Welcome To
The Amherst County Museum And Historical Society
154 South Main St - PO Box 741
Amherst, VA 24521

Museum and Research Library hours: 

Tuesday through Friday - 10 AM to 4 PM

Saturday - by appointment only  (Appointments must be made by Thursday before)

We will be closed Friday, April 14, 2017

May be closed noon to 1 PM.

When planning a visit please call ahead for your convenience.

In case of inclement weather the Museum will be closed if the schools are closed.


Upcoming Events...

Please contact the Museum for further information about any events.

**All events are subject to change.**

**Events are free and open to the public except where a fee or restriction is noted.**


2017 Programs:


-Sunday, March 19 at 2:30 PM-

Patriot Pinn's Pearl

Talk and book signing with Dr. Horace Rice

Presented in partnership with Second Stage

Program will be held at Second Stage (old Amherst Baptist Church)

Dr. Rice will talk about his book, Patriot Pinn's Pearl, a historical novel

that chronicles the lives of Cherokee and Wiccocomico Native Americans, focusing on the the Revolution War era. 

Free and open to the public - light refreshments served


-Thursday, April 6 at 1:00 PM-

Card/Board Game Afternoon Fundraiser

$10 per person - chose your own game to play

Refreshments will be available 


-Saturday, April 8 at 9:30 AM-

Members Only Tour:

Plantation Pharsalia in Nelson County 

With Foxie Morgan

$15 / per person, pre-registration required

Not a member?  See our membership tab for information on joining.


- Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 10 AM to 4 PM-

Amherst County Batteau Day at Riveredge Park

Amherst County Recreation and Parks, Amherst County Museum & Historical Society, Amherst County Chamber of Commerce, Rucker Family Society,

Virginia Canals & Navigation Society, High Peak Sportswear, James River Association, Design Group, the Batteaumen of the James River Batteau Festival

will host the event honoring Benjamin & Anthony Rucker, the inventors of the Batteau over two centuries ago.

Activities include unveiling of historic markers, living history interpreters, period musicians and craftsmen,

activities for the family, food vendors, and more!


We have a Facebook Page and a Facebook group!

The Muse: Fall 2016 (Our newsletter)

Our Mission

Founded in 1976, the mission of the Amherst County Museum & Historical Society is to discover, collect and preserve objects related to the history and genealogy of Amherst County. The Museum & Historical Society shall exhibit, interpret and offer those collections to provide educational experiences for people of all ages.

To contact us by phone: (434) 946-9068

To contact us by mail: P.O. Box 741, Amherst, VA 24521

To contact us by email: staff@amherstcountymuseum.org.


The Amherst County Museum & Historical Society is a private non-profit and is supported by memberships and donations. You can support us by making donations or registering with Shop for Museums when you do your online shopping!


Updated 9 Mar 2017