Dig into the town rich history that dates back to the 1600s at the Essex County Museum and Historical Society. Hop on the River to Bay Artisans Trail by visiting Tappahannock Art Gallery. Find free programming and community workshops at Essex Public Library.

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Daw Theatre Foundation

We’re not just bringing a 1930s-era theatre back to life. We’re bringing the arts to Tappahannock, the Middle Peninsula, and the Northern Neck. We’re creating the space to make lifetime memories. We’re opening the door for opportunity to grow in the downtown district of Tappahannock. We’re cultivating a love for the arts in future generations.
154 Prince Street Tappahannock, VA 22560


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Essex County Museum & Historical Society

The Essex County Museum, founded in 1996, and the Essex County Historical Society joined forces in 2006 to celebrate the heritage of the town, county, river, and its people and is now the Essex County Museum and Historical Society (ECMHS).
218 S Water Lane Tappahannock, VA 22560



Essex Public Library

Check out the Events Calendar for the latest in free programming and community workshops. Events for babies, toddlers, children, tweens, teens, adults and the whole family. Knit and Crochet Club meets twice monthly.
117 N Church Lane Tappahannock, VA 22560


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St. Margaret’s School

Riverfront girls Episcopal boarding and day school dates back to 1921 when students arrived by steamboat. The campus stretches over 900 feet and can be rented for weddings, camps, meetings and other events. Indoor space can accommodate both small and large groups. River lawn area, the most popular event setting, can accommodate as many as 500 guests. Residence halls offer lodging options.
P.O. Box 158 Tappahannock, VA 22560


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Tappahannock Art Gallery

Enjoy and buy art at this downtown cooperative gallery of the Tappahannock Artists Guild that showcases the work of local artists and educates the community with cultural programming. The guild is part of the River to Bay Artisans Trail that links the gallery with other art venues on the Middle Peninsula.
200 Prince Street Tappahannock, VA 22560


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VilDon Edutainment (LIFE Art School)

MISSION:​​ to enrich and elevate the lives of school-aged youth and their families living in the rural counties that make up the Northern Neck of Virginia and bordering counties, through programs that promote individuality, natural talents, cultural pride and appreciation. We will accomplish this mission through the education, exposure, and engagement in high quality programs in the visual, literary and performing arts.
422 S Church Lane Tappahannock, VA 22560



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