Old Bridge Preservation Society

A Dream Realized

Bridging our history and future through education and preservation.

The opening of the Museum was a milestone for Old Bridge Preservation Society. This has been a goal from the beginning of our organization. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters and donors, the hard work of our volunteers, and the assistance of many special people, it has become a reality. This is just the beginning and we have many exciting plans for the future!


We invite you to visit the Museum and see our re-creation of the Bridge Tender’s office. Enjoy our historic displays telling the story of the blockade runner Vesta which ran aground here 150 years ago.


Listen to a bridge tender as he talks about operating the bridge, see video as boats go through the bridge, and imagine yourself sitting at the desk in the office.


Take a trip back in time and learn what blockade runners did during the Civil War. See the cargo they carried and hear about the risks they took. See a shell fired when the Vesta ran aground.


All that and more awaits you. We invite you to visit us soon!



Fall & Winter Hours

Labor Day--Memorial Day

Wednesday 1:00 p.m.--4:00 p.m.

Saturday 10:00 a.m.--4:00 p.m.


Admission is free. (Of course, we cheerfully accept donations.)