Town of Port Royal, Va Local Government

Town of Port Royal, Va Local Government

Town of Port Royal, Va Local GovernmentTown of Port Royal, Va Local GovernmentTown of Port Royal, Va Local Government

Town of Port Royal, Va Local Government

Town of Port Royal, Va Local Government

Town of Port Royal, Va Local GovernmentTown of Port Royal, Va Local GovernmentTown of Port Royal, Va Local Government


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Dine and Shop


Local Business

Blue Bar Bakery      328 Main Street    804-466-9594

Horne's Restaurant 25532 A P Hill Boulevard 804-742-5743

P ort Royal Pizza and Sub's     25650   A P Hill Boulevard  804-313-1864Po

Li'l Grandmas Sweet Shop 2565 A P Hill Boulevard

Randolph's on the River     136 Main Street   804-742-5050

Bo's Market Place 22523 A P Hill Boulevard 742-5447

Minnow Bucket Antiques     25422 Tidewater Trail  540-395-7421

Port Royal Trading Post 25638 A P Hill Boulevard

Let's Make a Deal     139 Main Street                                 540-850-2006

Kermit's Corn & More     26373 Tidewater Trail     540-840-4783

Port Royal Trading Post    25422 Tidewater Trail     540-395-7421


B & L Trailer Sites     304 Main Street     252-917-4642

Cedell Brooks Funeral Home   25662 A P Hill Boulevard    804-742-5447

House of Grace     25734 A P Hill Boulevard  804-742-5630

L & G Auto      Main Street     804-761-7004 

Matute Auto's LLC     25614 A P Hill Boulevard     804-884-0036

Mid Atlantic Lab     224 Main Street  804-742-5577

R & M Maintenance     706 Caroline Street  540-907-3934

Yates Landscaping & Lawn Care     Patricia Lane     540-903-9701

About Us

Municipal Building


Port Royal is one the the areas oldest towns.  It was first established in 1652 as a port at the head of sea-going navigation on the Rappahannock River during an era when waterways were the fastest and easiest method of transportation of people and property in the British Colony. 

The town was named for the Roy Family.  Dorothy Roy and her husband, John owned a warehouse chartered by the crown, a ferry service across the Rappahannock  River to King George County, and a tavern.   The chimneys of the Roy family are preserved landmarks today. 

The Town was incorporated in 1744

Revisit the final days of John Wilkes Booth.

Visit the museums 


Historic Port Royal 

  • Self-Guided Walking Tour

  • Port Royal Museum of American History

  • Port Royal Museum of Medicine

  • The Portrait Gallery

  • Old Port Royal School  

Relax on the Rappahannock


The  town is proud of  one of  it's most prized resources, the  Rappahannock River.  Come spend a day exploring our town by Kayak or Canoe, easily launched at the  towns Municipal Pier and Soft Launch.  Cast your line in from the pier and reel in a large Catfish, or  walk along the streets of this old Colonial Town,  Pamphlets are available for a self guided walking tour of our beautiful 18th and 19th  Century homes.   Stop in at the Antique shops in town.  Enjoy a delicious Seafood Dinner  as you  watch the sun set on the river.  If you prefer traditional cuisine, visit one of the other restaurants in town, you will be well pleased. 

The town is grateful to the stewards of Historic Port Royal, Inc. a 501c3 Organization.   Visit  their  Museums, and be sure to  take a tour of the Portrait Gallery located in Council's Chamber Room.  

 Historic Port Royal is in the process of restoring another building on King Street, stop by and check out their progress.  

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Whats happening around the Port.....

Meetings & Events

The  Business Office is open on Tuesday from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM and by appointment.  To reach us, please call the office at 804-742-5331 or e-mail the town clerk at

The Town Council meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:00 PM in Town Chambers.  

The Town of Port Royal Planning Commission Meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM in Town Chambers

Port Royal Town Council:

Alex Long, Mayor

Sharon Farmer, Vice Mayor

Bill Henderson, Council Member

Gladys Fortune, Council Member

J P Wilkerson, Council Member

Donna Wilkerson, Council Member

Jeff Isaacs, Council Member

Town Staff:

Allyson Finchum, Town Manager 

 Allyson Finchum,  Zoning Official

Travis Quesenberry, Town Engineer

Joe Fortune , Maintenance Engineer

Jackie Stearns,  Custodian

Terri Harrison,  Town Clerk 

Terri Harrison,  FOIA Officer

FOIA Requests may be submitted to:

Town of Port Royal

C/O Terri Harrison

P . O. Box 29

Port Royal, VA  22535

Port Royal Planning Commission 

Terri Harrison, Chairman

Alex Long, Vice Chair

Allyson Finchum, Secretary

Denver Porter, Member

Rick Chenault, Member

Phyllis Sue Carpenter, Member

Felicia Huffman, Member

Town Attorney:

Eric A. Gregory, Hefty Wiley & Gore, P.C. 

Around the port.........

Self-Guided Walking Tour


Take a walk along the streets of Old Port Royal for a self-guided tour.  Visit the  many old 18th century homes and Churches and enjoy the beauty and splendor of some of the beautiful old boxwood gardens.   

Scroll down to the bottom of the web-page for a downloadable pamphlet to assist you along your way. 

Upcoming Events


Enjoy and old fashioned evening as we gather on the Town Green for the annual tree lighting.   Once the tree is lit we will gather over at the Port Royal Fire House meeting room and anxiously await the arrival of Santa.  Visit with him, share a light meal hosted by the Port Royal Volunteer Fire Department,  local Churches, PR Town Council, Caroline County Parks and Rec and Citizen Volunteers. 

December 6, 2019  5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

The Roy Chimneys


Port Royal was first settled in 1652 and was chartered in 1744.

Tradition says that Port Royal was named after the Roy Family. 

John and Dorothy Roy owned a warehouse chartered by the crown, a ferry service and a tavern. 

Dorothy Roy was the first woman entrepreneur in the colonies.

These chimneys are all that remain of the Roy House. 

Young and old we all love the water....


The Municipal Pier is located at the bottom of King Street.  The Pier hosts an annual Kids Fishing Day where kids are invited to come and learn from some of the town's old salts......they learn basic fishing tips, like how to tie a hook on their line, or tie a knot, but more importantly, they learn how to fish, they enjoy comradeship.   They disconnect from electronics and enjoy nature.  The Rappahannock Is a beautiful river.  We are happy to share our little piece of it.  

Port Royal Honors our Veterans


Port Royal is proud of our our heritage and we honor those who have served to ensure our freedoms as we know them today.  

 A Memorial  proudly stands on town green as a solemn reminder to those of us who have family that have served.  Bricks have been laid to honor family members either presently serving or who are no longer with us.  Some of our bricks are in remembrance of loved ones dating back to 1672. 

If you are interested in purchasing a brick please contact the town office. 



Come and shop at one of our three antique stores.  Each individually unique in their own way.  Many treasurers await your visit. 

Horne's Restaurant, an icon of the town offers not only fine cuisine, but a gift shop filled with interesting gifts and old fashioned trinkets to remind you of your visit to Port Royal.....

2019 Town of Port Royal Planning Commission Official Minutes

Files coming soon.

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Town of Port Royal

419 King Street, Post Office Box 29 Port Royal, VA 22535

(804) 742-5331



By Appointment

Upcoming Events


Kids' Fishing Day

Saturday May 23, 2020 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM at the Port Royal Fishing Pier


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