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Rawls Museum Arts:
Rawls Museum Arts, affiliate of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, is a non-profit organization, founded in 1958, to promote the visual and performing arts in and around Southampton County. RMA receives funding from Virginia Commission for the Arts, the City of Franklin, Southampton County, the Business Consortium for the Arts, the Camp Foundations, Southampton Charities and other supporters. RMA's exhibits, gift shop, classes and educational outreach are invaluable to our community.

22376 Linden Street
Courtland, VA 23837

Wednesday-Friday 10:00am-5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm

Southampton Heritage Village/Agriculture & Forestry Museum:
Southampton Heritage Village/Agriculture & Forestry Museum is dedicated to preserving antique farm equipment, hand tools and rural wares. Located on 10 acres of land, visitors enjoy indoor and outdoor displays and exhibits of over 6000 items, many of which are 200 plus years old. Groups and special tours are welcome. 

Admission:        Adults $5.00        School-Age Children $2.00               Preschool Children Free

26135 Heritage Lane
Courtland, VA 23837
757-653-9554 or for tours, call 757-375-2523

Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday

Boykins Museum
The Boykins Museum preserves the rich, rural railroad history of Southampton County. The 1840 train station serves as a country store with antique automobiles and other antiquities on display. Donations are welcome. Hours are variable…call to confirm.

Town of Boykins
18206 Virginia Ave.
Boykins, VA 23827

Heritage Day Festival:
The annual event held  the 2nd Saturday in September draws hundreds of visitors from various parts of the state to celebrate Southampton County's rich cultural heritage on the grounds of the Southampton Heritage Village/Agriculture & Forestry Museum in Courtland. Attractions include seeing the museum's vintage equipment operate, local crafts, music, antique cars/tractors, food, fun and more for the entire family

Admission:        Adults $5.00        School-Age Children $2.00               Preschool Children Free

Franklin-Southampton County Fair:
Held annually, Wednesday through Saturday, the second week of August, at the fairgrounds just outside of Courtland, the Franklin-Southampton County Fair offers something for everyone! In addition to food, rides and first-rate live entertainment, the fair consists of over 1200 exhibits and attracts more than 10,000 people. 757-562-3765


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