About Us

The Mathews Maritime Foundation | a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation

The mission of the Mathews Maritime Foundation is to preserve, present, and participate in the rich maritime and cultural heritage of Mathews County, Virginia. The foundation is dedicated to preserving this rich heritage through research, documentation, conservation, and education. Incorporated on January 6, 1999, it has 2 locations, the Mathews Maritime Museum and the Gwynn’s Island Boat Shop, and continues to expand its presence in the county.

a timeline of maritime history of Mathews county virginia
Chesapeake Maritime
Museum Consortium