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All three air conditioned guest rooms feature a private bath and have accommodations for two or more in each room.

The rooms are furnished with comfortable chairs, reading lights on both sides of the bed, and other amenities to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

The Blue Room has a queen bed plus a queen hide-a-bed;

The Rose Room has a double bed and two twin beds;

Yellow Room has a queen bed.

At any time of day, we invite you to relax in the living room with our books, piano, cable TV and magazines.

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    Thanks so much for opening up your home. We had a grand time and great conversation. Your knowledge of the area and suggestions were well received.

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    Your hospitality was a welcome break in our busy lives. We feel like we can face the world and teenagers again. Everything was lovely and the food delicious.

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    Thank you for sharing your beautiful house. This was a perfect place to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary. Breakfast was incredible, particularly the baked pears.

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Come and just relax

Come and just relax, or enjoy some of these attractions convenient to 76 Market Street.


  • Bicycling
  • Picturesque (deep water) Onancock Creek
  • Excursions to Tangier Island and the Barrier Islands
  • Nature Conservancy Wildlife Refuge
  • Kerr Place – home of the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society

Things to do

  • Chincoteague and sandy Assateague National Seashore
  • Kiptopeke State Park
  • Nearby scheduled hunting
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Boat ramps
  • Chartered fishing

Eastern Shore

Boat rentals
Chartered fishing
Personalized boat excursions
Ponies at Assateague National Seashore
Pony Penning at Chincoteague
YMCA – just three miles to a brand new


Check in time is 3:00 PM.
Check out time is 11:00 AM.
We are a smoke-free facility.
Children over 6 are welcome.
No pets please.

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A scrumptious full breakfast – with hot entrees, freshly baked breads and muffins, juice, fresh fruits, teas and coffee – greets you each morning. Join other guests in the dining room or have your breakfast on the back deck.


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The Best Hiking Trails in Virginia

If you are taking a trip to Virginia and hiking is one of the things that you want to do, then this list of hiking trails is for you. Sure, this will all depend on where you are staying in the state and what your capabilities are as a hiker, but there is something for everyone here on this list. The only research that you may have to do a little bit more of is on the weather. Certain trails may not be the most fun to walk around on if the winds are strong or if the weather is supposed to be freezing cold. These different trails range from super steep to moderate and easy. Whether you want a relaxing hike with great views or a difficult hike with a rewarding summit view, there is something on this list for you.

First up is the Hawksbill Mountain. With a wide variety of trails to choose from, this mountain is home to some of the best hiking trails that I have walked and climbed in Virginia. With super steep trails and moderate trails all around, there is a view to find on almost every single one. And when I say view, there is a very nice place somewhere on that trail that looks so good it will make you just want to sit down and look at it for hours.

Mary’s Rock is a very popular hike and has a moderate hike as well as a very challenging hike. The nature around these trails is awesome and during summer and autumn the trees look fabulous. We were told by one of our guides in Virginia that this hike, if you reach the summit, is worth it if you go right before sunset, because the mountains in the distance really make the sun glow over the terrain.

Stony Man is a relatively easy hiking trail that has some great views without any of the challenging steeps trail bits. Again, the surrounding terrain from the views is fabulous and this trail is one that you will be taking tons of pictures on.

If you want a tougher hike with very challenging steep climbs, then Dragon’s Tooth is the trail for you. This is a very popular trail for people that are avid hikers that love a great challenge, and the valley view that you get to look at once you climb for a bit is worth every drop of sweat that you have to give to reach that point. It is a truly stunning panoramic view that looks amazing.

McAfee Knob is one of the best places to take pictures on, hands down. This trail is so cool. The ways that the rocks have formed over time look incredible and the vast view of the distant mountains is insane. If you reach the summit, you will see every mountain all around you for miles, and it is worth every step of the challenge that the trail is.

Museums in Virginia

Virginia is an absolutely beautiful state to visit in the United States. It has some very deep history that is rooted into the United States as well, so it is no wonder that there are tons of amazing museums to visit while you are in Virginia. There are museums for everyone to visit, and I am sure you can find one that you will really enjoy. Even if you think that museums are boring, Virginia’s vast array of categories in the museums that are in the state will definitely make you rethink this.

