Historical and Genealogical Societies in Virginia

GRIVA (Genealogical Research Institute of Virginia)
P.O. Box 29178
Richmond, VA 23242-0178
E-mail: mail@griva.org

Virginia Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 626
Orange, VA 22960-0365

Virginia Museum of History & Culture
428 N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
Telephone: 804-340-1800 or 800-358-8701

Accomack County

See Eastern Shore

Albemarle County

Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society
McIntire Building
200 2nd Street, Northeast
Charlottesville, VA 22902-5245
Telephone: 434-296-1492
Fax: 434-296-4576


Alexandria Historical Society, Inc.
The Lyceum
201 South Washington Street
Alexandria, VA  22314
E-mail: AlexandriaHistoricalSociety@gmail.com
Telephone: 703-838-4994 (The Lyceum)
Fax: 703-838-4997

Historic Alexandria Foundation
218 North Lee Street
Suite 310
Alexandria, VA  22314
Telephone: 703-549-5811

Mount Vernon Genealogical Society (MVGS)
1500 Shenandoah Road
Alexandria, VA 22308
E-mail: contact-us@mvgenealogy.org
Telephone: (703) 768-4101

Alleghany County

Alleghany Highlands Genealogical Society
515 East Pine Street
Covington, VA 24426
E-mail: AHGS.COV.VA@gmail.com

Alleghany County Historical Society
149 N. Maple Avenue
P.O. Box 384
Covington, VA 24426
Telephone: 540-965-0149

Amelia County

Amelia County Historical Society
16501 Church Street
P.O. Box 113
Amelia, VA  23002
Telephone: 804-561-3180

Amherst County

Amherst County Museum and Historical Society
154 South Main Street
P.O. Box 741 (mailing address)
Amherst, VA  24521
E-mail: staff@amherstcountymuseum.org
Telephone: 434-946-9068

Appomattox County

Appomattox County Historical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 253
Appomattox, VA 24522
E-mail: apx.historical@gmail.com
Telephone: 434-352-3910

Arlington County

Arlington Historical Society
1805 South Arlington Ridge Road
(Arlington Historical Museum)
P.O. Box 100402
Arlington, VA 22210-3402
E-mail:  info@ArlingtonHistoricalSociety.org
Telephone: 703-892-4204

Augusta County

Augusta County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 436
Fishersville, VA 23939
Telephone: 540-885-1991

Augusta County Historical Society
20 South New Street
P.O. Box 686
Staunton, VA 24402-0686
E-mail: augustachs@ntelos.net
Telephone: 540-248-4151

Bath County

Bath County Historical Society, Inc.
99 Courthouse Hill Road
P.O. Box 212
Warm Springs, VA 24484
E-mail: bathcountyhistory@tds.net
Telephone: 540-839-2543

Bedford (City)

Bedford Museum and Genealogy Library
201 East Main Street
Bedford, VA 24523
E-mail: bccmdirector@verizon.net
Telephone: 540-586-4520

Bedford County

Bedford Historical Society, Inc.
315 North Bridge Street
P.O. Box 602
Bedford, VA 24523
E-mail: webmaster@bedfordhistory.org

Bedford Museum and Genealogy Library
201 East Main Street
Bedford, VA 24523
E-mail: bccmdirector@verizon.net
Telephone: 540-586-4520

Bland County

Bland County Historical Society
19 Courthouse Square
P.O. Box 416
Bland, VA 24315
E-mail: info@BlandCountyHistSoc.org
Telephone: 276-688-0088

Botetourt County

Botetourt County Historical Society, Inc.
Building 3
P.O. Box 468
Fincastle, VA 24090-0468
E-mail: wmartin@botetourtva.org
Telephone: 540-473-8394 (Botetourt County Historical Museum)

Brunswick County

Brunswick Museum and Historical Society, Inc.
Courthouse Square
324 Main Street North
P.O. Box 837
Lawrenceville, VA 23868
E-mail: brunswickmuseum@peoplepc.com
Telephone: 434-848-0964

Buchanan County

Buchanan County Historical Society
c/o Buchanan County Public Library
1185 Poe Town Street
Grundy, VA 24614
Telephone: 276-935-5721 (library)

