TAPP into everything Tappahannock and Essex County has to offer from museums to marinas to wineries to golf and other area attractions.

We welcome you to Tapp into our “Rivah” town with plenty to keep you busy while you’re here. Whether you love history, fishing, the outdoors or boutique shopping, browse our listings to plan your itinerary.

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Blandfield Plantation

Blandfield Plantation

You’ll find yourself in a place of rare beauty among 4,000 acres that includes 600 acres of pristine marsh and 700 acres of open farmland. Blandfield Plantation Mansion completed in 1773 offers an ideal setting for an intimate gathering or gala wedding. Tours available upon request. Blandfield Plantation hosts quail and waterfowl hunting and pheasant shoots with a rustic lodge and boathouse pavilion available for receptions.

Brown Track

Located within the Dragon Run Watershed, this 274-acre parcel of land straddles Essex and King & Queen counties with 9 public hunting zones available for big game, small game and waterfowl hunting.

Caret Cellars

Relax at this veteran family-owned and operated vineyard and winery and visit the tasting room to try a variety of wines and learn about the wine making process. Open Friday, Saturday and Sundays with tastings just $5. Child- and dog-friendly.

Casey Bolt’s Massage

Massage can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being, whether you have a specific health condition or are just looking for another stress reliever.

Dragon Motorsports

Specializes in truck and tractor pulling events.

Duke Street Beach

Duke Street Beach

Swim along the sandy beach at the end of Duke Street.

Essex County Museum

The Essex County Museum, founded in 1996, and the Essex County Historical Society joined forces in 2006 to celebrate the heritage of the town, county, river, and its people and is now the Essex County Museum and Historical Society (ECMHS).

Essex Nails & Tan

Essex Nails & Tan where your journey to ultimate relaxation begins. Essex Nails & Tan strive to provide exceptional nail treatments that enhance your beauty and meet your unique preferences.

Essex Public Library

Check out the Events Calendar for the latest in free programming and community workshops. Events for babies, toddlers, children, tweens, teens, adults and the whole family. Knit and Crochet Club meets twice monthly.

Garrett’s Marina

Service your boat, pick up fishing items and learn up-to-date info on ideal spots to fish at this family-owned marina located on the historic Rappahannock River. Annual Rappahannock River Rockfish Open awards prizes for top three finishers.

Historical Walking Tour of Tappahannock

Transport yourself back in time between the years 1680 to 1850 while exploring the town’s historical buildings on a self-guided tour. The tour includes 13 buildings in and around the water. Highlights include the Old Debtors Prison and Derieux-Scots Arms Tavern, a private home, built circa 1680, making it the oldest house in town

Hobbs Hole Golf Course

Hit the links at one of the state’s top courses that includes a Bermuda grass driving range and a large bent grass putting green. Choose from five tee options among 6,700 yards of play. Lessons by a PGA professional.

June Parker Marina

Family-owned marina since 1986 with river access via its three-trailer wide boat ramp. Rappahannock Roundstern launches its fishing, birding and historical tours here.

Lovely Nails

Lovely Nails, a stylish and modern salon that offers a sanctuary to your nail care needs. Lovely Nails offers a comprehensive menu of services tailored to your individual style and preference.

Marsh Street Park

Located at 523 Marsh St., this beachy park features a swimming pool, covered picnic area and basketball courts.

Max Silver Memorial Courtyard

Max Silver Memorial Courtyard

This recently completed space in the center of town is next to the Essex County Museum & Historical Society. Stroll the courtyard, relax on one of the benches and enjoy the lovely landscaping. Three outdoor exhibit highlight the history of Tappahannock, African American riverboat pilot Bill Manning and Max Silver, for whom the park is named. The courtyard hosts living history and outdoor programs and children’s events.

My Sanctuary Spa

One stop day spa offering beauty and wellness services in the heart of Tappahannock.

New Nails and Spa

New Nails and Spa, where elegance and creativity intertwine to create a magical nail experience. New Nails and Spa strives to exceed your expectations by offering a diverse range of nail treatments tailored to your desires.

Paynefield Farm

This former plantation touts an elegant home, rustic barn, saltwater pool and ample open space to create the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable event. You’ll fall in love as soon as you pull in the driveway.

Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Well beyond the rumble of motoring cars, hear nothing but the sounds of wildlife in its natural habitat. Follow the one-lane gravel path to hike, paddle, hunt and fish. Snap pics from any of three observation platforms. Trails built around ponds and creeks are family-friendly. Set sail from kayak/canoe launch spots. Look skyward for the canopy of mature trees and always be ready for a bald eagle sighting. White-tailed deer and Blue Herons also plentiful.