The first museum that I will put on this list is one for you if you have kids that want something fun and different to do and a place to explore and do that in. The Children’s Museum of Virginia in Portsmouth is a fantastic place to take children so that they can have fun and actually touch things that will help them learn. There are tons of different exhibits to go through and explore in, and there are actually things in the museum that are hands-on for kids to have fun with.

This next museum is for the person that wants to explore nature and more specifically, the nature that can be found in Virginia. The Virginia Living Museum is an open-air museum, which is the first really cool thing about it. Filled with tons of living exhibits with animals, trees, plants, and all kinds of different natural things from Virginia. The best part is that it is outdoors, so it doesn’t feel like a strange mix of nature that should be outside all crowded under a roof. This museum is a very relaxing place to visit to learn about the different species that live in Virginia while walking around and being in the middle of nature the whole time.

Next is the American Revolution Museum. This museum is for those who are genuinely interested in the history of the United States and how everything worked in succession to bring us to this day’s United States as everyone knows it. There is so much to learn about the Revolutionary War and how it affected the United States as a whole. The museum is filled with tons of information and if you love American history, then you will absolutely love this museum.

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is a museum that anyone of almost any age can find something to look at and really be in awe. With tons of artifacts from space, aircraft that was actually used, and tons of information about all of the different aviation exhibits, this museum is a truly astonishing place that really puts aviation into perspective. It is not as easy as it looks. Getting to see the complex designs in the different kinds of aircraft used for flight on Earth as well as in space is incredible and really makes you wonder how people could come up with such intricate systems that allow these machines to fly.

Must See Tourist Attractions in Virginia

Virginia has some awesome tourist attractions that I absolutely loved to visit. There are tons of different places to go and they can vary from super old historic landmarks to great modern museums. Once you step foot into one of the more historic places in Virginia you won’t want to leave. The different stories that can be found in many locations are absolutely amazing and you will not leave without having learned something new and interesting about the place or the people that used to be there. But if you are more of a nature person, then there are plenty of parks to go to and hike. With tons of cliffs that have amazing views, you can find some great spots to snap some amazing photos.

One great park is the Shenandoah National Park. With mountains and views that will take your breath away, the green tree views in the warmer months are astonishing. I found myself sitting down at one of the look out points and just looking out for what felt like hours. If you love to sit and look around at nature, then this is definitely a place to check out during your visit to Virginia. Another place for those that enjoy nature to visit is Blue Ridge Parkway. With trails to hike or cycle on, this park is an amazing place to visit in Virginia. The trees have more of an autumn color to them and there are some great waterfalls around the trails, so be sure to look out for those. The pictures that you can get in front of them are great and worth the extra steps to get into a nice spot.

If you are into the historic side of Virginia, then Mount Vernon is an amazing place to visit. Being the home of the first president of the United States, this estate is absolutely gorgeous. It is situated right along the Potomac River and the views from the porch are awesome. Every single room holds an amazing piece of United States history and the experience of walking through the first presidents home is unforgettable. I would highly recommend checking out this estate no matter why you are in Virginia.

Another great tourist attraction in Virginia is the Marine Corps War Memorial. This massive statue is a tribute to the marines and the comrades who fell fighting right next to them. It is an amazing statue that holds so much historic value to the hard-fought war that the United States had to fight through. It is a great reminder of the sacrifice that the marines of that time had to give. It is truly and unforgettable place and I would highly recommend stopping by to honor those who fought but also to look at the amazing talent of the sculptor who crafted this massive statue.

All of these places I have mentioned are great attractions to visit and if you are heading to Virginia, you definitely need to check them out at some point.

Planning a Road Trip Through Virginia

Road trips are a fun and exciting way to go see new sites in any country, and Virginia is one of the better states in the US to take a road trip through. With beautiful landscapes and great cities with historic importance, there isn’t a single town in Virginia without a special story. Set on the east coast of the United States, Virginia is right along the Atlantic Ocean, and has many different rivers flowing from it. Drive along the coast and see some magnificent ocean views, or drive in the mountain ranges and look out at the vast range of amazing trees and rivers all around.