See also Southwest Virginia

Buckingham County

Historic Buckingham, Inc.
P.O. Box 152
Buckingham, VA 23921
Telephone: 434-969-4304

Campbell County

Campbell County Historical Society
P.O. Box 595
Rustburg, VA 24588
Telephone: 434-616-2222

Cape Charles

Cape Charles Historical Society
814 Randolph Avenue
P.O. Box 11
Cape Charles, VA  23310
Telephone: 757-331-1008

See also Eastern Shore

Caroline County

Caroline Historical Society Inc.
P.O. Box 324
Bowling Green, VA  22427
Telephone: (804)513-9069

See also Tidewater Virginia

Carroll County

Carroll County Historical Society
307 North Main Street
P.O. Box 937
Hillsville, VA  24343
Hours: 10:30–4:00, Tuesday through Friday; 10:00–2:00, Saturday
E-mail: carrollmuseum@yahoo.com
Telephone: 276-728-4113  (Carroll County Historical Society Museum)

Central Virginia

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Central Virginia
265 Turkeysag Trail, Ste. 102 #140
Palmyra, VA 22963
E-mail: aahgscva@gmail.com
Telephone: 434-589-1006

Central Virginia Genealogical Association
P.O. Box 817
Earlysville, VA 22936
E-mail: cvgaboard@gmail.com

South Central Virginia Genealogical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 295
Charlotte Court House, Va 23923
E-mail: vascvgs@yahoo.com

Charles City County

Richard M Bowman Center for Local History
Email: rmbowmanhistory@charlescityva.us
Website: http://www.charlescity.org
Phone: 804-652-1516

Physical Address:
10790 Courthouse Rd.
Charles City, VA. 23030

Mailing address:
P. O. Box 128
Charles City, VA. 23030

See also Tidewater Virginia

Charlotte County

Charlotte County Historical and Genealogical Society
PO Box 593
Keysville, VA 23947
E-mail: charlottecty@yahoo.com
Telephone: 434-538-0000 (Rustic Barn)


See Albemarle County, Central Virginia


Norfolk County Historical Society of Chesapeake, Virginia
Wallace Memorial Room
Chesapeake Public Library
298 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322
E-mail: nchs.wallaceroom@gmail.com
Telephone: 757-410-7152

Chesterfield County

Bon Air Historical Society
P.O. Box 3432
Bon Air, Virginia 23235
E-mail: nchs.wallaceroom@gmail.com

Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia
10201 Ironbridge Road
P.O. Box 40
Chesterfield, VA  23832
Telephone: 804-796-7121
Fax: 804-777-9643

Clarke County

Clarke County Historical Association
32 East Main Street
P.O. Box 306
Berryville, VA  22611
E-mail: archives@clarkehistory.org
Telephone: 540-955-2600 (museum and archives)
Fax:  540-955-0285

Craig County

Craig County Historical Society
Main Street
P.O. Box 206
New Castle, VA  24127
Telephone: 540-864-7023 (Craig County Historical Society Museum)

Cumberland County

Cumberland County Historical Society
P.O. Box 188
Cumberland, VA  23040
Telephone: 804-492-3348 (Cumberland County Museum & Visitors' Center)


Danville Historical Society
P.O. Box 6
Danville, VA  24543

Dickenson County

Dickenson County Historical Society, Inc.
168 Ralph Cummins Avenue
P.O. Box 52
Clintwood, VA  24228
E-mail: dchs1880@gmail.com
Telephone: 276-926-6355

See also Southwest Virginia

Dinwiddie County

Dinwiddie County Historical Society
14101 Boydton Plank Road
P.O. Box 153
Dinwiddie, VA  23841
E-mail: dinwiddiehistory@gmail.com
Telephone: 804-469-5346


Historic Dumfries, Virginia, Inc.
3944 Cameron Street
Dumfries, VA 22026
E-mail: info@historicdumfriesva.org
Telephone: 703-221-2218

See also Prince William County

Eastern Shore (Accomack, Northampton Counties)

Barrier Islands Center
7295 Young Street
Machipongo, VA 23405
P.O. Box 206
Machipongo, VA 23405-0206
E-mail: barrierislandscenter@gmail.com
Telephone: 727-678-5550

Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society
Kerr Place
69 Market Street
P.O. Box 193
Onancock, VA  23417
E-mail: executivedirector@shorehistory.org
Telephone: 757-787-8012 (Kerr Place)

Genealogy and History of the Eastern Shore of Virginia
(Ghotes Inc.)
P.O. Box 155
Ripplemead Va. 24150
Telephone: 540-921-3510

See also Cape Charles

Essex County

Essex County Museum and Historical Society
218 Water Lane
P.O. Box 404
Tappahannock, VA  22560
E-mail: research@ecmhs.org
Telephone: 804-443-4690

See also Tidewater Virginia, Middle Peninsula

Fairfax (city)

Historic Fairfax City, Inc.
10209 Main Street
Fairfax, VA  22030
E-mail: historicfairfax@aol.com
Hours: 9:00–5:00, daily.
Telephone: 703-385-8414;  703-591-5305; 800-545-7950 (Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center)
Fax: 703-385-8692

Fairfax County

See also Great Falls and Herndon
Fairfax County History Commission
c/o Virginia Room, City of Fairfax Regional Library
10360 North Street
Fairfax, VA 22030-2514
Telephone: 703-293-6227 (Virginia Room)

Fairfax Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 2290
Merrifield, VA   22116-2290
E-mail:  webmaster@fxgs.org
Telephone: (703) 644-8185

Franconia Museum, Inc.
6121 Franconia Road
Franconia, Virginia, 22310
E-mail:  franconiamuseum@yahoo.com

Gum Springs Historical Society, Inc.
8100 Fordson Road
Alexandria, VA  22306
E-mail: gshsfcva@gmail.com

Historic Centreville Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 1512
Centreville, VA  20122  

Historic Vienna, Inc.
131 Church Street, N.E. (Historic Freeman Store Museum)
Vienna, VA 22180
P.O. Box 53
Vienna, VA 22183
E-mail: gshsfcva@gmail.com
Telephone: 703-938-5187 (Historic Freeman Store Museum)
Fax: 703-938-2873

Historical Society of Fairfax County, Virginia, Inc.
P.O. Box 415
Fairfax, VA  22038
Telephone: 703-293-6383 (Virginia Room, Fairfax City Regional Library) 

Lorton Heritage Society
P.O. Box 387
Lorton, VA 22199

McLean Historical Society
1234 Ingleside Avenue
McLean, VA  22101 E-mail: caroleherrick@aol.com
Telephone: (703) 790-0123

Falls Church

Falls Church Historical Commission
City Clerk's Office
300 Park Avenue
Falls Church, VA  22046


See Prince Edward County

Fauquier County

Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier County
4243 Loudoun Avenue
P.O. Box 340
The Plains, VA  20198-0340
E-mail: info@aahafauquier.org
Telephone: 540-253-7488
Fax: 540-253-5126

Fauquier Heritage and Preservation Foundation, Inc.
4110 Winchester Road
P.O. Box 594
Marshall, VA 20116
E-mail: fhpf@verizon.net
Hours: 9:00-12:00, Monday, 12:00-4:00, Tuesday, 9:00-12:00, Wednesday
Telephone: 540-364-3440

Fauquier Historical Society, Inc.
The Old Jail Museum
Court House Square and Ashby Street
P.O. Box 675
Warrenton, VA  20188
Hours: 10:00–4:00, Tuesday through Sunday
Telephone: 540-347-5525 (museum)


Historic Fincastle, Inc.
P.O. Box 19
Fincastle, VA  24090
E-mail: historicfincastle@hotmail.com
Telephone: 540-473-3077

See also Botetourt County

Floyd County

Floyd County Historical Society
P.O. Box 292
217 North Locust Street
Floyd, VA  24091
E-mail: info@floydhistoricalsociety.com
Telephone: 540-745-3247

Fluvanna County

Fluvanna County Historical Society
14 Stone Jail Street
P.O. Box 8
Palmyra, VA  22963
E-mail: fluvannahistory@gmail.com
Telephone: 434-589-7910
See also Central Virginia

Franklin County

Franklin County Historical Society
460 S. Main Street
P.O. Box 905
Rocky Mount, VA  24151
E-mail: fchistorical@yahoo.com
Telephone: 540-483-1890

