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.
Washington Heritage Museums, and our many programs, are generously supported by Virginia Humanities.
Bourbon & Boxwood
Washington Heritage Museums is excited to host Bourbon and Boxwood 2022 on May 14, 2022, at the Mary Washington House. This in-person event will be held in the gardens and cover an expanded footprint that will extend to Charles and Lewis Streets. This event has become synonymous with live music, delicious savory food, a full open bar, as well as bourbon tastings. However, its true impact is the ongoing support it provides for our four 18th century museums and the programs WHM hosts. Washington Heritage Museums was formed in 2012 to preserve its four 18th century properties and share their histories through dynamic programming. Since its inception, the funds raised through Bourbon and Boxwood have supported critical preservation projects, allowed us to pivot our resources in the wake of COVID 19, and supported educational programming. We are truly thankful for such a generous community.
Interested in supporting the museums through sponsorship of this event? Visit our sponsorship page or contact Anne Darron at 540-373-5630.
Bourbon & Boxwood 2022
May 14, 2022
7:00 - 8:00 PM
Wreath Laying at the Mercer Monument
May 30th, 2022
Location: Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, Mary Washington House, Rising Sun Tavern
June 14th - June 16th, 2022 | 6:00-8:00 PM
Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence
July 4, 2022, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM
Fourth of July Story Time at the Rising Sun Tavern
July 4, 2022, 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM, 3:30 PM