LVHS Offices and Facilities will be CLOSED THANKSGIVING WEEK Nov 22-29. Winter Closure: December 17 will be the last day of operations for 2021 and LVHS will be closed to the public until March 2022.

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. We recommend you make your request at least one week in advance. Call 804-462-7280 or e-mail us to request an appointment. Visit Library page to learn more.

Masks required for ALL Visitors and Staff

 “Two Centuries of Slavery in Lancaster County, virginia” 

A FREE VIDEO of the featured presentation by Lois Williams, given at our October 26, 2021 Annual Membership Meeting, about her forthcoming book can be viewed at


Fall 50-50 Raffle Winners!

Congratulations to our Raffle Grand Prize winner #133 DaRelle L. of Hampton VA and Bonus Prize winner #540 Andrea G. of Ellicott City MD! Many, many thanks to everyone who supported our Raffle, Soup Sale, and Bake Sale. You are keeping LVHS going strong!

Genealogy Topics, Tools, and Tips
Lecture Series Recordings

You can still register to watch the Recorded Videos and receive the lecture handouts! Series of six stand-alone programs presented by Sharon Hodges, a professional genealogist, researcher, lecturer, and LVHS member. See online registration page for fees and details.