Urbanna, Virginia was established as a port for the shipment of tobacco to England. Urbanna’s Tobacco Warehouse, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1766 and serves as a visitors center today. The Middlesex Courthouse, also listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1748 and is one of 11 colonial era courthouses still standing in Virginia. Urbanna is full of quaint shops and restaurants, and the Urbanna Oyster Festival is held the first Friday and Saturday of November of each year. This annual event features oyster specialties and other Chesapeake Bay seafood, a parade, fine arts exhibits and visiting tall ships. The event attracts over 50,000 visitors a year.
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