If you blink you might miss it, but you wouldn’t want to. The quaint village of Irvington in Lancaster County packs a variety of activity in just under two square miles. It is no surprise that the area is a draw for retirees looking for a nice view and a slower pace. Whether you prefer a day on the golf course, antiquing with friends, visiting the local vineyards, or sailing the Chesapeake Bay, you can find it here.

Historic Christ Church in Irvington, a national historic landmark, is one of colonial Virginia’s best preserved Anglican parish churches. In fact, it still has the original high-backed pews and triple-decker pulpit.

Irvington is home to the Tides Inn and Marina, a nationally recognized resort overlooking Carters Creek. Visit in the Spring and shop the Irvington Farmer’s Market held on the first Saturday of each month. Come during the holiday season and catch special functions hosted by area merchants. And, of course, the summer months provide an opportunity for a number of water-related activities.  (From the Official Guide of Virginia’s Northern Neck).

Irvington Sites to Visit