The town holds one of the largest concentrations of late-Victorian and turn-of-the-20th-century buildings in the region. Clean, uncrowded public beaches beckon, as do a marina, a renowned golf course, and two National Wildlife Refuges a dozen miles farther south. Cape Charles was established in the early 1880s as a railroad-ferry junction, but quieted down considerably after its heyday. Today, its very isolation has begun to attract people from farther and farther away.
Looking back on eight decades on making travel history.More