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If you love history, you’ll love Port Royal.  Port Royal is famous because it was once a nexus for international shipping, playing host to a bustling port that unloaded goods that were shipped from other countries.  Ships would sail up the Chesapeake Bay, up the Rappahannock River, and stop at Port Royal.  Goods would be unloaded here and then were taken by ground to other parts of the country.  The ships brought wealth to Port Royal, and with wealth came the construction of the homes on the walking tour.
 
When you visit Port Royal, Virginia, a treasure on the Rappahannock River, be sure to stop by one or all of our museums and let us share the history of our area, buildings, and museum artifacts. Our museums and normal operating hours are as follows, however, please click on EVENTS for operating hours during special events.
 
Click on FIND ME PORT ROYAL, VA for a mapquest roadside map to our historic town.
 

WALKING TOUR ALL AROUND TOWN

OPEN: SUNRISE TO SUNSET, ALL YEAR

Self-guided Walking Tour of historical streets lined with homes, businesses, churches, and waterfront.
See HOME page Walking Tour for more details and EVENTS page for guided private and/or group tours.
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PORT ROYAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY
506 MAIN STREET, PORT ROYAL, VIRGINIA 22535

OPEN EVERY SATURDAY, 10:00AM – 4:00PM

(holidays excluded)

OPEN: OTHER DAYS FOR PREARRANGED GROUP TOURS; call Carolyn Davis (804)370-5285

 

The museum is currently accepting donations or loans of items from World War I and II for a spring exhibit. If you are cleaning out closets and want a home for your family’s war souvenirs, come by or call Carolyn Davis at 804/370-5285. Kathy Beard of Caroline County’s Tourism Department has announced a March-November, 2017 emphasis on these war era’s. Let us know if you have a family member from the Port Royal area who served in either World War I or II so that we may remember our local heroes who fought for our freedom.

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PORT ROYAL MUSEUM OF MEDICINE
419 KING STREET, PORT ROYAL, VIRGINIA 22535

OPEN: FOR PREARRANGED PRIVATE AND/OR GROUP TOURS ONLY

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PORTRAIT GALLERY
419 KING STREET, PORT ROYAL, VIRGINIA 22535

OPEN: FOR PREARRANGED PRIVATE AND/OR GROUP TOURS ONLY

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OLD PORT ROYAL SCHOOL

506 MAIN STREET, PORT ROYAL, VIRGINIA 22535

OPEN: FOR PREARRANGED PRIVATE AND/OR GROUP TOURS ONLY

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THE SACRED LOT, 1817 – 1883
MIDDLE STREET, PORT ROYAL, VIRGINIA 22535

See HOME page Walking Tour for more information.

The first known church in Port Royal was built here with a stone foundation and brick external walls. It was originally inter-denominational, but by 1844 it was known as the Methodist Church. Many years later the church was abandoned and consequently fell into disrepair. It was demolished in 1977 with only the burial plots remaining.

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PORT ROYAL VETERAN’S MEMORIAL

419 KING STREET, PORT ROYAL,VIRGINIA 22535

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LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

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Other Historic Sites in Port Royal

(Independent of Historic Port Royal, Inc.)
 

–Port Royal Harbor
King Street, Port Royal, Virginia, 22535

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–St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
823 Water Street, Port Royal, Virginia, 22535

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–Shiloh Baptist Church
505 Market Street, Port Royal, Virginia 22535

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–Memorial Baptist Church
719 Water Street, Port Royal, Virginia 22535

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