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.


To all who made The Fifth Annual 2019 Bourbon and Boxwood Event a big success!

Mary Washington House Flower for 2019

Now available in the Mary Washington House Museum Store

Limited Edition Items featuring our beloved columbine.  Columbine is one of the oldest colonial flowers, and features prominently in the Mary Washington House Garden.

Tea Towels - $19

Scarves - $30

Napkins – $6.95/each or $24.95/set of four

Table Runners - $40

Placemats  - $10/each

Embossed Ceramic Items:

Car Coaster - $8

4x4 plate - $12

Rectangular Tray - $30

Buy yours now before these beautiful gifts are sold out.  Look for boxwood this winter, and a new featured flower for 2020.


All items are available for shipping.  Please call 540-373-1569 for more information.

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November 16, 2019 Mary Washington's 311th Birthday Party & FredNats Jersey Reveal

11am - 1pm at the Mary Washington House

In celebration of Mary Washington’s 311th birthday, the Fredericksburg Nationals are hosting a birthday party at the Mary Washington House. The team will also be revealing another team logo and their new team jerseys. New merchandise and customized jerseys will be available at the team store following the event.

November 18, 2019 – Lecture, The Widow Washington with Dr. Martha Saxton

​ 7-8:30pm at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library, 1201 Caroline St.

Join Washington Heritage Museums at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library as we welcome historian Martha Saxton.  She will be discussing her new book The Widow Washington, the first full scale biography of Mary Washington. 

Please join us for a lecture followed by light refreshments. Copies of the book are available for purchase at the Mary Washington House Museum Store.

November 28, 2019 - CLOSED in observance of Thanksgiving

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1300 Charles Street

Fredericksburg, Virginia  22401


(540) 373-5630


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