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In Urbanna, Virginia

Visit The Urbanna James Mills Scottish Factor Store Museum and Visitor Center. Home to the Mitchell Map, considered the most important map in American history, a visit to the Scottish Factor Store museum in charming Urbanna is a journey back into colonial America. The circa 1766 brick building is the last remaining Scottish Factor Store in existence, once serving as a meeting place of tobacco growers and merchants trading goods and news of the day in pre-Revolutionary War America. Today you can find the remarkable 1755 Mitchell Map and other historic exhibits that tell the story of the rise of the New World.

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The restored Scottish Factor Store houses the richly detailed 1755 Mitchell Map. The map was used to negotiate the treaties that ended the Revolutionary War, define eastern states boundaries as recently as the 20th century and was consulted in the 1980s to settle an international dispute. Also learn about tobacco and how it spurred the rise of Virginia as an economic and political powerhouse in the New World.

Other exhibits include celebrating the people, boats and tools of the trade that revolved around the all-important oyster, a signature Chesapeake Bay species. 

Artifacts, photos and models of historical boats that revolved around the oyster industry are housed in the museum’s restored first floor.

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130 Virginia Street Urbanna, VA 23175

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May-Nov. open Thurs-Sun | Dec- April open Sat & Sun | Hours are 11-4, Sundays 1-4

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