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!

Remember to mark September 12 on your calendars for 2020’s Bourbon & Boxwood gala!

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February 5, 2020 - Tea and Book Discussion – Mary Ball Washington, The Untold Story of George Washington’s Mother

Wednesday, 1-3:00pm Mary Washington House

Join us for a book talk and tea at the Mary Washington House. We'll be discussing Craig Shirley's book "Mary Ball Washington: The Untold Story of George Washington's Mother."  Enjoy our flavorful house tea blends and delicious tea sandwiches and scones at this tea event held in the Mary Washington House. 

Buy your ticket to this event today as seating is limited! Tickets for WHM members are $30, and $35 for the general public.

Copies of the book are available for purchase in the Mary Washington House Museum Store for $29.99.

February 8 and 9, 2020 - Mary Washington's Enslaved Workers

Saturday, February 8: 10:00 -11:00 am & Sunday, February 9: 5:00-6:00 pm at Mary Washington House

oin us for a special in-depth tour exploring the lives of Mary Washington’s enslaved workers who lived at the house for seventeen years.  The tour will discuss the daily lives of the enslaved workers and how the Revolutionary War impacted their lives.


Tickets: $8.00 for Washington Heritage Museums’ members, $10.00 for the public

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1300 Charles Street

Fredericksburg, Virginia  22401


(540) 373-5630


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