Cape Charles Museum and Welcome Center

“Hear” the locomotive whistle of the founding railroad and “smell” the salt air on elegant steamers like the Elisha Lee, thanks to a rich archival photo collection that brings this 1886 bayside railroad town’s past to life. Models of sailing vessels, barges and ferries, mix with many vintage vestiges of daily life - a 1940s telephone switchboard, a local blacksmith’s handcart circa 1920. Outside an original Shore railroad passenger station stands sentinel with classic caboose and baggage car. Walk back in time then walk out the door and down the same streets over a century later.