Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia

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Thank you for your interest in our county history and we hope you can visit one of our sites soon!  Interested In History If you have a few hours one day a week to spare, then Magnolia Grange and the Museum needs your help. We are in need of a few Docents to help with giving tours and helping with special programs and events. If you are interested, contact Pat Roble at 768-7311 (museum) and Lorie Arnold at 804-748-1498 (Magnolia Grange).

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NoticeNot all historic sites are open to the public.  Castlewood is not available to the publics but soon to be under the direction of the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia.  Eppington Plantation Home is open the first weekend in October annualy.   The Historic 1917 Courthouse is not open to the public.  It is and active court and in use by the Chesterfield Courts.  Because of the Corona Virus Pandemic, the Historic 1892 Jail and Magnolia Grange House Museum have limited open days.  Neither is Summerseat located in Etrrick, VA.  This is a Virginia State University building.  We apologize for the inconvenience.


Chesterfield County's Unique Historical Sites

Castlewood Castlewood, as seen today, was built by Parke Poindexter who served as clerk of the court from 1812 until 1847. Castlewood's five-part design bears no likeness to any other recorded dwelling in Virginia.  The historical home formerly housed the offices and staff of the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia.  We are now in the historic Trinity Church and we have our research library and offices there.  Our holdings focus primarily on the history of Chesterfield county and its families. The collection has been carefully assembled through the years by members and friends of the Society and preserved for the use of this and future generations. We invite the public to make use of our library free of charge. 

And while you are here, check out the museum, the historic 1892 Jail and Magnolia Grange House Museum.  We have rotating exhibits on display.  We hope to have soon Historic Point of Rocks as a favorite place to visit as well.  This site is currently closed to the public.

Historic Photo Collage of Chesterfield County