Join Us on the River
Historic Tappahannock, Virginia is a river town on the rise in Essex County, located on Virginia’s Middle Peninsula, 100 miles south of Washington, D.C., 95 miles north of Norfolk and 45 miles southeast of Richmond.
Retreat here to enjoy what you love most about the outdoors, whether that’s fishing, paddling, hiking or simply savoring a simpler, slower pace. Let history be your guide in this town that Capt. John Smith visited in 1608. Browse the downtown boutiques that feature nautical gifts and artisan specialty items. Go antiquing. Experience true Rappahannock River oysters.
Visit the town museum and national wildlife refuge or play 18 at one of the Commonwealth’s top golf courses. Plan a tasting at a winery. Keep your camera handy to snap a bald eagle or another memorable waterfront sunset.
Do as much or as little as you’d like and ask us about most anything. We delight in sharing our town and surrounding county and look forward to showing you what’s on TAPP.