Architecture and Landscape

Romantic Victorian homes, charming resort cottages and beach bungalows provide visually stunning streetscapes.

Things to See

The Bell House

The privately-owned Bell House, a Virginia Historic Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a beautiful Victorian built in 1883 for Colonel J.O.P. Burnside, son of Civil War General Ambrose Burnside. It next served as the summer residence for the family of Alexander Graham Bell.

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church

Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Colonial Beach, built in 1906, is the second oldest Catholic church in the Northern Neck of Virginia.

Colonial Beach Plaza Bed & Breakfast

Colonial Beach Plaza is a beautifully restored 1900’s Victorian Bed & Breakfast. Furnished with antiques, it reflects the charm of the Victorian Era, including a mantled fireplace, claw foot tubs and Victorian Queen Ann beds. 

Riverview Inn

Originally the Westmoreland Motel, this Colonial Beach landmark was built circa 1950, just half a block from the Colonial Beach Pier on the Potomac River. As ownership changed over the years, it became the Riverview Inn where it was completely renovated but maintains its original charm with neon signs and bright retro 1940’s-50’s colors.

Dennison Street Inn

Built in 1893 for the first mayor of Colonial Beach, Dennison Street Inn is an historic Queen Anne Victorian gem. The owners have painstakingly restored the home to its former glory; and today it operates as an award-winning bed and breakfast with modern comforts and attention to detail.

Tides Inn Market Courtyard

Originally called the SACO House, the Victorian Tides Inn, circa 1905, features a charming courtyard at its adjacent market.

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