"To foster and promote appreciation of the historic heritage of Dumfries, Virginia."

Hours of Operation:

Wednesday - Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 pm

Closed in the event of inclement weather (we follow Prince William County Public School closing policy).

Last tour starts at 4:15 p. m.

Tours Start at our Museum Annex at 3944 Cameron Street in Dumfries. On-street parking alongside Merchant Park on Duke or Cameron Streets is available.

Closed for  Christmas, Easter and the Thanksgiving holidays.
Seasonally closed from December 20, 2013 - February 28, 2014
During the closed months, please call to schedule group or private tours.

We are open full-time starting March 1, 2014

Admission Fees (admission includes guided tour):
Adults: $4.00
Senior Citizens and Children 6-16: $2.50
Children under 6: Free

Research Fees:
Research fee: $10 per hour.
Copying fee: $0.50 per page

Call 703-221-2218 for details. Visit our Calendar page for upcoming events!

Virginia Governor & Mrs. McDonnell launch the "Year of the Historic Home " website.  See the Weems-Botts Museum at www.historicalhomes.virginia.gov.  Pull up the "Virginia Time Travelers Passport" to participate in the Master Traveler program!  All Master Travelers will be recognized on the website, receive a certificate signed by the Governor and be entered to win additional prizes!


Historic Dumfries Virginia, is a private, 501 (c) (3) non-profit, membership organization, tasked with operating the Weems-Botts Museum, organizing history-related annual events, hosting guest speakers, managing a historical archives & library, and publishing a bi-monthly newsletter.

Officers and Directors- The Board of Historic Dumfries Virginia, Inc:
President: Mike Cecere
Vice President: Ron Smith
Acting Treasurer:Gary West
Secretary: Norma Fields  

Board Members at-large: 
  Gene Seevers, Francis Halpern, Cydny Neville, Mayor Gerald Foreman, Jeremiah Burns,
Raymond Lowry,
Selonia Miles, and David  Penman

 Museum Director: Joann Barron
Docents: Patrick Higgins and Ericka Bridges