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Exmore, Virginia is a hidden gem on the Eastern Shore. With so much to explore, you'll never run out of things to do. Take a stroll through the museums, sip on some wine at a local vineyard, or hike the beautiful nature trails. There's something special in every direction. Come see for yourself!

Check out the Water Recreation page, Exmore Town Park page and Exmore History Walking Tour for more things to see and do!

Brownsville Preserve - Volgenau Virginia Coast Reserve 

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11332 Brownsville Road

Nassawadox, VA 23413 

"Birds and other wildlife abound at Brownsville Preserve. From the boardwalk and trails traversing this historic farm, you may see deer, fox, raccoons, blue herons, bald eagles, wild turkeys and many other species of birds."  

The house is closed to the public but the William B. Cummings walking trail is open from sunrise to sunset. 

Chatham Vineyards on Church Creek
9232 Chatham Road | Machipongo, VA 23405
Owners: Jon and Mills Wehner

Tasting Room Hours
Open Daily 10 am - 5 pm Apr - Dec.
Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays Jan - Mar.
Closed for major holidays.

10150 Mill Street
Nassawadox VA 23413

Preserving the rich agricultural heritage of the Eastern Shore of Virginia is the focus of the Peninsula Tractor Organization

"The Peninsula Tractor Organization (PTO) is a group of antique tractor and farm machinery collectors and enthusiasts on Virginia's Eastern Shore. PTO is an IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization whose mission is to preserve the agricultural heritage of the area and share this with others. Anyone who is interested in antique home and farming equipment is welcome to join, whether you have a collection or not." 

7295 Young St
Machipongo, VA, 23405

Tuesday - Saturday
10 AM - 4 PM

"It is a gathering place that welcomes newcomers and travelers with the same warm embrace as the locals whose families planted their roots on the Eastern Shore centuries ago; a space where artists and entrepreneurs celebrate the bounty and beauty of this coastal region alongside watermen and farmers.
It is a creative educator, grounding rural and small-town children in history and the arts, while kids visiting from more urban areas can savor a taste of Eastern Shore country life.
It is a museum that preserves yesterday’s culture of the islanders through artful, immersive galleries that encourage you to linger and imagine or relax and be drawn into beautiful films depicting the struggles and triumphs of this rural lifestyle.

The Barrier Islands Center is, most of all, a storyteller, safeguarding the wisdom of our past for the sake of the Eastern Shore’s future."

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