Westmoreland County Museum And Library

Westmoreland County Museum And Library

This museum was originally built to house Charles Willson Peale's 1768 portrait of William Pitt, the Parliamentarian largely responsible for the repeal of the Stamp Act. The Museum provides exhibits and programs of the important history of Westmoreland County and its people. The exhibits include a geographical look at the region and depict life in Westmoreland County, and the Northern Neck from the time of Virginia's Indians and first English settlements through to the early 20th century. This museum is also home of the Northern Neck of Virginia Historical Society and the Presidents' Garden, the first garden in the region designed by Charles Gillette.