There are plenty of historic sites to stop at in Virginia, from towns that have remains of the civil war, to old ships still afloat in the bay that are able to be seen and even toured. Museums hold many different stories and there are tons of towns that have different types of museums to visit. Head through the countryside into the city and you will find great skyscrapers and tons of places to shop for all kinds of different things. Stop at the beach during the warmer seasons and go for a swim, or relax on a chair and feel the nice breeze. There are tons of things to do in Virginia, with so many different beaches and cities to choose from.

Small Towns

While it may not be the biggest state, it is certainly not the smallest and has tons of options. The best by far are the smaller towns. They offer cool little shops along the road and some of the best food you can eat. Or maybe that’s the whole reason for your road trip. Well luckily for you, Virginia has amazing restaurants in towns that aren’t too far from each other, so you can journey around looking at the sights and then stop and eat at a nice restaurant. Maybe you are out for a weekend little drive and want to see the amazing countryside. Well, I am happy to tell you that Virginia has amazing countryside roads that lead all around the colorful lands with hills all around.

Virginia also holds amazing natural waterfalls and caves all around, so be sure to check those out if you love looking at the beauty of nature. It is always nice to visit these places during cooler seasons since you don’t want to have to endure the humidity that can come when you are in some of the denser forest areas. But if you are heading through Virginia during the warmer months, definitely check out the beaches. Most of them are very clean and the sand is not harsh on your feet, so they make a great afternoon stop to play around in the water and chill out on the soft sands. No matter where you are in Virginia, there is almost always something really cool that you can go check out. It is an amazing state to take a road trip in.

Find out more at Virginia.org.

History of Virginia Real Estate: Williamsburg

Virginia has played a central role throughout the history of the United States. With reasonable prices, you can live in the middle of it with Virginia real estate. The historical significance of Virginia is simply unmatched in the United States. Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson resided in the state as did many of the founding fathers. In the revolutionary war with England, Virginia was front and center in the battle with Williamsburg and Richmond playing central roles. From the Civil War, the battles at locations such as Fredericksburg and Cold Harbor need no introduction. In these modern days, Virginia is unique in seamlessly mixing modern development and old world charm.

One of the most well known historical areas in Virginia is Williamsburg. Williamsburg is a familiar name for many because it is steeped in colonial history. In the 1920s, Rockefeller sunk millions into the renovation of historic homes, pubs, and properties. Today, Williamsburg is an early American gem, as well as a mecca for retirement.

Williamsburg is situated between Norfolk and Richmond, each approximately 45 minutes away. Both cities have international airports, and larger cultural and sports venues to choose from. Norfolk is home to the largest Naval Base on the East Coast, and Richmond has preserved some of the olde southern charm that once made it capital of the South.

Williamsburg: What To See And Do

Diverse and interesting cultural events are available regularly in the city of Williamsburg. A sampling of this includes, Williamsburg Symphony, Shakespeare Festival at the College of William & Mary, Williamsburg Library performances, Colonial Williamsburg Early American Theater and Colonial Williamsburg Living History Performances. There are other historical and local seasonal diversions.

The greater Williamsburg area includes James City and York Counties, and these areas are also steeped in early American history. Many retirees prefer this part of Southeastern Virginia because it has a temperate climate and an excellent mid point location on the Eastern seaboard. The temperature in winter months rarely dips below 40 or 30 degrees, and snow is a rarity. For six to eight months out of the year, temperatures range from 55-90 degrees.

Bird lovers will find Williamsburg an excellent place for birding, because it’s a flyover zone for many species of migrating birds heading south for the winter. From November through March, there are an abundance of flocks of feathered visitors to the area. Additionally, this area of Virginia represents the northernmost tip of a sub-tropical zone, so the variety of plants, flowers, shrubs, and trees are vast. Outdoor gardening can be done 9-10 months out of the year. Near coastal or tidal areas a good deal of the soil is mixed with sand, which makes for fertile gardening.

Overall, the Tidewater area and Williamsburg is a premiere tourist destination in Virginia. You’ll find your home filled with long lost acquaintances, family members, and friends with plenty of activities to choose from to keep everyone interested and happy. History buffs will also have plenty to explore in this culturally rich area. Start planning your trip to Williamsburg today.

To learn more, be sure to visit Colonial Williamsburg.

