Washington Heritage Museums:

A Legacy of Preservation & History in Fredericksburg, Virginia

Washington Heritage Museums is a 501(c)3 membership organization established to assume ownership and management of four historic house museums in downtown Fredericksburg: Mary Washington House, Hugh Mercer Apothecary, St. James' House and Rising Sun Tavern. 


We are an active organization of several hundred members dedicated to grow the support that will ensure the relevance of these legacies for generations to come.


Washington Heritage Museums hosts regular educational programs and social events. Our organization manages, maintains and staffs the museums. 


We continue to grow our active membership to generate the resources necessary to preserve these priceless historic properties for enjoyment and appreciation of current  and future generations.

Visit Our Historic Properties:

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A Toast to Bourbon & Boxwood

Our First Virtual Fundraising Event
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Behind the Scenes at the Rising Sun Tavern

Date and virtual ticket price TBD

Spirits of the Mary Washington House

October 17, 2020
  This will be a FREE Virtual Event held on our Facebook!

Find out what happens when the guests are gone for the day.  Are there spirits at the Mary Washington House?  What stories are they trying to tell?

A Toast to Bourbon & Boxwood

October 30, 2020

This virtual event will be offered on October 30 from 6-7:00 pm.  Tickets will be available on October 8, and sponsorships are still available at all levels.

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1300 Charles Street

Fredericksburg, Virginia  22401


(540) 373-5630


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