Museums, Arts and Culture, Civic

Courthouse Tavern Museum(804)785-9558. Located off Rt. 14 at King and Queen Courthouse, take Allen Circle (Route 681)and continue to 146 Courthouse Landing Road. The Tavern is on the right just past the old Courthouse. The Tavern Museum features exhibits on the history of King and Queen County, the Courthouse Tavern, as well as the Courthouse Green Historic District. Exhibits showcase the building as an 1800's period tavern. The Tavern Museum displays a period dining room, parlor and two bedrooms. The Museum is a project of the King and Queen Historical Society. Those interested in genealogical research will find the King and Queen Society's Historical archives and library, in addition to the internet access, most helpful. The hours of the museum are Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. til 5:00 p.m.
J. C. Graves Museum(8044)769-2357. Located on Route 633 near Walkerton, visitors to the J.C. Graves Museum will learn about local and national African-American history, slavery, military service and accomplishments. Local artifacts, historic photographs and items used on nearby plantations are also on display. Visits by appointment only.