Museum Exhibits and Gift Shop/Bookstore:

Open to visitors Wednesdays and Fridays 10:00-4:00 in small walk-in numbers. Capacity limits, masks, and social distancing enforced. Self-guided tour includes the featured exhibit "Digging Into Archaeology: Uncovering Pieces of Lancaster's Past" in Lancaster House, plus the 1820s Old Jail and 1797 Clerk's Office.
$5 donation requested for museum admission.
No fee to visit the Museum Shop! You can also Shop Online.

Genealogy & Research Library:

Appointments are subject to staff availability but are generally offered weekdays 11:00-3:00. Contact us to request a reservation. Visit Library page to learn more.

Masks required for ALL Visitors and Staff


LVHS has decided it is necessary to call off the November 13 Oyster Roast due to COVID-19 concerns and the number of attendees, volunteers, and staff involved. A delicious SOUP-TO-GO SALE will be held instead and the FALL 50-50 RAFFLE drawing will still take place. We anticipate that our Oyster Roast will return next year–as fun and tasty as ever–on the second Saturday in November. We appreciate your understanding and ask for your support of our alternate fundraisers.


NEW Soup-to-Go Sale! Pre-Order Now for Nov 13 Pick-Up

Although COVID-19 is preventing us from gathering in-person for our Fall Oyster Roast, we’re giving you a way to take home favorite flavors from the “soup booth.” $13 per quart: Lancaster Stew (our variation on Brunswick Stew with chicken, tomato, corn, lima beans); Navy Bean & Ham Soup; or Vegetarian Bean Soup. Pre-orders required no later than Nov 1, but limited quantities may sell out sooner! (Chicken Noodle sold out as of 10-22-2021). Order online or call 804-462-7280. Pickup Saturday November 13, 12:00-2:00 PM. Plus, we’ll have assorted Bake Sale goods available for extra purchase on-site. Quarts for the CommunityDONATE the cost of a quart to support LVHS and feed our communities in need at the same time! A portion of each donation will be shared with Northern Neck Healthy Harvest Food Bank to provide local meals.

Fall 50-50 Raffle Tickets

On sale now! Fall 50-50 Raffle with a chance to win a cash prize of $800 to $1000. The more tickets we sell, the bigger the prize pot! A matching amount benefits LVHS. $5 for one ticket or $20 for Book of 5 tickets. Buy from Board Members, at the Museum, or Online (with a small processing fee). Drawing on Nov 13, 2021 at 3pm will be live-streamed on Facebook.

Genealogy Topics, Tools, and Tips
Lecture Series Sept-Nov 2021

Attend in-person or by Zoom! Series of six stand-alone programs hosted by LVHS and presented by Sharon Hodges, a professional genealogist, researcher, lecturer, and LVHS member. All programs are on Thursday afternoons. For complete dates, details, and fees, view/download a flyer or see online registration page.

Annual Meeting and History Talk

Did you miss the October 26, 2021 meeting? Free video of the featured presentation, “Two Centuries of Slavery in Lancaster County” by Lois Williams can be viewed at