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Visitor Information -- For advance information about the area, contact the Northern Neck Tourism Council, P.O. Box 1707, Warsaw, VA 22572 (tel. 800/393-6180 or 804/333-1919; www.northernneck.org). The council's offices are at 479 Main St. (Va. 3 Business) in the Regional Center. The walk-in Virginia's Potomac Gateway Welcome Center (tel. 540/633-3205) is on U.S. 301 just south of the Potomac River Bridge. The Reedville Fishermen's Museum has information about Reedville and the Smith Point area. Information about Irvington is available at www.irvingtonva.org.

Getting There -- You'll need a car to get here. From Fredericksburg, go east on Va. 3, which traverses the length of the Peninsula. From Fredericksburg, Washington's Birthplace is 40 miles; Irvington, 95 miles. The "fast" route from Fredericksburg to Reedville and Irvington is via U.S. 17 and U.S. 360. From Richmond, take U.S. 360; from Williamsburg, use U.S. 17 and Va. 3.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.