Virginia Bed And Breakfast Options

The state slogan for Virginia is “Virginia is for lovers” and there are plenty of bed and breakfast locations to help lovers spend some quality time together in a peaceful, relaxing and special atmosphere that simply cannot be found in a hotel. As a result, if you live in Virginia or are simply passing through, consider a Virginia bed and breakfast for your accommodations and you will certainly enjoy your stay even more.

Virginia is a very diversified state in the fact that there are mountains, city, the beach, and everything in between. And, no matter where you find yourself in Virginia there will be a bed and breakfast to meet your needs. Of course, there are more bed and breakfast locations in the cities especially closer to Washington D.C., but there are so many bed and breakfast locations that you can truly find just what you are looking for no matter where you find yourself.

Bed and Breakfast: Benefits

It might be difficult to just happen across a bed and breakfast in Virginia however because they are generally houses with signs, but nothing to compete with the big lit signs of hotels. As a result, you should plan ahead and look for Virginia bed and breakfasts in one of the many bed and breakfast directories available. Doing this will allow you to find all the bed and breakfasts listed in Virginia and you can check out rates, amenities, and then contact the b and b to make a reservation. Having your stay planned in advance will make you rest easy.

A bed and breakfast in Virginia is really a great option because it is almost as if you are staying at home, but with someone preparing a full breakfast for you and willing to meet your every need and even whim. As a result, a bed and breakfast can be an enjoyable and very romantic place to stay. If you are planning a trip to Virginia, check out the bed and breakfast options and you will more than likely choose to stay in a bed and breakfast on your next trip to Virginia.

Like the name suggests a bed and breakfast will serve you breakfast! Most bed and….
breakfast owners take great pride in their breakfasts offering a wide variety of dishes to fit your needs or requirements. This may include fresh fruit, hot meals, cereal or other delicious foods. Make sure you let you host know about any special dietary requirements.

The bed and breakfast experience is unique. The exist in different locations, and offer different services. For example, some bed and breakfasts offer packages that are not available through a standard hotel chain. Bed and breakfast inns located on a ranch or lake may offer horseback riding or fishing as part of your visit. Staying at a bed and breakfast may also give you discounts on a round of golf, dinner at restaurant, or nature trips.

On your next Virginia vacation stay at a bed and breakfast. You’re guaranteed to get great services, higher quality food and a personal touch that cannot be beat!

To find various bed and breakfast locations around Virginia, visit BedandBreakfast.com.

Virginia Tradeshows & Festivals

Virginia is a place rich in celebrations and tourism indicates that the state is committed to nourishment and harvests, history, legacy, occasions, wines and drinks, collectibles, music, horses, winged animals, craftsmanship, water crafts, and loved ones. Virginia festivals and trade shows are yearly occasions where guests are certain to not just discover what they search for in exchange yet in addition appreciate the nourishment, appears, recreations, rides, and displays. Trades show in many states have a big impact on local economies—for example, service industries and companies like Boerne Air Conditioning Experts can gain new customers from these festivals and events.

Town Point Virginia Wine Festival

The annual festival features the oldest and largest wine festival of Hampton Road, with musical entertainment while sampling over thirty vintages from the premier makers of wines in Virginia. Additionally, gourmet foods and specialty products are available throughout the week of the festival.

Puquoson Seafood Festival

The festival is an annual event that tributes the working watermen of the Chaespeake Bay, as well as the rich coastal custom of the place. The festival features outstanding national and regional musical entertainment, some savory dishes from its waters such as crab cakes, oysters, clams, shrimp, soft shell crabs, clam chowder, catfish, crab soup, and a lot of other festival favorites.

Charlottesville Vegetarian Festival

This is one of the annual Virginia festivals and trade shows that is not for vegetarians alone, but features a hundred exhibitors and six-thousand visitors every year. The outdoor festival is free in celebration with healthy and humane lifestyle, including free delicious, vegan food samples, restaurant booths, exhibitors, nonprofit and educational organizations, dog and cat adoption fair, and much more.

Savor Virginia Food and Beverage Expo

The fall event is to celebrate outstanding Virginia grown products with exhibitors and activities planned throughout the month of October, featuring Virginia apple month and Virginia pumpkin month. The event is one of Virginia festivals and trade shows that enhance the rich agricultural industry of Virginia.

