Washington Heritage Museums Fredericksburg, VA

Washington Heritage Museums:

A Legacy of Preservation & History in Fredericksburg, Virginia

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Visit Our Historic Properties:


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.

Virginia Humanities

Bourbon & Boxwood

Bourbon and Boxwood 2021 has been postponed until May 14th, 2022. Thank you for your understanding!

This was a decision not easily reached, but as museums contribute to the heart and soul of a community, we feel a responsibility for its health and wellbeing. With the Fredericksburg region classified as an area of high transmission, it became clear that the safest course of action was to shift our celebration to the spring.  

Interested in supporting the museums through sponsorship of this event?  Click to visit our sponsorship page or contact Anne Darron at 540-373-5630.

Washington Heritage Museums Fredericksburg

General Mercer Wreath Laying

May 31, 2021

Washington Heritage Museums Fredericksburg, Virginia

Nation's fallen honored in Memorial Day ceremonies in Fredericksburg

May 31, 2021

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The Historic Virginia Town You Need to Visit

April 26, 2021

Upcoming Events

Bourbon & Boxwood 2021 has been postponed to May 14, 2022. Thank you for your understanding!

Holiday Open House at the Rising Sun Tavern
December 3rd, 2021
12:00-7:00 PM

Holiday Open House at the Mary Washington House
December 5th, 2021
12:00-7:00 PM

Mercer Birthday Open House
January 16, 2022
12:00-4:00 PM