It is no understatement to say Lancaster County has it all. With nearly 300 miles of shoreline, a rich history, parks, festivals, resorts and robust communities, this destination on the southeastern tip of Virginia’s Northern Neck has something for everyone.


Belle Isle State Park is a destination for the outdoor enthusiast. This 733-acre riverfront park offers camping, canoeing, bike and horse trails, an education center, a boat ramp and areas for hunting and fishing. The park is also home to the annual Bay Seafood Festival held each September. Tickets include all the seafood you can eat, a variety of beverages and live music.

Lancaster Court House has been the seat of the county government since 1742 and is now on the National Register of Historic Places. The historic district includes the Mary Ball Washington Museum and Library which features exhibits about the region’s history and is named after George Washington’s mother who was born in Lancaster County. If you have roots in the Northern Neck, this is the place to do a little genealogical research.

Morattico is a riverside village whose residents have relied heavily on fishing the Rappahannock River. The Morattico Waterfront Museum, housed in the old general store, showcases the identity and heritage of this area. (From the Official Guide of Virginia’s Northern Neck).

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