Washington Heritage Museums


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Bourbon & Boxwood 2021 has been postponed until May 14, 2022.

Thank you for your understanding!

Federal Tavern Night at the Rising Sun Tavern

October 16th | 6:00 - 8:00 PM



Enjoy an evening event at the Rising Sun Tavern featuring period drinks - some spirited, some non-alcoholic. Learn more about drinks of the period and how they were enjoyed. Your visit will be scheduled for a small group tour during the evening.

Registration opens soon.

Author Talk and Book Signing at the Mary Washington House

November 13th | 6:00 - 8:00 PM


Join author Sam Baltrusis as he talks about his new book Ghosts of the American Revolution. Following the lecture, Sam will lead a demonstration of a paranormal investigation. Limited to 10 people. Autographed copy of Ghosts of the American Revolution included.


$40 per person. Registration opens soon.

Holiday Open House at the Rising Sun Tavern

December 3rd | 12:00 - 7:00 PM


Join us as we offer free admission to the Rising Sun Tavern as our holiday gift to the community! The Tavern will be decorated for the holidays, and we look forward to sharing its beauty with you.

Holiday Open House at the Mary Washington House

December 5th | 12:00 - 4:00 PM & 5:00 - 7 PM


Join us as we offer free admission to tour the museum from 12-4 and again from 5-7 p.m. The museum store will be open with special discounts all day long! Special thanks to the Town and Country Garden Club for the exterior holiday decorations. 



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Thursday, October 7, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. 

Meet in the Nave of St. George's Episcopal Church

Program:  St. George's: The Church in the Public Square is an exhibit in the Fredericksburg Area Museum.  Members of St. George's 300th Anniversary Committee, Cindy Helton and Lisa Durham will provide an introduction to the exhibit.  Education and Public Programs Coordinator, Theresa Cramer will then lead the group to see the exhibit in the museum. 


Thursday, November 4, 2021 | 10:00 a.m.

Meet at Central Rappahannock Regional Library Theater

Program:  Furnishing Ferry Farm by Meghan Budinger, Aldrich Director of Curatorial Operations, The George Washington Foundation.


Thursday, December 2, 2021 | 10:00 a.m

Washington Heritage Museums Annual Meeting


Meet at Central Rappahannock Regional Library Theater

Program:  Building Materials as a Primary Source: Investigating the Rising Sun Tavern, Michael Spencer, Associate Professor, Historic Preservation Department at UMW, WHM Board Chair.