See also the Virginia-North Carolina Piedmont Genealogical Society

Frederick County

See Winchester


Fredericksburg Regional Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 42013
Fredericksburg, VA 22404

Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc.
1200 Caroline St.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3702
Telephone: 540-371-4504
Fax: 540-371-4505

Fredericksburg Regional Preservation Trust
P.O. Box 7731
Fredericksburg, VA 22404
Telephone: 540-899-9898 (Herlong Associates)

Giles County

Giles County Historical Society
208 North Main Street
P.O. Box 404
Pearisburg, VA  24134
E-mail: research@gilescountyhistory.org
E-mail: director@gilescountyhistorical.org
Telephone: 540-921-1050 (museum)

See also New River Historical Society

Gloucester County

Gloucester Genealogical Society of Virginia
5780 T. C. Walker Road
Gloucester, VA  23061

Gloucester Historical Committee
P.O. Box 1176
Gloucester, VA  23061
Telephone: 804-693-1234 (museum)

Gloucester Historical Society
P.O. Box 1812
Gloucester, VA  23061

See also Tidewater Virginia, Middle Peninsula

Goochland County

Goochland County Historical Society
2875 River Road West
P.O. Box 602
Goochland, VA  23063
E-mail: goochlandhistory@comcast.net
Telephone: 804-556-3966


Historic Gordonsville, Inc.
Civil War Museum at Exchange Hotel
400 South Main Street
P.O. Box 542
Gordonsville, VA  22942
E-mail: info@hgiexchange.com
Telephone: 540-832-2944 (Civil War Museum at Exchange Hotel)

See also Orange County

Grayson County

Grayson County Historical Society
116 N. Independence Avenue (Highway 21)
P.O. Box 529
Independence, VA  24348-0529
E-mail: graysoncountyhistoricalsociety@gmail.com
Telephone: 276-773-3320

Grayson County, Virginia, Heritage Foundation
578 F East Main Street
P.O. Box 679
Independence, VA  24348
E-mail: research_support@graysonheritage.org
Telephone: 276-773-2126

Great Falls

Great Falls Historical Society
P.O. Box 56
Great Falls, VA  22066
E-mail: contact@gfhs.org

See also Fairfax County

Greene County

Greene County Historical Society
38 Court Street
P.O. Box 185
Stanardsville, VA  22973
E-mail: info@greenehistory.org
Phone: 434-985-1409

See also Central Virginia

Greensville County

Greensville County Historical Society
419 South Main Street
Emporia, VA  23847
434-634-2539 (Richardson Memorial Library)

Greensville County Genealogy Society
100 Spring Street
Emporia, VA 23847
Telephone: 434-634-2539

Gum Springs

See Fairfax County, Virginia-North Carolina Piedmont Genealogical Society

Halifax County

Halifax County Historical Society
700 Bruce Street
P.O. Box 601
South Boston, VA  24592
E-mail: bdbass@cstone.net
Telephone: 434-579-0083

See also Virginia-North Carolina Piedmont Genealogical Society


Fox Hill Historical Society Inc.
208 Beach Road
Hampton, VA  23664
E-mail: foxhillhs@foxhillhistory.org

Hampton History Museum
120 Old Hampton Lane
Hampton, VA  23669
Telephone: 757-727-1610
Fax: 757-727-6712

Buckroe Historical Society
1682 N. Mallory Street
Hampton, VA 23664
E-mail: marthaj105@aol.com
Telephone: 757-592-5446

See also Tidewater Virginia

Hampton Roads

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Hampton Roads
P.O. Box 2448
Newport News, VA 23609-2448
Email : aahgshr@gmail.com

Hanover County

Hanover County Historical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 91
Hanover, VA  23069
E-mail: hanoverhistory@hotmail.com
Telephone: (804) 537-5081

Page Library of Local History and Genealogy
17193 Mountain Road
P.O. Box 323
Montpelier, VA  23192
Mon-Wed: 9am-9pm; Thurs-Fri: 9am-6pm; Sat: 9am-2pm
E-mail: pagelibrary@embarqmail.com
Telephone: 804-883-5355 https://www.hanoverhistorical.org/genealogy.html

See also Tidewater Virginia


See Rockingham County

Henrico County

Henrico County Historical Society
P.O. Box 27032
Richmond, VA  23273
E-mail: hchsinfo@yahoo.com
Telephone: 804-501-5682

