Located in the Old Jail (1872) on the Courthouse Green, we collect, preserve and tell the story of Richmond County from prehistoric times to the present.  Permanent and Special Exhibits include Rappahannock Indians of Richmond County, Moore Fauntleroy, founder of Old Rappahannock County, Declaration of Independence Signer Francis Lightfoot Lee, February Black History Month, and First Sunday in December Holiday Tree of Love Illumination.

Our Gift Shop includes books and other items related to Richmond County and the Northern Neck.

The museum is classified as a Richmond County Tourist Information Center and is a member of Virginia Association of Museums and the Northern Neck Tourism Council.

Please visit the Richmond County Museum website at


If you live outside the area and are planning a visit to the Museum, please call us at 804-333-3607 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be sure that one of our docents will be on duty to have the museum open.  If you leave a message, we will return your call as soon as possible.



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Mon Aug 05 @ 7:00PM -
Planning Commission Meeting
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Board of Supervisors Meeting
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