Recently, I was able to visit Cape Charles, Virginia on the Eastern Shore of the commonwealth. I have seen a lot of people sharing pictures on Instagram and had never been in the town itself.
So I got to mark this off my bucket list.
Cape Charles was created as a railroad town in the late 1880’s. It was a thriving community through the 1950’s but with the opening of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge tunnel and rail service no longer coming through it went through several decades of decline. However, it’s seeing a rebirth so to speak in recent years. A lot of specialty shops and businesses are coming up. Cape Charles also has a nice beach allowing visitors to enjoy the sun along the Chesapeake Bay.
If I read correctly this town has the largest examples of Victorian style homes on the east coast of the United States.
I will have to come again sometime soon and spend more time going through the various shops, look at the Victorian era homes and grab some more photos and stories.