Visitor Center Gift Shop

Visitor Center
Stop by the Suffolk Visitor Center Gift Shop at 524 North Main Street to check out all of the Suffolk merchandise. We are open 7 days a week, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Cash, Checks, Visa, Mastercard and Discover accepted.

Old World Holiday Ornament - Glass Peanut


This Peanut Holiday Ornament is 2 3/4 inches long. Mouth blown, hand painted, glass Christmas ornament from Merck Family's Old World Christmas. Peanuts symbolize mystery since their shells completely hide their contents. Called "treasures beneath the ground," nuts are also associated with wisdom because their contents are compact, sustaining, and enclosed within a single shell. Long ago peanuts were wrapped in gold or silver foil and used as Christmas tree ornaments.

$5.39 plus tax
Old World Holiday Ornament - Glass Peanut

Nesting Peanut Dishes (Set of 3)


Eurocraft Special Occasion Collection. This set of three aluminum serving ware dishes are shaped like peanuts and may be displayed as nesting pieces or used individually (10 inches, 8 inches and 6 inches). Pieces are food and oven safe, wash by hand with warm water and mild soap.

$36.25 plus tax
Visitor Center Gift Shop

Suffolk Lapel Pins


We offer a variety of Suffolk themed lapel pins.

Peanut: $2.25 plus tax
Suffolk Lapel Pins

Cat's Meow


Take home a Cat's Meow-sized version of your favorite Suffolk landmark. Create a Suffolk village, full of wooden gifts and keepsakes that can fit in the palm of your hand - a perfect size to display in your home or your office.

$20.80 plus tax
Miniature Wooden Version of Suffolk

Suffolk Keychain


Take home a piece of Suffolk with this keychain featuring Suffolk's statuary tribute to Mr. Peanut.

$2.25 plus tax
Suffolk Virginia Planters Peanut Icon Keychains

Peanut Butter Crunch Soap


This deliciously scented peanut butter soap is made of pure vegetable glycerin and do not contain any actual peanuts.  Leaves a mild vanilla scent on skin.

$6.69 plus tax
Peanut Butter Crunch Soap

Reusable Suffolk Tote


This reusable Suffolk tote is ideal for shopping at the Suffolk Farmers' Market or a traditional grocery store - no need for plastic bags!  A variety of colors are available.

$3 plus tax
Suffolk Virginia Tote

Suffolk Pencils & Erasers


The perfect Suffolk souvenir for children or reunion/conference group goodie bags. Peanut-shaped erasers are fun and functional!

Suffolk Pencil: $0.50
Peanut Eraser: $0.75

Suffolk Virginia Pencils in Black and White
Peanuts on a countertop

Suffolk Postcards


Postcards will never go out of style!  Whether a keepsake for your scrapbook or a note home saying "Wish you were here!" - Suffolk's postcards are a picture perfect way to keep your memories alive.

$0.48 each plus tax

4 Postcards

Suffolk Shot Glasses


Suffolk shot glasses are the ideal souvenir - they're easily transported, inexpensive, and useful - either for your favorite beverage or as a toothpick holder.  Pick up one today for your own collection or for a friend.

$3.33 each plus tax
Visit Suffolk Virginia Shot Glasses

Suffolk Mint Tin


These tasty sugar free mints are housed in a commemorative Suffolk tin featuring images of our Mr. Peanut Statue at Character Corner, Seaboard Station Railroad Museum and Riddick's Folly House Museum.

$2.25 each plus tax
Suffolk Mints

Popcorn


Popcorn is the great American munchie, and it deserves the creative gourmet treatment to rescue it from the pre-packaged microwave chemistry experiments available at every grocery store. Popcorn offers up nearly 70 tantalizing recipes-both savory and sweet-to ensure that popcorn is never boring again. Try tart and piquant Lemon-Pepper Popcorn or Classic Barbecue, or even Gorgonzola and Green Onion for something completely different. On the sweet side, the offerings include Hawaiian Luau (featuring coconut and white chocolate), Popcorn S'mores, and Bananas Foster (the popcorn version). Patrick Evans-Hylton also shows how to use popcorn as an ingredient in main course dishes such as Popcorn Shrimp and Fish Fry with Seasoned Popcorn which use popped popcorn as a coating ingredient. And the Chesapeake Crab Cakes are stunningly delicious!  By Patrick Evans-Hylton.

$16.75 each plus tax

Popcorn

Publications

Suffolk: a Celebration of History Book


"Suffolk: A Celebration of History" is a 224-page hardback publication featuring depicting Suffolk's history with hundreds of:
  • Engravings
  • Images
  • Maps
  • Photographs
  • Sketches
Authors Kermit Hobbs, a Suffolk businessman, and William Paquette, a Tidewater Community College history professor, begin with Nansemond Indian settlements and end 400 years later with modern-day Suffolk and its mix of high-technology industries, residential growth and agriculture.

In between, Hobbs and Paquette sketch the city's role in slavery, the American Revolution, the Civil War, Reconstruction, two world wars, the mighty peanut, the Great Dismal Swamp, and fires that relentlessly scorched downtown Suffolk.

The book is an updated version of Hobbs' and Paquette's first effort, "Suffolk: A Pictorial History," published in 1987. New photos and 16 pages of text have been added.  

