Washington Heritage Museums Fredericksburg, VA

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.

Virginia Humanities

Visit Our Historic Properties:

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Bourbon & Boxwood 2021

Save the Date! Saturday, October 2nd, 2021
Please note that the date has changed.
7-10pm, Mary Washington House
We would like to extend our sincere thanks to our 2020 sponsors.

Washington Heritage Museums Receives Grants from Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region

March 13, 2021

Historic Garden Week returns, with Fredericksburg event set for Tuesday

April 14, 2021

The Historic Virginia Town You Need to Visit

April 26, 2021

General Mercer Wreath Laying

May 31, 2021

Nation's fallen honored in Memorial Day ceremonies in Fredericksburg

May 31, 2021


Plant Sale at Mary Washington House

Begins April 20th

Wreath Laying Ceremony – Hugh Mercer Monument - May 31st

Bees in the Colonies

June 26th

Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence - July 4th

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1300 Charles Street

Fredericksburg, Virginia  22401


(540) 373-5630


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