Virginia Beef Expo

The trade show is hosted by the Virginia Beef Industry, featuring beef fest’s, exhibitors of various products and services for the beef industry, plus cattle displays, contests, and exhibitors who discuss cattle needs, from vaccines to equipments.

Chocolate Lovers Festival

The festival is an annual festival for all ages that features activities for families, including the Taste of Chocolate, with chocolate vendors promoting their goods; the Chocolate Challenge, which is an art extravaganza using chocolates as the medium; Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast that features chocolate chip pancakes; as well as children’s activities, craft shows, historic re-enactments, and special events. Some of the events have an admission fee and others are free.

Every year the Chocolate Lovers Festival chooses a charitable institution to donate a fraction of the proceeds raised from the festival. The aim of the festival is to attract visitors to the Old Town Fairfax and support the public’s participation to foster cooperation among the business community, government, and local residents.

In the end, Virginia festivals and trade shows are a brilliant and fun way of attracting traders and visitors to Virginia, as well as boosting the place’s popularity and business industries. Whether you are passing through Virginia for business or travel, you won’t be disappointed.

Visiting Luray Caverns

Luray Caverns is a beautiful and historical American cave in the Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia. People have flocked to marvel at the Luray Caverns’ clear pools and massive rooms since 1878. This cave even houses the gigantic natural musical instrument, the Stalacpipe Organ. According to the Virginia Travel Blog, “the constant 50-some degree temperature of each cavern is quite welcoming on a hot, humid day, and the old-fashioned soda fountain you’ll find in one cavern gift shop just adds to the summertime pleasure.”

The main features of the caverns are the enormous calcite formations that decorate the caverns. Countless stalactites (hanging formations) and stalagmites (formations jutting upward from the ground) have, over time, arranged themselves into stunning structures, often other-worldly in appearance. Comprised of calcium salts, these structures vary greatly in size and shape. Some of the most notable are the Double Column (a massive joining of stalactites and stalagmites) and Titania’s Veil, a display of calcite in its purest form. Giant’s Hall, where the Double Column resides, is home to multiple calcite creations, but no matter where in the caverns you go, you’ll find yourself made speechless by your surroundings.

The caverns also contain those clear pools of water we mentioned earlier, which mirror their surroundings, adding to the subterranean beauty—there’s definitely no need for rain gutter installation in these caverns. You’ll see the Dream Lake and the Wishing Well, the former creating an identical reflection of the stalactites hanging above it, the latter filled with coins and possessing an appearance that resembles both the ocean floor and outer space. Another special feature in the caverns is the Stalacpipe Organ. This is the largest musical instrument created, making use of over three acres of stalactites and cavernous echoes to create a magnificent organ sound. A console of four keyboards and wiring that spans over more than five miles come together to control this instrument; although the organ is sometimes played manually, it is usually set to automatically play seasonal songs.

Located in the Shenandoah Valley, the Luray Caverns are a must-see Virginia attraction for tourists and locals alike. In addition to Luray Caverns, you may want to make a visit to the Shenandoah Caverns, which is the only Virginia cavern with elevator service. The Shenandoah Caverns are among the most accessible caverns to explore during your vacation to the Shenandoah Valley. An hour long guided tour will take you deep into the ground where you will witness seventeen rock rooms like Grotto of the Gods. You will also see stunning formations like the calcite crystals of Diamond Cascade and be amazed that anything underground can sparkle so pristinely.

Another spot is Endless Caverns, where you can enjoy a 75-minute tour and learn about their unique geology and intriguing history. Found at the foot of the Massanutten Mountain range behind a pile of boulders, this is among the caverns near Harrisonburg that have been explored since the 19th century.

Regardless of which are Virginia’s beautiful caverns you choose to visit, they are all great vacation spots—especially for history lovers.

For more information, visit Luray Caverns.

