6409 Danbell Lane
Thornburg, VA 22565
Phone: (540) 582-1097
Fax: (540) 582-1073
Arts & Museums
Open year round, this museum is housed in the Old Berea Church, built in 1856. A variety of locally significant history is on display inside.
Exhibits at this museum bring the Civil War area to life through original artifacts, extensive displays, and more.
Visit the working studio of local artist Bill Harris.
James Monroe, our nation's fifth president, began his illustrious career practicing law in Fredericksburg and this museum contains a remarkable collection of the personal possessions, furnishings, and papers of Monroe and his wife Elizabeth James Monroe. A memorial garden is also on the grounds which includes a bronze bust of James Monroe by Margaret French Cresson, daughter of Daniel Chester French, sculptor of the famous statue of Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Administered by the University of Mary Washington, the James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library is dedicated to the life of James Monroe and his family. The museum houses a collection of more than 1,600 artifacts that were passed on by the descendants of the 5th President of the United States during the initiation of the museum in 1927. Today, the museum not only houses these artifacts but also more than 10,000 historic documents and 3,000 volumes of books inside its library. The museum and the library is open throughout the year.
Nearly two centuries of banking history are on display in this museum which is housed in one of the oldest buildings in America serving continuously as a bank. Objects on display reflect the history of Fredericksburg's prosperous and challenging times.
If you are interested in finding out the lifestyle of the people in the city or how they lived in the past, the Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center is a must go for you. The museum houses several artifacts like texts, documents, maps, photographs, furniture, books, silver and much more dating back to 1986. There is a small shop on the premise for you to by a sweet memory of your visit here, after you have toured the museum. To know more about the place, check the website.
Know more about how different ailments were cured back in 1742 when science was still young and ailments like fever caused death. You will get to take a tour through this ancient pharmacy museum and check out the different herbs, barks and roots which were administered as medicines. Check out the beautiful garden which has samples of the medicinal trees growing here. If you are interested in science and history, this is a must visit for you.
This well preserved display house, which was bought by Sir George Washington for his mother in the year 1772, is located on the corner of Charles and Lewis street. It served as a residence for Mary Washington for 17 years until her death in 1789, and has been under the administration of Association for the Preservation of Virginian Antiquities (A.P.V.A.) since 1891. The house showcases the possessions of the house of that time and also comprises of a well-maintained garden.
Standing on the site of the original White Oak School which burned and was rebuilt in 1912 as a one-room schoolhouse, this museum contains a unique and extensive collection of Union and Confederate artifacts from actual Civil War battle sites and encampments around the Fredericksburg area.