(Description in part by Aaron Applegate, The Virginian Pilot)

$16.75 each plus tax
Suffolk - A Celebration of History - Book

Chuckatuck: Crossroads in Time Book


After more than 2 years of steady work, the Greater Chuckatuck Historical Foundation has completed its book on the history of the southeastern Virginia villages of:
  • Cherry Grove
  • Chuckatuck
  • Everets
  • Exit
  • Longview
  • Oakland
  • Reid’s Ferry
  • Sandy Bottom
With each book purchased, you will receive a companion DVD.

$41.50 each plus tax
Chuckatuck Crossroads in Time - Book

The River That Binds Us


The heritage of 3 historic villages in northern Suffolk are featured in a book, "The River Binds Us."  The villages, Crittenden, Eclipse and Hobson, are tucked away along the shores of the James River and Chuckatuck Creek.They share a common bond, the close-knit culture of the watermen and their families who created a world of their own there in the late 1800s and early 1900s. That bond is captured in the book's oral histories and vintage and contemporary photos. The book was a community project, with a corps of village volunteers collecting the stories and photos from more than 100 residents. (Description by the Virginian Pilot)

$41.50 each plus tax
The River Binds Us - Book

Peninsula in Passage


Peninsula In Passage photographer John H. Sheally II and writers Phyllis Speidell and Karla Smith have teamed together to create another "as told by" history book. Peninsula In Passage joins The River Binds Us to create a unique sense of place for Suffolk residents. Bennett's Creek, Driver, Harbor View and other northern Suffolk villages are the focus of this new book.

$41.50 each plus tax
Peninsula In Passage - Book

Remarkable Trees of Virginia


The Remarkable Trees of Virginia Project was a 4-year effort to document the states' largest, oldest, most historic, beautiful and beloved trees. Citizens of all ages nominated over 1,000 trees to our project website, and over 100 were featured in the book, Remarkable Trees of Virginia.  Two Suffolk trees are featured.  By Nancy R. Hugo and Robert Llewellyn.

$36.25 each plus tax
Remarkable Trees of Virginia - Book

Suffolk (Black America Series)


After the Civil War, African Americans throughout Suffolk and Nansemond County fought against injustice by demanding equality before the law, the right to vote, and equal access to schools, employment, and professions. Because of their tolerance and sense of fortitude, they were able to own land and businesses and to establish churches, schools, and social organizations that paved the way for generations to come. By Annette Montgomery.

$20.85 each plus tax

Black America Series - Suffolk - Book

Suffolk and Nansemond County


Suffolk and Nansemond County are steeped in a rich heritage and form an extraordinary locality in southeastern Virginia. With a history dating to pre-colonial times, Nansemond County was formed from one of the original shires established by colonists. Many of the first settlers were attracted to the abundant rivers and woods that offered a grand supply of food and sport. They learned to farm the bountiful land and established the crop that would make them famous. The peanut became the cash crop for Suffolk, and it drew the railroads and businesses needed to sculpt the city into a commercial success. This photographic history pays tribute to a brief but important portion of the people and places that comprises what was once known as Nansemond County and is now the City of Suffolk. It provides a visual story of a community that has weathered three major fires as well as the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and both World Wars. These images offer readers the chance to experience the ways in which generations of families have lived, worked, and played, and they portray many of the houses and establishments that have been transformed or are completely gone. Look back to the first Peanut Festival in 1941, see how schoolchildren dressed in the 1930s, and view Main Street when it was at its height of popularity.  By Frances Watson Clark.

$20.85 each plus tax
Images of Suffolk and Nansemond County - Book

Suffolk in Vintage Postcards


After 20 years as a trading center on the Nansemond River, the town of Suffolk was chartered in 1742. Originally dependent on naval stores and the river, it would be railroads and peanuts that eventually put Suffolk on the map. After Amedeo Obici brought Planters Nut and Chocolate Company to Suffolk in 1913, the town was soon recognized as the world's largest peanut market. It was also in the center of a large agricultural region with trains passing in and out of town each day. Postcards began to travel around the country with news and greetings from the bustling Suffolk. By the middle of the 20th century, Suffolk had seen many changes. Railroads gave way to highways, and grand old hotels were replaced with motels. Yet within these pages the old Suffolk endures, depicted in the views and paintings of a vivid collection of postcards.

$20.85 each plus tax
Suffolk in Vintage Postcards

Virginia is for Lovers

Virginia is for Lovers Coffee Mug


Enjoy your favorite coffee, tea, or cocoa even more! Wrapped in hearts and printed with the official Virginia is for Lovers™ logo on both sides, this sturdy mug is sure to be your new favorite. Holds 15 fluid ounces. Hand wash recommended. Microwave safe.

$11 each plus tax
Virginia is for Lovers Coffee Cups

Virginia is for Lovers Shot Glass


This shot glass is both practical and a great collector's item! Also makes a great wedding favor or stocking stuffer. Holds 1 3/4 fluid ounces.

$3.25 each plus tax

Virginia is for Lovers Shot Glasses

Virginia is for Lovers Pencils


The ideal souvenir for students!

$0.50 each plus tax

Virginia is for Lovers Pencils

Virginia is for Lovers Key Chain


You can always use a new key chain! The official Virginia is for Lovers™ logo is visible on both sides of this acrylic key ring.  Metal split key ring. Measures approximately 1.375 inches by 2.125 inches.

$1.50 each plus tax








Virginia is for Lovers Keychains