top of page

Washington Heritage Museums Calendar

Join us for our upcoming events and programs!



Event cancellations and updates will be announced via our Facebook page.

Washington Heritage Museums

Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence

Thursday, July 4 at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, & 3:00 PM

Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop

Join Washington Heritage Museums at the Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop as we celebrate our independence with a reading of the Declaration of Independence. Living historians will read this historic document live from the steps in front of this 18th-century building. This is a moving experience you won't want to miss!


Museum tours available for a fee

Washington Heritage Museums

Family Fun at the Rising Sun Tavern

Thursday, July 4 at 12:00 PM & 2:00 PM

Join us on the lawn behind the Rising Sun Tavern as costumed interpreters will read children’s books on the American Revolution and this historic day in our nation’s history. Bring the family for fun activities themed around the Fourth of July.


Museum tours available for a fee

Washington Heritage Museums

Twilight History

Monday, July 22 – Thursday, July 25 at 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Give your young historian the gift of authentic games & activities this summer! Washington Heritage Museums is pleased to host another week of Twilight History programs designed to give students the perfect hands-on experience with local history. Programs will be held at a different historic site each night, including the Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, the Rising Sun Tavern, the Mary Washington House, and the Mary Washington Monument. This a great chance for parents to relax and enjoy downtown Fredericksburg! Participants must be aged 8 to 12 years. Youth aged 15 and older may be interested in volunteering as a Camp Apprentice: Sign Up Now!

$115 registration, $95 for WHM members

Washington Heritage Museums

Music by Jon Tyler Wiley & His Virginia Choir

Food by Dori Farrell Catering

Bourbon and Boxwood

Saturday, September 28 from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Join us at the Mary Washington House under the stars for our signature fundraising event. Enjoy a great evening in and around the gardens with live music, wonderful people, bourbon tastings, delicious food and libations, and an exciting silent auction all while we raise funds for the maintenance, preservation, and educational programs of all five WHM properties. This event sells out each year and is one you don’t want to miss.


Check back soon for announcements on sponsorship, ticket sales, and the silent auction!

WHM Youtube Link
bottom of page