See also Tidewater Virginia

Henry County

Bassett Historical Center
3964 Fairystone Park Highway
Bassett, VA  24055
Telephone: 276-629-9191
E-mail: baslib@hotmail.com
Fax: 276-629-9840

See also Martinsville and the Virginia-North Carolina Piedmont Genealogical Society


Herndon Historical Society
717 Lynn Street
P.O. Box 99
Herndon, VA  20170
Hours: Sundays from noon until 3PM, March through mid-December.
E-mail: HerndonHistoricalSociety@gmail.com
Telephone: 703-437-7289

See also Fairfax County

Highland County

Highland Historical Society
P.O. Box 63
McDowell, VA  24458
E-mail: highlandhistory@email.com Telephone: (540) 396-4478


Historic Hopewell Foundation, Inc.
400 Weston Lane
Hopewell, VA 23860
E-mail: admin@historichopewell.org
Telephone: 804-458-4682
Fax: 804-458-7900

Isle of Wight County

Isle of Wight County Historical Society
P.O. Box 121
Smithfield, VA 23430

James City County

James City County Historical Commission
101-A Mounts Bay Road
P.O. Box 8784
Williamsburg, VA  23187-8784
Telephone: 757-253-6685 (James City County Planning Commission)

See also Tidewater Virginia

King and Queen County

King and Queen County Historical Society
P.O. Box 129
King and Queen Courthouse, VA  23085-0129
E-mail: history@kingandqueenmuseum.org
Telephone: (804) 785-9558
See also Middle Peninsula

See also Tidewater Virginia

King George County

King George County Historical Society
9483 Kings Highway
P.O. Box 424
King George, VA 22485
E-mail: kghistory@verizon.net
Hours: Thursday and Saturday, 10:00 to 2:00 or by appointment
Telephone: 540-775-9477 (museum and research center)
See also Middle Peninsula

See also Northern Neck, Tidewater Virginia

King William County

King William County Historical Society
PO Box 233
King William, Virginia 23086
Open Sundays, March through November, 1-5 pm and by appointment
E-mail: kwhs@kingwilliamhistory.org
Telephone: 804.769.9619
See also Middle Peninsula

See also Tidewater Virginia

Lancaster County

Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library
8346 Mary Ball Road
P.O. Box 97
Lancaster, VA 22503
E-mail: Museum Main Business Office:history@mbwm.org
E-mail: Library and Genealogy Reseach Center: info@mbwm.org
Telephone: 804-462-7280

See also Northern Neck, Tidewater Virginia, Middle Peninsula

Lee County

Lee County Historical and Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 231
Jonesville, VA  24263
E-mail: leecovahistsoc@hotmail.com
Telephone: (276) 346-0005

Louisa County

Louisa County Historical Society
Sargeant Museum
214 Fredericksburg Ave
P.O. Box 1172
Louisa, Virginia 23093
Telephone: (540) 967-5975
Telephone: 540-967-5975

See also Central Virginia

Lunenburg County

Lunenburg County Historical Society
PO Box 931 Victoria, VA 23974

See also Southside Virginia


Lynchburg Historical Foundation, Inc.
325 12th St.
P.O. Box 248
Lynchburg, VA  24505
E-mail: lhfi@centralva.net
Telephone: 434-528-5353

Madison County

Madison County Historical Society
P.O. Box 467
Madison, VA  22727
Hours: 10-2 Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
E-mail: madisonvahistory@gmail.com
Telephone: 540-948-5488

See also Central Virginia


Martinsville-Henry County Historical Society
1 East Main Street
Martinsville, VA 24089
E-mail: mhchistoricalsociety@gmail.com
Telephone: 276-403-5361

See also Henry County and Virginia-North Carolina Piedmont Genealogical Society

Mathews County

Mathews County Historical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 855
Mathews, VA 23109

See also Middle Peninsula, Tidewater Virginia

Mecklenburg County

Mecklenburg County Historical Society
Prestwould Foundation
P.O. Box 872
Clarksville, VA  23927

See also Southside Virginia

Middle Peninsula

Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical & Historical Society of Virginia
P.O. Box 1114
Dunnsville, VA 22454
(804) 758-5163

