

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 The exhibit explores a typical court day in old Middlesex and traces 200 years of county history through historical documents, many hidden from marauding Union forces in 1863 through the foresight of County Clerk P.T. Woodward.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

Join the Middlesex Museum for Finding our Past through Archaeology

You’re invited to join us in “Finding our Past through Archaeology,” a special event presented by The Fairfield Foundation on Sunday, September 23 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Dozier’s Regatta Point Marina located at 137 Neptune Lane in Deltaville, Virginia.

Discover Historic, Rural Jamaica in Middlesex County

The Jamaica District in Middlesex County is often times considered the forgotten region of the county. Yet, it is perhaps the county’s best kept secret.

Special Exhibition: African American Culinary Notables from the Middle Peninsula

This year, the Middlesex Museum had the pleasure of tampharing the stories of African American Culinary Notables from the Middle Peninsula. Read on here for details about their...

Middlesex County Museum & Historical Society Annual 2018 Fish Fry

Join us Friday October 12, 2018 at Christ Church Parish Hall (56 Christchurch Lane in Saluda) from 4:30 to 7 pm for our annual Fish Fry fundraiser!

Contact Us


Museums of Middlesex Logo

Virginia is for Lovers Logo

Virginia's River Realm Logo