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James Monroe Museum

James Monroe Museum

The James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library, located in historic downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia, is the largest repository in the country for artifacts and documents related to the fifth president of the United States. The museum was first opened in 1927 by Monroe...
Spotsylvania County Museum

Spotsylvania County Museum

The Museum relates County history from 1722 with its collection of artifacts and exhibits beginning with John Smith’s earliest expiration through the Civil War exhibit, “17 Days in May”, the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse.  You will enjoy learning the history...
Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont

Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont

Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont – The richly furnished country house and working studio of American impressionist painter Gari Melchers (1860-1932) can be seen as they appeared in the 1920s. Explore the colorful formal gardens and wooded hiking trails...
George Washington’s Boyhood Home at Ferry Farm

George Washington’s Boyhood Home at Ferry Farm

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the bulk of your tour of Ferry Farm will take place outside. Time inside the Washington house will be more limited than normal. Except for access to the restroom, our visitors center, museum gallery, and gift shop are closed. Please...
Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop

Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop

This 18th-century building restored as the Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop presents a vivid living history interpretation of colonial medical practices. Visitors can hear about the popular treatment of the day for a lady’s hysteria or a medicine so potent that it would,...
Mary Washington House

Mary Washington House

Mary Ball Washington was born in Lancaster County, Virginia in 1708.  Orphaned at a young age, Mary Ball married Augustine Washington in 1731.  Her oldest child, George was born in 1732.  In the ensuing years, Mary Washington had five more...
Historic Kenmore

Historic Kenmore

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the bulk of your tour at Kenmore will take place outside. Time inside the house will be more limited than normal. Except for access to the restrooms, our visitors center, museum gallery, and gift shop in the Crowninshield Building are...
National Museum of the Marine Corps

National Museum of the Marine Corps

A first-class, cutting-edge and world renowned facility, the National Museum of the Marine Corps offers your guests an unforgettable experience amidst some of the nation´s most historic and treasured artifacts. From corporate functions to personal occasions, our...
John J. Wright Educational & Cultural Center Museum

John J. Wright Educational & Cultural Center Museum

Our museum is named after the man who, in 1905, organized a community of black baptist churches to focus on developing high school education.  As such, our permanent exhibit tells the history of African American education in Spotsylvania, while our rotating exhibits...
Fredericksburg Area Museum

Fredericksburg Area Museum

Located in downtown Fredericksburg, VA, the FAM is a cultural and educational hub in a thriving, historic city. Fredericksburg’s core, containing a 40-block historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is surrounded by Civil War battlefields,...
Shannon Air Museum

Shannon Air Museum

Come see the 1936 Vultee V-1AD Special,the only one left in the world, custom built for Publisher William Randolph Hearst, Sr. and part of one of the rarest private collection of antique aircraft in the world at Shannon historic operational airport.
Rising Sun Tavern

Rising Sun Tavern

Built by George Washington’s youngest brother Charles around 1760 as his home, this frame building became a tavern in 1793 when it was purchased by the Wallace family.  It operated for 35 years as a stopover for travelers in the bustling port town of...
Rappahannock Railroad Museum

Rappahannock Railroad Museum

Come by on a Saturday morning and visit our two cabooses, baggage car, and newly opened museum buildings, featuring operating model railroad layouts of various gauges! The Little Yellow Train. Our main attraction is the ‘Little Yellow Train’; an open air...
St. James’ House

St. James’ House

The St. James’ House was built around 1768. The house was originally home to James Mercer. Mercer was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, first judge of the General Court in Fredericksburg, and the attorney who drew up the will for Mary Washington....