Middlesex County

See also Tidewater Virginia, Middle Peninsula

Montgomery County

See New River

Nansemond County

See Suffolk

Nelson County

Nelson County Historical Society
P.O. Box 474
Lovingston, VA  22949
E-mail: info@nelsonhistorical.org

See also Central Virginia

New Kent County

New Kent Historical Society
The Old Jail
12007 Courthouse Circle
PO Box 24
New Kent, VA 23124
E-mail: info@newkenthistoricalsoc.com
Telephone: 804-966-8587
Telephone: 804-966-8587

New River

New River Historical Society
Wilderness Road Regional Museum
5240 Wilderness Road
P.O. Box 373
Newbern, VA  24126
Telephone: 540-674-4835 (museum)

Radford Public Library Local History and Special Collections
Ann H. Fisher New River Room
30 West Main Street
Radford, VA 24141
E-mail: Scott.gardner@radfordva.gov
Telephone: 540-731-3621

Newport News

See Warwick County, Tidewater Virginia

Norfolk County

See Chesapeake


Norfolk Historical Society
P.O. Box 6367
Norfolk, VA  23508-0367
E-mail: info@norfolkhistorical.org
Telephone: 757-754-2004

Northampton County

Northampton Historic Preservation Society
P.O. Box 501
Eastville, VA 23347
E-mail: nhps100@gmail.com

See also Eastern Shore

Northern Neck
(King George, Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, Stafford, Westmoreland Counties)

Northern Neck of Virginia Historical Society
15482 Kings Highway
P.O. Box 716
Montross, VA  22520
Telephone: (804) 493-1862

See also King George, Lancaster, Stafford Counties, Tidewater Virginia, Middle Peninsula

Northern Virginia
(Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William Counties, localities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Herndon, Manassas, Manassas Park)

See Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Prince William Counties, Alexandria, Falls Church, Herndon

Northumberland County 

Northumberland County Historical Society
86 Back Street
P.O. Box 221
Heathsville, VA 22473
Telephone: 804-580-8581

See also Northern Neck, Tidewater Virginia, and Middle Peninsula

Nottoway County

Nottoway County Historical Association
P.O. Box 156
Nottoway, VA 23955
Telephone: 434-645-8696 (Nottoway County Administrator’s Office) https://nottoway.org/about-nottoway/historic-areas/nottoway-county-historical-association/

Orange County

Orange County Historical Society, Inc.
130 Caroline Street
Orange, VA  22960
E-mail: info@orangecovahist.org
Telephone: 540-672-5366

See also Gordonsville, Central Virginia

Page County

Page County Heritage Association
750 Middleburg Road
Luray, VA  22835
Email: contact@pagecountyheritage.com

Patrick County

Patrick County Historical Society
116 West Blue Ridge Street
P.O. Box 1045
Stuart, VA  24171
E-mail: pcvahistory@gmail.com
Telephone: 276-694-2840 (Patrick County Historical Museum)


Historic Petersburg Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 691, Petersburg, VA 23804
Email: historicpetersburgfoundation@verizon.net
Telephone: 804-732-2096
Fax: 804-733-0867

Pittsylvania County

Pittsylvania Historical Society
P.O. Box 1148
Chatham, VA  24531

See also the Virginia-North Carolina Piedmont Genealogical Society


The African American Historical Society of Portsmouth, Virginia
P.O. Box 2468
Portsmouth, VA  23704
Hours: Friday and Saturday, 12 to 5PM; Other hours by appointment.
Telephone: 757-393-8591 x 10

Portsmouth Historical Association
221 North Street
Portsmouth, VA  23704
Hours: April–December, 12:30–4:30, Wednesday; 1:00–5:00, Saturday–Sunday.
Telephone: 757-393-0241 (Hill House)

Powhatan County

Powhatan Historical Society
The Old Jail
Powhatan Courthouse
Old Buckingham Road
P.O. Box 562
Powhatan, VA  23139
Email: powhatanhistoricalsociety@gmail.com
Telephone: 804-598-1139

Prince Edward County

Farmville-Prince Edward Historical Society
P.O. Box 546
Farmville, VA  23901
Email: ecovington@centurylink.net
Email: jimmyhurt@centurylink.net

