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Tompkins Cottage Museum Open
September 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until October 28, 2023
Open April 1st – October 28th!
The cottage, which is headquarters for the Mathews County Historical Society, is named for Christopher Tompkins, a local sea captain, planter, local merchant, and member of the state legislature. He bought the cottage property in 1837 and is the first known owner.
Exhibits include a room dedicated to the history of Mathews County which serves as a gift shop, two rooms representing a home from the 1840s to the 1900s, and a room dedicated to Sally Louisa Tompkins who was the first woman commissioned in an American military unit.
The Tompkins Cottage is registered as a Virginia Historic Landmark and placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.