Beginning on March 4, 2017, the museum of the Historic Society of West Point will be open from 12 noon to 3 PM every Saturday. In order to maintain this schedule, we need three volunteers to greet guests, introduce them to the museum and answer their questions. These should be:

1. a member of the HSWP executive board
2. an adult interested in interpreting the museum
3. a student interested in history and its presentation.

Please sign up here for dates that are currently open and indicate which of the above three categories you fit into.

View the exhibits in our new museum


Welcome to the web site of the Historical Society of West Point, Virginia. Our goal is to make these pages into a rich repository of information about the history of this small community at the confluence of the Pamunkey and Mattaponi Rivers into the York River. (map) Much of this information will consist of memories and personal histories of those who have made up this community, together with pictures of their homes, churches and businesses, and of documents and objects which tell about their lives. Your collaboration and assistance are crucial to the building of this repository. If you have items (pictures, documents, objects to photograph, etc.) that can contribute to the telling of the story of West Point, please contact any of our board members, whose names can be found on our "Contacts" page, or send an email to

You can also help in this effort by joining the Historical Society and supporting it financially. To do so, go to this page.

Visit our Facebook page

Support us when you shop for Christmas items. Click on the above icon and Amazon donates a percentage of your purchase to the historical society

P.O. Box 1556, West Point, VA 23181 - 804-506-3134 -