Civil War Re-Enactment at Locust Grove
Held the 1st weekend in November at Locust Grove (the former site of Fort Mattaponi). Locust Grove is located on Route 629, in Walkerton. For more information, call (804) 769-8201.
Courthouse Tavern Museum
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. Beginning in
March 2004, the hours of the museum are Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m.
until 4:00 p.m. and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. til 5:00 p.m. For more information,
call (804) 785-9558. Winter Hour
Official Courthouse Tavern Museum Website
Dragon Run Swamp
Ranked as the most important ecological site in Virginia by the Smithsonian Institute, the Dragon Run Swamp is the boundary between King and Queen County and Middlesex County. Approximately 72 square miles of the Dragon Run lies in King and Queen and offers opportunities for fishing, canoeing and wildlife watching. The Dragon Run is a complex ecosystem of streams and waterways; precautions should be taken when paddling there. If unfamiliar with the area you are planning to explore, get help from someone who is familiar with the Dragon Run by contacting Friends of Dragon Run at (804) 693-5246. http://www.dragonrun.org
J. C. Graves Historic Museum
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; call (804) 769-2357.
King and Queen Fish Hatchery
Fish hatcheries facilitate sport fishing by stocking public bodies of water with sport and commercial fish including shad, catfish, walleye, bass and muskie. Located off State Route 14 (The Trail) near Stevensville, the King and Queen Fish Hatchery is open for tours and personnel are available for educational presentations. A hiking and nature trail is available for your enjoyment! For more information, call (804) 769-3185. Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Locust Grove Farm
This farm which has been in the Walker family for over 300 years, was developed from a grant through the King of England on February 26, 1665. Located off County Route 629 near Walkerton, Locust Grove's grounds and gardens are open for day retreats, corporate parties and picnics, weddings and receptions, corporate meetings and living history events. To schedule your event on the beautiful banks of the Mattaponi River, call (804) 769-8201 or (804) 769-2402. Locust Grove History
Located on County Route 625 at the upper end of King and Queen County, the track has 35' wide lanes and over 900' of shutdown area. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., time runs start at 6:00 p.m., and eliminations start at 8:00 p.m. Spectator admission is $12.00. For more information, call (804) 769-8215 or (804) 633-0177. http://www.newtowndragway.com
Rainbow Acres Campground
Located on County Route 631 off State Route 14 (The Trail), Rainbow Acres is open to the public year round for family camping and group activities such as picnics and reunions. The recreational hall can accommodate 100+ for various functions such as classes, weddings and receptions and banquets (no cooking facilities available.). Marine and RV dump stations, gasoline, two boat ramps, fishing piers, general store, RV supplies and covered boat storage are available, also. For more information, call (804) 785-9441. Rainbow Acress Campground Official Website
Rappahannock Tribe Cultural Center
The Rappahannock Tribe incorporated in 1921 and operated tribal schools until 1962. The Rappahannock Tribe has about 300 members across the region with their Cultural Center located on County Route 623 in the Indian Neck (upper) area of King and Queen County. Chief G. Anne Richardson is the first female Chief to be elected among the recognized tribes of Virginia since the mid-sixteen hundreds. The Cultural Center facilities provide space for classes and special cultural events, conferences, seminars and meetings. The Center is complete with a dining hall that seats approximately 50, an auditorium and break out rooms. Plans for a Native American Museum located at the Center are underway. For more information, call (804) 769-0260. Rappahannock Tribe
The Mattaponi River
The beautiful and pristine Mattaponi River defines the southwestern boundary of the county. The river provides opportunities for fishing, boating, canoeing and wildlife watching. To find access sites to the Mattaponi, go to Transportation and click on Waterways. This will direct you to public and private access sites as well as tidal charts.
Tucker's Recreational Park and Marina
"Tucker's," located on County Route 666 off County Route 601 near Gressit, offers boat ramp access to the York River, boat rental and storage, and a bait and tackle shop at the Recreational Park. For more information, call (804) 785-4464.
For more information, pick up or request a copy of the Park and Recreation brochure available at the County Administrator's Office.