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17470 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Dumfries, VA 22026
Phone: (703) 445-0900
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Arts & Museums
The Weems-Botts Museum stands as an elegant museum site in the Dumfries vicinity of the U.S. State of Virginia. This enthralling museum finely depicts the history of Dumfries family and the site has been registered on the National Register of Historic Places.
Once used as a miller's office, this house museum is all that remains from the office and mill that was the first automated grist mill in the nation which was originally built in 1759 and operated until 1924. Occoquan's charming history is presented through exhibits, presentations, artifacts, and memorabilia at this museum.
Take an exciting journey through history while at this 7,000 square foot museum that contains a large collection of permanent and temporary historical exhibits which interpret Northern Virginia Piedmont history through artifacts, documents, and images. The McBryde Library and Archives, which is open to researchers by appointment, is also on site, as well as a museum store.
Visitors to this museum enjoy a spectacular array of memorabilia, photography, artifacts, and interactive displays about United States military wars and conflicts in the 20th century. The museum also features an outdoor collection of military vehicles.
Over 100 years of antique fire fighting equipment used in the early 20th century is on display at this museum where visitors can also talk with volunteer fire fighters at the station to learn more about the history of fire fighting.
Originally part of George Washington's River Farm, this property is now a unique library on Americana complete with an extensive collection of books on American heritage and a genealogy section on loan from the Mayflower Society of Washington. The library offer picturesque views of the Potomac River and also houses a Sioux chief's headdress, a tribute to Uncle Sam, and replicas of the Constitution and the Magna Carta.
An historical and cultural collection of artifacts used during the time of slavery exhibited to depict the life and history of African Americans. The collection spans approximately 250 years. Hours by appointment.
Standing on the site of the original White Oak School which burned and was rebuilt in 1912 as a one-room schoolhouse, this museum contains a unique and extensive collection of Union and Confederate artifacts from actual Civil War battle sites and encampments around the Fredericksburg area.
This National Rifle Association's museum houses one of the most extensive firearms collections in the country with more than 2,000 historic firearms displayed in 13 permanent galleries. Exhibits span the history of handheld firearms from the mid-14th century to the latest in sporting rifles, shotguns, and pistols.
This well preserved display house, which was bought by Sir George Washington for his mother in the year 1772, is located on the corner of Charles and Lewis street. It served as a residence for Mary Washington for 17 years until her death in 1789, and has been under the administration of Association for the Preservation of Virginian Antiquities (A.P.V.A.) since 1891. The house showcases the possessions of the house of that time and also comprises of a well-maintained garden.
Know more about how different ailments were cured back in 1742 when science was still young and ailments like fever caused death. You will get to take a tour through this ancient pharmacy museum and check out the different herbs, barks and roots which were administered as medicines. Check out the beautiful garden which has samples of the medicinal trees growing here. If you are interested in science and history, this is a must visit for you.
If you are interested in finding out the lifestyle of the people in the city or how they lived in the past, the Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center is a must go for you. The museum houses several artifacts like texts, documents, maps, photographs, furniture, books, silver and much more dating back to 1986. There is a small shop on the premise for you to by a sweet memory of your visit here, after you have toured the museum. To know more about the place, check the website.