Prince George County

The Prince George County Historical Society
The Prince George County Regional Heritage Center
6406 Courthouse Road
P.O. Box 452
Prince George, VA 23875
(804) 863-0212
E-mail: info@princegeorgevahistoricalsociety.org

Prince William County

Historic Prince William, Inc.
P.O. Box 1731
Prince William, VA  22195-1731

The Occoquan Historical Society
Mill House Museum
PO Box 65, 413 Mill Street
Occoquan, VA 22125
E-mail: curator@occoquanhistoricalsociety.org

See also Dumfries

Princess Anne County

See Virginia Beach

Pulaski County

See New River


See New River

Rappahannock County

Rappahannock Historical Society, Inc.
328 Gay Street
P.O. Box 261
Washington, VA  22747
E-mail:  rapphistsoc@comcast.net
Telephone: 540-675-1163

Richmond (city)

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Greater Richmond, VA Chapter
PO Box 27833
Richmond, VA 23261
E-mail: aahgsrichmond@gmail.com
Telephone: 804-780-9093

Richmond County

See Northern Neck, Tidewater Virginia, Middle Peninsula

Roanoke Valley

Historical Society of Western Virginia (History Museum of Western Virginia and O. Winston Link Museum)
101 Shenandoah Ave NE
Roanoke, VA 24016
P.O. Box 1904
Roanoke, VA  24008
E-mail: info@vahistorymuseum.org
Telephone: 540-982-5465 (museum)
Fax: 540-982-5683

See also Vinton

Rockbridge County

Rockbridge Historical Society
101 East Washington Street
P.O. Drawer 1409
Lexington, VA, 24450-1409
E-mail: RHS@RockbridgeHistory.org
Telephone: 540-464-1058

Rockingham County

Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society
Bowman Road and High Street
P.O. Box 716
Dayton, VA  22821
Hours: 10:00-4:00, Monday-Saturday
Telephone: 540-879-2616 (library); 540-879-2681 (museum)
Fax: 540-879-2616

Russell County

Russell County Historical Society
Russell County Public Library
P.O. Box 247
Lebanon, VA  24266
Telephone: 276-889-8044 (library)

See also Southwest Virginia


Salem Historical Society
c/o Salem Museum
801 East Main Street
Salem, VA  24153
E-mail: info@salemmuseum.org
Hours: 10:00–4:00, Tuesday–Friday; 12:00–5:00, Saturday
Telephone: 540-389-6760

Scott County

Scott County Historical Society
154 Embar Street
Gate City, VA  24251

Shenandoah County

Shenandoah County Historical Society
P.O. Box 506
Edinburg, VA  22824 
E-mail:  schs.va@gmail.com
Telephone: 540-984-7842 (Voice Mail)

New Market Historical Society Inc.
PO Box 141
New Market, VA 22844
E-mail:  nmhs@newmarkethistoricalsociety.org

Smyth County

Smyth County Historical and Museum Society, Inc.
105 East Strother Street (museum)
109 West Strother Street (historical society)
P.O. Box 710
Marion, VA  24354
Hours:  10:00–4:00, Friday and Saturday; special tour arrangements on other days
E-mail:  smythcountymuseum@gmail.com
Telephone: 276-783-7286

South Central Virginia

South Central Virginia Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 295
Charlotte Court House, Virginia  23874
E-mail: vascvgs@yahoo.com

Southampton County

Southampton County Historical Society
33335 Statesville Road
Newsoms, VA  23874

Southside Virginia

Southside Virginia Genealogical Society
984 Camp Road
South Hill, Virginia 23970

See also Brunswick, Lunenburg, and Mecklenburg Counties

Southwest Virginia
(Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell, Tazewell, Washington Counties)

Southwest Virginia Historical and Preservation Society
105 Castle Avenue
Church Hill, TN  37642
E-mail:  toycollector@charter.net

See also Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell, Tazewell, Washington Counties

Spotsylvania County

Spotsylvania Historical Association
Spotsylvania County Museum
9019 Old Battlefield Blvd, Suite 100
P.O. Box 99
Spotsylvania, VA  22553
E-mail: museum@spotsylvania.org
Telephone: 540-507-7278 (museum)

