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Irvington is an historic waterfront town on the southeastern tip of Virginia’s Northern Neck, in Lancaster County. Located just off the Corrotoman River and bordering Carters Creek, the first major deep and protected tidal tributary of the Rappahannock River going north, Irvington boasts nearly nine miles of shoreline and is easily accessible from the Chesapeake Bay.


The Town of Irvington
and the surrounding areas of Kilmarnock, Weems, and White Stone are steeped in history:

  • Among the earliest settlements in Virginia

  • Centuries-old history and traditions of watermen working the creeks and rivers of tidewater Virginia

  • Location of National Historic Landmark Historic Christ Church and Museum circa 1735

  • 1889 schoolhouse turned boutique hotel Hope & Glory Inn, Named one of 30 Great Inns in the US by Travel and Leisure Magazine

  • Steamboat Era Museum, preserving Irvington’s history as a steamboat town during the 1890s and early1900s

Today, the Town of Irvington embraces its romantic colonial coastal “Americana” reputation. Marinas offer transient slip rentals for boats of almost any size draft. There are two boat repair yards with heavy lift capability and boat brokerage firms. National and local racing events are hosted by the local yacht club, which offers reciprocal privileges to many sailing clubs up and down Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic seaboard. One of the largest Cape Dory Typhoon fleets in the world is moored in Irvington.


The addition of world-class resort The Tides Inn makes Irvington a year-round vacation destination for families, couples and those seeking luxury accommodations and amenities, timeless traditions, and Southern hospitality in a tranquil, coastal atmosphere.

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