Historic Gloucester and The Doug

The Gloucester Museum of History is located on Main Street in historic Gloucester, VA.  The Botetourt Building where the museum is located was built in 1770.  It is a pre-Revolutionary brick tavern, where the county seat (Botetourt Towne) was once housed, and named after Virginia's first governor, Lord Botetourt.  The building was first recognized as John New's Ordinary where many loved to shop.  Inside the building are many exhibits including Gloucester Archaeology, Civil and Revolutionary War displays, the old county store with post office, and memories of the Hotel Botetourt.

Gloucester Museum of History
6539 Main Street
Gloucester, Virginia 23061

We spent four nights in Gloucester because we had lots to see.  We dined at a couple of restaurants we can find around Arizona (Red Robin and Ruby Tuesday), but we also enjoyed a couple of local places located in historic Gloucester.

We found the Courthouse Restaurant (http://www.thecourthouserestaurant.com/) a fantastic place to have breakfast.  As a matter of fact, we had breakfast there a couple of mornings.  The place had a charming look and feel to it.  I ordered the "Doug's Breakfast Bowl" both times.  It had scrambled eggs, with hash browns smothered with sausage gravy.  It was a slice of heavenly delight, and my taste buds were very happy.  They offer homemade rolls with your meal.

On our last night in Gloucester, and after a very full day, we choose Olivia's in the Village for dinner.  (http://oliviasinthevillage.com/)  I ordered a bowl with crab, shrimp, spinach, mozzarella melted in a cheesy cream sauce with a side of coleslaw.  It was very delicious.  Both places had quick and friendly service.


  1. I was expecting the Courthouse Restaurant to actually be in a courthouse. But what can you do? And I don't know what Doug does to his breakfast bowl, but that looks pretty awesome.

    1. I don't know what Doug does either, but apparently they thought lots of him to name a breakfast bowl after him.


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