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Director of Parks & Recreation
James Worsley, Ph.D., CPRE

Phone Numbers
Parks and Recreation
804-748-1623

Parks Maintenance
804-748-1624

Fax
804-751-4131

Closing Hotline
804-748-1001
 

Department Email
parksrec@chesterfield.gov


Hours
Registration and Payments
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Office Hours
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 

Mailing Address
Parks & Recreation
PO Box 40
Chesterfield, VA 23832-0040

Street Address
6801 Mimms Loop
Chesterfield, VA 23832
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History
Historic Courthouse Complex

Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation in partnership with the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia, invites you to visit the Chesterfield County Museum, the 1892 Jail and Magnolia Grange located in the historic county complex. Hours of operation are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Please call 804-796-7121 for more information or to schedule a tour.

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Chesterfield County Museum

Chesterfield County Museum 

The Chesterfield County Museum located at 6813 Mimms Loop, is a reproduction of the colonial courthouse of 1750. Exhibits include early Indian culture, artifacts from America's first iron and coal mines located in Chesterfield County, historic Civil War relics and a replica of an old General Store.
A rotating exhibit space features different displays throughout the year. Call 804-768-7311 for more information on current exhibits or visit www.chesterfieldhistory.com  

Winter Operating Hours:  

Museum Open Tuesday- Friday, 10 A.M.- 4 P.M. And Saturday, 10 A.M.- 2 P.M.
Tours Available By Request. To Schedule A Tour Call 796-7121.


 

1892 Jail

1892 Old Jail 

Located at 6819 Mimms Loop the old Jail sits next to the County Museum. The jail was built in 1892 and housed prisoners for nearly 70 years. The first floor of the building is constructed of granite stones recycled from an earlier jail constructed in 1842. The upstairs, with its original iron barred cells, has been virtually unchanged since last housing prisoners in 1962. The structure is a Virginia Historic Landmark. The jail has been renovated and is open to the public with a new exhibit space.

1917 Courthouse

1917 Courthouse 

Located at 10011 Iron Bridge Road on the Courthouse green, the old courthouse sits where the first colonial courthouse was once located. It is a Virginia Historic Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places. It is an excellent example of Greek Revival architecture and the interior courtroom boasts all the original woodwork. The cupola contains the original bell from the 1750 Courthouse. 

Magnolia Grange  

Magnolia Grange 

Magnolia Grange, located at 10020 Iron Bridge Road across from the Chesterfield County Complex, is a Virginia Historic Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1822 by William Winfree, Magnolia Grange is a handsome Federal-style plantation house named after the circle of magnolia trees that once graced its front lawn. Located on the original property were a tavern and gristmill in addition to the residence and its outbuildings. For information on facility rental call 804-796-1479.

Castlewood

Castlewood 

Located at 10201 Iron Bridge Road, Castlewood serves as the home of the Chesterfield Historical Society and its archival library, genealogical records, maps and photographs. Built between 1817 and 1819 by Parke Poindexter, who served as clerk of court at Chesterfield County from 1812 until 1847, it is one of only a few Federal-period houses in the county. The structure features a formal five-part plan, which distinguishes it from any other recorded dwelling in Virginia. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call 804-796-7121. The Society offers a Winter Lecture series and a variety of programs and special events.  

The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia head office and research library has relocated to Historic Trinity Church, 10111 Iron Bridge Road. Entry is off Krause Road, adjacent to the School Board offices.

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