Make your first stop on the Refuge at the Visitor Center and Bookstore!

The Visitor Center is located in a restored and historic 1930's hunting lodge. Wildlife exhibits share space with other displays that chronicle the history of the Eastern Neck Island and the Refuge.

The Friends operate the Bookstore and Giftshop. It is stocked with nature-themed articles, serious birding guides and other books, clothing, educational toys for kids of all ages, and original bird carvings donated by a member of the Friends. Income from sales is used to pay for projects and programs at the Refuge. It is staffed by dedicated volunteers who can answer most questions about the Refuge, and lend binoculars to visitors who left theirs at home. Just ask at the desk.

Bookstore Hours

April through December: 10AM - 4PM

January through March: 11AM - 3PM