Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways History Museum / Visitor Center

We are proud of our work to preserve this nation’s history, and the completion of Phase I of our Museum / Visitor Center! 

This Georgian style building located on the Intracoastal Waterways is a welcoming place for travelers by both land and water. This 12,000 sq. ft. (Phase I: 8,550 sq. ft.) building commemorating the historic importance of the Revolutionary War Battle of Great Bridge and the history of our waterways is located adjacent to a reclaimed portion of the original battle site. 

The  museum building currently has a 3,000 sq. ft. permanent gallery, a 2,000 sq. ft. gallery for changing exhibits that demonstrate the importance of both the Battle of Great Bridge and the historic waterways, a museum gift shop, and a resource room for local historical research. The completed Museum / Visitor Center will house a 100-seat auditorium for multimedia presentations and lectures and a multipurpose meeting room with a catering kitchen. This Museum / Visitor Center is the information center for the larger project being undertaken cooperatively by the City of Chesapeake, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the Foundation: to create an historic park that encompasses the four quadrants of land that surround the intersection of Battlefield Boulevard and the canal at Great Bridge. 

The Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways Museum is quickly becoming an important destination for education, with a partnership between it and area schools.  As planned, the building is a vital asset to the community and will continue to be an educational and community resource for years to come.

2022 Best History Museum, Bronze

Contact Information
1775 Historic Way, Chesapeake, VA 23320, USA
Phone: 757-482-4480