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 The exhibit explores a typical court day in old Middlesex and traces 200 years of county history through historical documents, many hidden from marauding Union forces in 1863 through the foresight of County Clerk P.T. Woodward.

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BOOK FOR SALE: Historic Buildings in Middlesex County, Virginia

Did you know the Middlesex Museum has copies of “Historic Buildings in Middlesex County Virginia 1650-1875” in stock and available for purchase in the museum or online? Buy now here and we’ll ship it directly to you! 

Urbanna’s Past Revealed through Archaeology

The community is invited to attend a FREE program Saturday, October 27 at 10 a.m. to view the on-site findings from an archaeological dig at the Old Customs House, now known as Sandwich.

TRUE or FALSE: Middlesex County was once part of an Indian Reservation?

Was Middlesex County was once part of an Indian Reservation? This author thinks YES, but please read on and make up your own mind. 

Welcome, Bryan Graulich, Middlesex Museum Intern

Welcome, Bryan Graulich to the Middlesex Museum and Historical Society as our newest intern.

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Middlesex Museum Physical Address

777 General Puller Highway
Saluda, VA 23149

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PO Box 121
Saluda, VA 23149