Washington Heritage Museums



Wreath Laying Ceremony – Hugh Mercer Monument

Monday, May 31, 2021 at 12 PM EDT – 12:30 PM EDT



A wreath-laying ceremony will be held at 12:00 PM on May 31 at the monument to Hugh Mercer on Washington Ave. in downtown Fredericksburg. A hero of the Revolutionary War, Hugh Mercer served as a brigadier general under George Washington and practiced as a physician in Fredericksburg from about 1761 to 1776.


Brigadier General Jack A. Apperson (USA, Retired), will deliver remarks. General Apperson serves on the Washington Heritage Museums’ board of directors.  General Apperson, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, served with three of the Army's elite divisions- 82nd Airborne Division, 101st Airborne Division, and the 1st Infantry Division.

Additionally, there will be a bagpipe accompaniment as part of a ceremony to honor General Mercer’s sacrifice to our liberty at the Battle of Princeton in 1777. This event is free to the public.

Bees in the Colonies

Saturday, June 26, 2021 – 5:00-6:00 pm

$12, $10 for WHM members


This event has a limitation of 15 attendees. Please reserve your seat by June 24.

In the 18th-century, honey was produced in Fredericksburg and exported throughout the colonies. Today, beekeeping is a growing industry in the Fredericksburg area. Beekeeper Mark Geslock will share his experiences as a beekeeper and about the honey he produces. 

WHM Members receive discounted pricing. Please call the Mary Washington House at (540) 373-1569, or WHM Office at (540) 373-5630 for your discount code to be applied in your shopping cart. BUY NOW

Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence

Sunday, July 4, 2021 - 11am, 1pm, & 3pm


Join us on the steps of the Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop as we celebrate our independence. There will be live readings of the Declaration of Independence by costumed interpreters. This event is open and free to the public.

Do you love our gardens? Bring home our plants to your gardens! We’ll have a varying selection available weekly at the Mary Washington House Museum Store. Updates to which plants will be available will be posted to our Facebook page weekly.

1300 Charles Street

Fredericksburg, Virginia  22401


(540) 373-5630


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