Virginia Wine Country

With more than 300 wineries in the state, Virginia is a wine lovers happy place. According to Virginia is For Lovers, Virginia’s wine trails “allow aficionados to sip their way across the Commonwealth and experience everything from Albarino to Viognier. Be sure to include an exclusive winemaker’s dinner or festival to your trail pursuit. Or, happen upon live music and hot air balloon rides.” If you’ve never been to a winery or you’re not a wine connoisseur, it can be a little bit intimidating. You’ll notice that many tour guides will use a lot of technical wine vocabulary, or there are people in your group that know each and every lit bit of information that is to know about wine. But don’t worry if you’re not a master in wine flavors and varietals, you can still enjoy all that Virginia Wine Country has to offer.

Virginia Wine Trails

As you embark on the Virginia Wine Trail, don’t be embarrassed to start with a guidebook. No matter how much you know about wine, there’s always more to learn. Even professionals use these handy resources, because they’re a great place to learn about all of the tasting options. Also, don’t be afraid to ask questions at the winery itself. Those working at the wineries are usually eager to send you down the road to their friends. What’s more—at least in small towns in Virginia—nearly everyone you meet will have an opinion about which wines to sample. And if you like a wine that you taste, after some tastings you won’t know anymore which wine was that that made you crave for more. So if you want to go home and order that favorite wine at a restaurant (or avoid the ones you really didn’t like) take some little notes so that you won’t forget what fancied you the most.

Another important thing to keep in mind as you embark on the Virginia Wine Trail is to give yourself plenty of time—don’t rush. Wine is one of the ultimate “slow foods.” If you’re having fun, a tasting can last over an hour, so set aside plenty of time between visits. You and your party will be glad you’re not in a hurry—and so will the person leading the tasting. Also, remember that the best way to enjoy wine is with delicious food. Inquire with those at the winery about local restaurants in the area.

Lastly, think about your outfit choices before you head to the winery. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes so that you can stroll through the vineyards without getting your feet dusty or deal with any mud on the grounds. If the tour is in the outside, odds are that you will spend some time under the sun, so bring along a hat and sunglasses. Conversely, always be prepared for rain. There’s nothing worse than a little rain ruining your wine parade.

For more information about locations and wineries along the Virginia Wine Trail, visit Virginia is For Lovers.

Top 6 Places You Shouldn’t Miss In Onancock

Barrier Island Center

Onancock is a town in the state of Virginia, United States. The town was referred to as “the Gem of the Eastern Shore”. The town has a population less than 1500. Let’s discuss the best things to do in Onancock.

Barrier Island Center

Red Queen Gallery:

Red Queen Gallery is a fantastic place that holds the collections of works of local artists. They have unique handcrafted novelties including jewelry, pottery, and fanciful gifts. They also frame every work of art. Todd Brown is a local artist who was inspired to paint a series of Eastern Shore landscapes. The works of Todd hold a major place in the Red Queen Gallery.

Captain Dan’s Sunset Boat Tour:

Visitors to Onancock and Easter Shore have an exciting opportunity to take Captain Dan’s Sunset Boat Tour. The tour covers the island of Chincoteague giving the tourists a chance to watch the wild horses on Assateague. The boat is 26 foot long and can accommodate six guests. Visitors can also see the beautiful sunset, oyster beds, and the Wallops Island.

NASA rocket launch:

The tourist center is open at Wallops Island to watch every launch of NASA rockets. The Visitor Center is found around 4 miles from the launch pad with a perfect view of every launch from the ground to sky. Parking is accessible on a first come, first serve basis.

Woody’s Beach BBQ and Eatery:

Woody’s is a fabulous place to spend your mealtime in Onancock. They make a wide range of inventive sandwiches, pork, and seafood dishes. Their best dish is the Clipper which is cooked using pork, chicken, rum sauce and slaw.

Tom Thumb Workshops:

Tom Thumb Workshops is a retail shop that offers fine art products, handcrafted materials, spices, herbs, candle and soap making supplies. They also make custom framing and printing. Tom Thumb Workshop is located in the north of Chesapeake Bay bridge-tunnel. They provide internet access at a low cost for tourists who are in Onancock for a visit and for the ones who need to check their email.

Barrier Island Center:

The Barrier Island Center was built to hold the memories of lives lost during the major storms in 1933. It is also the museum which has the artifacts of the residents of the island before the storm. The Barrier Island Center is the place which holds up the information about the lost culture of the barrier island. Barrier Island was once home to a majority of fishing communities. The island center was found in 1996, and it has been open to visitors since 2002.