Stafford County

Stafford County Historical Society
P.O. Box 1664
Stafford, VA  22555

See also Northern Neck


Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society
P.O. Box 1255
Suffolk, VA  23439-1255
E-mail: info@suffolkhistory.org
Telephone: 757-539-2781

Surry County

Surry County, Virginia, Historical Society and Museums, Inc.
281 Bank Street
P.O. Box 262
Surry, VA 23883
E-mail: surryhistoricalsociety@gmail.com
Telephone: 757-294-0404

Sussex County

Sussex County, Virginia, Historical Society
P.O. Box 1361
Sussex, VA  23884

Tazewell County 

Historic Pocahontas Incorporated
124 East Water Street
P. O. Box 398
Pocahontas, VA 24635
Telephone: 276-945-2101

Tazewell County Historical Society, Inc.
100 E. Main Street (the Greever House)
P.O. Box 916
Tazewell, VA  24651
Hours: 10:30–1:00, Wednesday and Friday  
E-mail (General Info): info@tazewellhistory.org
E-mail (Research Requests): info@tazewellhistory.org
Telephone: 276-988-4069  

See also Southwest Virginia

Tidewater Virginia

Hugh S. Watson Jr. Genealogical Society of Tidewater Virginia
14415 Old Courthouse Way (Library)
Newport News, VA  23608-3728
E-mail: VATGS@verizon.net
Telephone: 757-988-1055


Vinton Historical Society and Museum
210 E. Jackson Avenue
P.O. Box 32
Vinton, VA  24179
Telephone: 540-342-8634 (museum)
E-mail: info@vintonhistorymuseum.org

See also Roanoke Valley

Virginia Beach

Princess Anne County Virginia Beach Historical Society
2040 Potters Road
Virginia Beach, VA  23454 
Telephone: 757-491-3490
E-mail: contactvabgs@gmail.com

Virginia Beach Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 62901
Virginia Beach, VA  23466-2901

Virginia-North Carolina Piedmont Genealogical Society

(Franklin, Halifax, Henry, and Pittsylvania Counties)
Society Search Room
Danville Public Library
2nd Floor
511 Patton Street
Danville, VA 24541
P.O. Box 2272
Danville, VA 24541-2272
E-mail: vancsoc@gamewood.net
Telephone: (434) 250-1225 (long distance calls cannot be returned)

Warren County

Warren Heritage Society
101 Chester Street
Front Royal, VA  22630
E-mail: whsarchives@comcast.net
Telephone: (540) 636-1446

Warwick County

Warwick County Historical Society
1810 Warwick Courthouse
14421 Old Courthouse Way
Newport News, VA 23608
Telephone: (757) 597-1728

See also Tidewater Virginia

Washington County

Historical Society of Washington County, Virginia, Inc.
306 Depot Square
P.O. Box 484
Abingdon, VA  24212-0484
E-mail: whsarchives@comcast.net
Telephone: 276-623-8337

See also Southwest Virginia

Waynesboro (city)

Waynesboro Heritage Foundation, Inc.
420 West Main Street
P.O. Box 517,
Waynesboro, VA 22980
E-mail: info@waynesboroheritagefoundation.com
Telephone: (540) 943-3943

Westmoreland County

See Northern Neck, Tidewater Virginia, Middle Peninsula


Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society
1340 South Pleasant Valley Road
Winchester, VA  22601
E-mail: wchs_133@yahoo.com
Telephone: 540-662-6550

Wise County

Wise County Historical Society
Room 250, Courthouse
Main Street
P.O. Box 368
Wise, VA  24293
Telephone: 276-328-6451

Wythe County

Wythe County Genealogical and Historical Association
165 South 11th Street
P.O. Box 1601
Wytheville, VA 24382
E-mail: wythecogha@gmail.com
Telephone: 276-228-2445

Wythe County Historical Society
115 W. Spiller Street
Wytheville, VA  24382
E-mail: wch_library@wytheville.org
Telephone: 276-228-6061

York County

York County Historical Committee
P.O. Box 262
Yorktown, VA 23690
Telephone: 757-890-3500 (York County Parks and Recreation)

York County Historical Society
12707 Mariners Court Apt. 12
Newport News, VA  23606

See also Tidewater Virginia


 Last revised, Friday, December 8, 2023

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