595 Warrenton Rd.
Fredericksburg, VA 22406
Phone: (540) 372-6868
Fax: (540) 899-9193
Arts & Museums
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.
Administered by the University of Mary Washington, the James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library is dedicated to the life of James Monroe and his family. The museum houses a collection of more than 1,600 artifacts that were passed on by the descendants of the 5th President of the United States during the initiation of the museum in 1927. Today, the museum not only houses these artifacts but also more than 10,000 historic documents and 3,000 volumes of books inside its library. The museum and the library is open throughout the year.
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.