Gifts, Knickknacks, Antiques, Souvenirs

There are a lot of fun shops to browse, but when driving along bucolic stretches of road, you may wonder where anything commercial might be found. Urbanna and Deltaville, Gloucester Court House and Hayes are areas that have a good number of shops that visitors can enjoy. There are others along the way. Here's a list to get you started. For now, it only covers the Bay end of the peninsula. Keep in mind that local business hours are often short; shops for non-essentials may open at 10 or 11 and close at 4 or 5.

State highways and county roads have names rather than numbers when used for mailing addresses. Here are the main roads in our end of the peninsula:

  • VA Route 14 = John Clayton Memorial Highway
  • VA Route 17 = George Washington Memorial Highway
  • VA Route 33 = General Puller Highway
  • VA Route 198 = Buckley Hall Road

The area code on this peninsula is 804 (same as Richmond; Williamsburg and Newport News are in 757).

Middlesex county

  • Bonnie Scot, 910 Gloucester Rd., Saluda 758-4500
  • Coffman's on the Coast, 10675 Gen. Puller Hwy., Hartfield 776-7766
  • Courthouse Antiques, Saluda 758-4861
  • Five Senses, 290 Virginia St., Urbanna 758-8880
  • Gift Box, 507 Gloucester Road, Saluda 758-3892
  • J & W Seafood, Gen. Puller Hwy., Deltaville (gourmet and gift items as well as fresh seafood)
  • Latitudes, 16648 Gen. Puller Hwy., Deltaville 776-0272
  • Nauti Nell's, 16507 Gen. Puller Hwy., Deltaville 776-9811
  • River Birch Gifts, 5944 Gen. Puller Hwy., Locust Hill 758-8814
  • Taste Gourmet Foods, Urbanna. Open Thursdays-Saturdays 10-5.
  • Through the Garden Gate, 241 Virginia St., Urbanna 758-9686
  • Urbanna Antique Mall, 124 Rappahannock Ave., Urbanna 758-2000
  • Urbanna Flea Market & Antiques, 165 Urbanna Road, Urbanna 758-4042
  • Wilton Cottage Garden, Gen. Puller Hwy., Hardyville (florist with nice gift shop)

Mathews County

  • Annie Rooney's Antiques, Route 198, Mathews 725-4600
  • The Blue Heron, Route 198, Hudgens 725-0424
  • Colonial Gift Shop, Mathews 725-2136
  • Courthouse Collectibles, Main St., Mathews 725-9717
  • Dilly Dally Emporium, Route 14, Mathews Court House 726-0955
  • Fiddlers Green Antiques, 6568 Main St., Gloucester 694-3231
  • Hollyhock Cottage, Mathews Court House 725-1440

Gloucester County

  • Feather Your Nest, 6602 Main St., Gloucester 695-9501
  • Fiddlers Green Antiques, Main St., Gloucester
  • Gloucester Emporium, Gloucester 693-7864
  • Heavenly Touch Bath & Body Boutique, 4894 George Washington Memorial Hwy., Hayes 695-1321
  • Holly Hill Antiques, 9162 John Clayton Mem. Hwy., Gloucester 695-1146
  • Simple Gifts, Hayes 642-2117
  • Swan Tavern Antiques, 4183 Geo. Washington Mem. Hwy., Ordinary 642-3460
  • Twice Told Tales Ltd., Main St. & York Ave., Gloucester 693-9209
  • 2 by 2 Gifts (for pets & their owners), 6732 Main St., Gloucester 693-6900

Essex County

  • A to Z Antiques, Inc., 608 Church Lane, Tappahannock 443-4585
  • Coffman's on the Coast, Queen St. & Water Lane, Tappahannock 443-8300
  • Crying Shame Frame Shop, 103 Church Lane, Tappahannock 443-0070
  • The Enchanted Bee, 325 Queen St., Tappahannock 443-3856
  • Essex Square Antique Mall, 1629 Tappahannock Blvd., Tappahannock 443-0335
  • The French Connection, 900 Church Lane, Tappahannock 445-8817
  • Hoskins Creek Table Company, 1014 Church Lane, Tappahannock 443-6500
  • Mayhew's Antiques, 321 Queen St., Tappahannock 443-2961
  • Nadji Nook Antiques, 303 Queen St., Tappahannock 443-3298
  • Old Church Store, 331 St. Matthew's Church Rd., Champlain 301-499-1039 or 240-381-7870; Saturdays 8 to 3, or by appointment
  • Pizazz, Church & Queen Streets, Tappahannock 387-3759
  • Queen Street Antique Mall, 227 Queen St., Tappahannock 443-2424
  • Riverside Accents, 1251 Tappahannock Blvd., Tappahannock 443-6338

Plant Nurseries & Garden Centers

  • Gardeners Choice, Hwy 360 Tappahannock VA 22560 443-4769
  • Green Hand Gardens, 5900 Geo Washington Memorial Hwy Gloucester VA693-4772
  • Green Planters Garden & Landscape Nursery, Hayes 642-7505
  • Hall's Produce & Nursery, George Washington Mem Hwy Tabb VA 23693 867-8706 2707
  • M&M Building Center, 10859 Gen Puller Hwy Hartfield VA 803 776-7777 and 776-6051
  • Hudgins Nursery & Garden Center, 2604 Hudgins Road Hayes 642-2802
  • Lee-Rye Nursery, Hayes 642-4678
  • Mobjack Nurseries, Inc., Mathews, 725-3416 or 725-3198 Email
  • Pinetop Garden Center, Harmony Grove, Topping VA 23175 758-7052 Nursery 758-4052
  • River Birch Landscaping & Nursery, Locust Hill 758-2316
  • Roadview Farm Nursery Inc, Nursery Lane, Gloucester VA 23061 693-4772 5490
  • Southern States Cooperative Inc., Gloucester 693-3411
  • Swinson's Nursery, Hwy 619, Tappahannock VA 22560 443-4443
  • Tatterson Greenhouses Garden Shop, Route 14, Port Haywood VA 725-5410
  • WalMart, Gloucester county
  • Wilton Cottage & Garden, Route 33, Hartfield 776-9103
  • Windsor Gardens, Mathews, Cathy Mitchell 725-9794 Email
Deltaville's don't-miss store, Nauti Nell's
Don't miss Nauti Nell's in Deltaville
Nautical consignment
Nautically-themed gifts, jewelry, housewares and toys
Open Wed-Sun
804 776-9811
Nursery, florist, gift store
13477 General Puller Hwy
Hartfield, VA 23071
804 776-9103
Open Mon-Sat
Nursery, florist, gift store