Directions to Saxis Island
Museum hats, Denim Shirts, T-Shirts and Oyster Knives are now for sale in the Museum Store

The book, "Almost an Island," about the history of Saxis, VA by Kirk Mariner is also for sale in the museum store.
Saxis Oystermen c1900
Softcrabs ready for the market at Linton's Crab Company at Saxis, VA
The Saxis Island Museum
is Open for Business
The Saxis Island Museum opened it's doors for the first time on September 7, 2013 in conjunction with a town wide yard sale. The museum, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is located next to the Saxis Post office.

The museum was created to help preserve the history of Saxis Island and to document the lives of the people that made a living on the island and in the surrounding waters of the Chesapeake Bay. While documenting the fading lifestyle of the Saxis Island watermen, the museum will help educate current and future generations on the dangers of misuse of the Chesapeake Bay and its ecosystems.
Museum Store
Click here to go to the
Museum store
For information about this project send your questions to the email address below.
Did you know that 12 museums up and down the Eastern Shore will be open to the public for free on Friday, April 25th?

That is the day before Eastern Shore's Garden Tour. Each museum on this heritage trail shares a unique perspective of Eastern Shore history and we encourage you to check them all out.

Celebrate the heritage and culture of the Eastern Shore and call your museum of choice to schedule your visit.

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