You often hear folks say, “If these walls could talk . . .” My walls would tell you a story that would span over a century. They would speak of hard times and joyous ones. They would tell you about the numerous parties hosted here by my three owners over the last 125 years. They would speak of the abundant harvest of shellfish and agriculture from the Eastern Shore.
Agriculture is and has always been the foundation for the economy of Virginia’s Eastern Shore. The last decade has seen the area become better known for tourists with the Harvest Festival and Birding Festivals and many smaller Harbor Parties given by the local towns.
Two years before I was built the railroad was extended from Maryland down to Cape Charles. This was a great boon to the local economy. It resulted in area watermen and farmers being able to get their harvest not only to northern markets but also to southern markets on the railcars floated across the Chesapeake Bay by barge to the Hampton Roads. The addition of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel in the 1960’s made the Eastern Shore much more accessible and resulted in more folks purchasing a second home to vacation and enjoy the beautiful setting and mild climate.
Folks refer to me as a ‘grand old home’. It’s been my pleasure to welcome weary travelers for a visit or host and afternoon soiree or the party for the prom. This 1886 Victorian at Eastville Station is looking
forward to welcoming new visitors, just as it has for almost 125 years now! The ‘back forty’ is still owned by the same family that built me originally. Come see us!