Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia


MUSEUM OPEN : Monday-Friday 10am-4pm; Sat 11am-2pmChesterfield Museum

Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia, invites you to visit the Chesterfield County Museum, 1892 Historic Jail and Magnolia Grange located in the county government complex.

County Museum and Historic Jail open Wednesday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Magnolia Grange open Thursday & Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Programs and Events  

Ware Bottom Battlefield Tour   NEW : To register Details: Bryan Truzzie, 804-751-4946.  Registration and payment required at least one week in advance. Wear comfortable walking shoes.  Fridays,  10 a.m. – noon   $8 per person  June 11 


Magnolia Grange: This Federal-style plantation house built in 1822 was named after the circle of Magnolia trees that once graced its front lawn. The house museum is noted for its distinctive architecture. Three families lived in the house, each making important contributions to life in Chesterfield County. Today, the house is furnished with artifacts that interpret life at a country plantation during the 19th century.

Admission fees: Adults-$5/ Seniors-$4/Students ages 5-18- $3/children under age 5-free.  Magnolia Grange Programs


Chesterfield Museum:  The museum serves as a replica of the first colonial courthouse built in 1750. Museum exhibits include Powhatan Indian culture, artifacts from America’s first iron furnace and coal mines, historic Civil War relics and artifacts from early Chesterfield colonial life. Explore a reproduction of an early 20th century General Store. For details regarding Saturday monthly history programs call 804-768-7311. $2/person suggested donation.   Museum Programs





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