Rappahannock River Park

Live music, vendors and food trucks and 3rd Thursday concerts and events held on the shore of the Rappahannock River on Newbill Drive.

Rappahannock Roundstern

Feel and taste the water on a classic wooden commercial fishing boat. Lifelong pals Richard Moncure and Nate Parker offer fishing, oystering, bald eagle watching and history-oriented trips on the lower Rappahannock in their Deadrise.

Segar’s Legacy & Event Center

You’re an extended family member when you hold your special event at the spot formerly known as Jazzy J’s owned by Jean and Jamie Segar, who regularly held weekly large family gathering at their home. Segar’s Legacy Events Center that opened in 1993 continues this tradition on a larger scale. Ideal for wedding receptions, fundraisers, baby showers, wine tastings, family reunions and more. Onsite catering and event planning.

St. Margaret’s School

Riverfront girls Episcopal boarding and day school dates back to 1921 when students arrived by steamboat. The campus stretches over 900 feet and can be rented for weddings, camps, meetings and other events. Indoor space can accommodate both small and large groups. River lawn area, the most popular event setting, can accommodate as many as 500 guests. Residence halls offer lodging options.

Sun Nail Salon & Spa

Sun Nail Salon & Spa

Sun Nail Salon & Spa, where beauty and relaxation meet. Step into our upscale nail salon and immerse yourself in a world of indulgence. Sun Nail Salon & Spa offers a wide range of nail treatments to suit your individual style and preference.

Tappahannock Art Gallery

Enjoy and buy art at this downtown cooperative gallery of the Tappahannock Artists Guild that showcases the work of local artists and educates the community with cultural programming. The guild is part of the River to Bay Artisans Trail that links the gallery with other art venues on the Middle Peninsula.

Tappahannock Central Park

Tappahannock Central Park

Tappahannock Central Park is an upcoming 2-acre park located at 234 Virginia Street that will consist of expansive green spaces, state-of-the art playground and splashpad equipment, walking and biking paths, and dedicated spaces for community events and gatherings. The park currently features 3 accessible pickleball courts and one tennis court available for public use. The park’s completion is expected in March of 2024.

The Glamper Salon

Forging a new trial in beauty. Our motto is: Be Love Be Sweet Be Beautiful. We offer a unforgettably unique experience that brings beauty to your day! So whether you are getting dressed to impress, saying “I do” or just looking for that perfect cut and color we have everything you need to #GETGLAMPED

The Gym

The Gym was established to give individuals the opportunity to become the best they can be. The Gym put together cardio, cable machines, selectorized machines, plate loaded machines and free weights to get individuals to their goals. The Gym is open 24/7, because they know not everyone is a 9-5’er.

Thomas Downing Bridge

Thomas Downing Bridge

Built in 1963, this bridge that is the gateway to Tappahannock along Route 360 divides Richmond and Essex County and carries more than 14,000 vehicles per day over the Rappahannock River. Prior to the original bridge being built in 1927, only ferries served the area. The bridge is named for State Sen. Thomas Downing.

Tip-Sea Charters

Tip-Sea Charters

The Northern Neck’s premiere do-all charter service. With over 25 years of experience fishing, hunting, and navigating the waterways of the Northern Neck Captain, Daniel Kurdziel, created Tip-Sea Charters LLC to let you, the customer customize your experience on the water.

Veterans Memorial

This historic marker on Cross Street honors those born in Tappahannock who served our country.

Wind Vineyards

Monster trucks and wine? They often pair together at this scenic 700-acre farm with its own sunflower field just outside of Tappahannock. The same Blue Ridge minerality that infuses the Rappahannock’s signature seafood flavors the soils in the vineyard, producing some of the most desirable wines in the region. Wind Vineyards hosts multiple festivals and events year-round.

Public Canoe and Kayak Launches

Bowlers Wharf

At the end of Route 684 in Center Cross

Dock Street Public Landing

At the end of Dock Street in Tappahannock

Layton Ramp

On Route 637 in Tappahannock

Fuel Up

Chill Stop Citgo

Courthouse Exxon

Fas Mart #8


Raceway #981

Sheetz #290

Sunoco Service Station

Tappahannock Exxon


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Wind Vineyards Brings Gold Medal Wine Trail to Tappahannock for the First Time

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