The Museum is open on Friday from 12:00-4:00, Saturday 11:00-4:00 and Sunday 1:00-4:00 until April 29, 2018. Beginning May 3, 2018, the Museum hours are: Thursday 12:00-4:00, Friday 12:00-4:00, Saturday 11:00-4:00 and Sunday 1:00-4:00. Upon request, the Museum can be opened for groups or special presentations. Please call (804)758-2613 for scheduling.
Member of Trail Networks:
Virginia Oyster Trail
Professional Distinction: Exhibition
The Museum also has the “Oyster is King” exhibit that features the role oysters have played in Urbanna’s past and present.
The 1766, James Mills Scottish Factor Store, is one of only two structures remaining in the United States exemplifying the colonial trade pattern of exchanging tobacco for various items imported from Europe. During the 18th century, in an era when paper money and coins were almost non-existent, tobacco growers brought their crop to the factor store where they could trade it for finished goods. The tobacco was stored in hogsheads weighing over 1,000 pounds when filled and was housed in warehouses where they sat until ships from England picked them up.