4.5 based on 41 reviews
Ker Place, formerly named Kerr Place, is the headquarters of the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society located in Onancock, VA. This magnificent Federal period Georgian style house was built in 1799 for prosperous merchant farmer John Shepherd Ker and his wife Agnes Corbin Ker and their family. It is described by the Virginia Historical Landmarks Commission as "the finest and most elaborate Federal mansion on Virginia's Eastern Shore," and "one of the Shore's major architectural landmarks." This house operates as a museum that is open for visitors with trained volunteer docents giving guided tours of the interpretive interior as well as various exhibits, laboratories and research space. It is also used as a venue for weddings and other special events for the community. Tours of the house are available throughout the year by appointment or March - December. We suggest that you call ahead to ensure that a docent will be available.
We visited on a slightly rainy Saturday and we're the o lay visitors at the time so we got a private tour. The house is beautiful with amazing architectural detail that have been refurbished. While none of the furniture is original to the house they have done a nice job of recreating what it would have looked like during the Ker residency. I was less impressed with the upstairs which is set up more as a museum for prominent families on the eastern shore. There is nothing wrong with this, I just prefer to really focus on the family who lived in the home. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the house and local history. The tour took about an hour and was free so it was the perfect way to immerse yourself in some local history.
4 based on 35 reviews
The Blue Crow Antique Mall, located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia is the home of on average about 200 antique stores all under one roof. Built in 2002 to be a state of the art antique center, it is located on one floor with no stairs or interior doors. It is completely A.D.A. accessible and welcomes your dog to enjoy our free 1- 1/2 acre pet walk/fresh water, too! -- along with unlimited free parking for cars, buses and campers.
Sparse Antique Mall at the southern tip of coastal Virginia. I try to go to places like this in remote places, but this just seemed to be lacking cool stuff. Signage said it was the 2nd largest in the state.
4 based on 13 reviews
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this out of the way museum. There is an interesting collection of such items as railroad lanterns, posters, tools, etc. Outside you'll find several train cars and even the old Hopeton, Va station, as the Parksley station was razed a number of years ago. The very informative guide took us through each car (she has to unlock each one). It was interesting to learn about the importance of the railroad to the Eastern Shore in the early 20th century.
5 based on 57 reviews
Tandem hang gliding flights from 2000 feet to a mile high (5,280ft). Ages 10 to 110. Weight limit 225 pounds in smooth air. Open May through October.
My boyfriend and I took a scenic flight with Bill and it was the highlight of our trip, especially because my boyfriend got to fly the plane for most of the trip! Also, Bill has incredible knowledge of the history and geography of the region, and is a really fun guy! Plus, when he found out that we originally wanted to go hang gliding but couldn't because it's out of season, he gave us the whole flight for free! We are definitely planning on taking another flight--either in the plane or in a hang glider--with Bill when we come back to the shore!
5 based on 4 reviews
I read about thIs alpaca farm online. We were spending the weekend on the Eastern Shore, so we made arrangements to visit. SO glad I did! Tara told us all about their farm and showed us around. The alpacas are very mellow animals and so soft! I hope to return again and bring my parents.
5 based on 27 reviews
SouthEast Expeditions is the Eastern Shore of Virginia's Leading EcoTour Outfitter. Leading Kayak Trips & Rentals through Barrier Islands, Salt Marshes, and Coastal Creeks from Chincoteague to Cape Charles, our ACA certified guides are also trained naturalists. Classes & Sales are also available.
We recently took a guided half day tour from Onancock with SouthEast Expeditions out to one of the many barrier islands on the Chesapeake Bay. We are so glad we made plans with this outfitter! Will was a wonderful guide, very knowledgeable and great to spend time with. We learned new things about the bay, the local area, and kayaking. There are tours for beginners to pros...if you want to try kayaking or are looking for a new adventure, SouthEast Expeditions is the way to go! We can't wait to plan our next trip with them and see another part of this beautiful area!
4.5 based on 11 reviews
Specialty foods and gifts representative of the Chesapeake Bay region, including coastal snacks, Bloody Mary mixers, seafood seasonings, Blue Crab stoneware, local arts and crafts and gift assortments. Plenty of parking for bus tours or RVs. Picnic pavillion upon request.
What a fun little place. They have all things crab and you should stop in! We got bloody Mary mix and they threw in a free bottle of sea salt. Yea us!!
5 based on 16 reviews
When you want to slow down and watch the world go by waltz aboard the Tangier Ferry for the 75 minute trip to Tangier Island. The crew is professional and welcoming, the views amazing (watch the starboard side for the osprey nests. We saw the momma feeding her young.) Just be sure to be back on the boat on time!
4.5 based on 19 reviews
Hopkins & Bros. Store is a historic landmark that is owned by the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society. Inside the store is an exhibit about Onancock, VA and a restaurant, Mallards at the Wharf.
A great place on the harbor. Nice lunch and dinner in a casual setting. The service is excellent, good menu for a casual lunch or dinner and a reasonable price also.
5 based on 10 reviews
This "store" is off the beaten path, but well-worth a visit. On the Artisan Trail, this shop lets visitors get a glimpse of the artist at work. The owner has her own sheep, which she shears and uses the wool for various products which she...MoreThanks so much for your visit! I love your picture of our yarn dyeing area...we're creating new yarns there daily. I hope you and your husband stop in again when you're on the Shore!
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