Washington Heritage Museums



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

Thank you for your understanding!

Mary's Ribbons at the Mary Washington House

October 2021

Join Washington Heritage Museums and The Imaging Center for Women this October in honoring the memory of Mary Washington and all those who have battled breast cancer. The community is invited to tie a pink ribbon to the fence in front of the Mary Washington House during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to bring visibility to this disease.

Participation is free of charge, and guests are invited to tie a ribbon to the fence of the Mary Washington House and add the honoree’s name to be listed a Book of Honor and Remembrance. To place a ribbon, please visit the Mary Washington House during tour hours. Ribbons are also available at Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg locations. Those who are unable to tie ribbons in person please send us an email.

Federal Tavern Night at the Rising Sun Tavern

October 16th, 2021 | 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.

To learn more about this event or to purchase tickets, click the button below.

Author Talk and Book Signing at the Mary Washington House

November 13th, 2021 | 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.

Holiday Open House at the Rising Sun Tavern

December 3rd, 2021 | 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, 2021 | 12:00-4:00 PM & 5:00-7:00 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. 



St. George's: The Church in the Public Square

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


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

Furnishing Ferry Farm

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

Meet at Central Rappahannock Regional Library Theater. Meghan Budinger Aldrich, Director of Curatorial Operations, The George Washington Foundation.


Building Materials as a Primary Source: Investigating the Rising Sun Tavern

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

Meet at Central Rappahannock Regional Library TheaterWashington Heritage Museums Annual Meeting. Michael Spencer, Associate Professor, Historic Preservation Department at UMW, WHM Board Chair. 



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