Wednesday - Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 pm
Scheduled Tours at 10:30 a.m., 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.
Closed in the event of inclement weather (we follow Prince William County Public School closing policy).
Last tour starts at 4:00 pm.
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 Easter and Thanksgiving holidays.
Seasonally closed from December 17, 2016 - February 28, 2017
Admission Fees (admission includes guided tour):
Senior Citizens and Children 6-16: $3.00
Children under 6: Free
Research fee: $10 per hour.
Copying fee: $0.25 per page
Call 703-221-2218 for additional details
Tours Start at our Museum Welcome Center/Annex
at 3944 Cameron Street in Dumfries:
From the north: Take exit 152 from I-95, merge left at "Y" exit onto Route 234, turn right at intersection with Route 1. In Dumfries, after highway splits and you pass Town Hall and Community Center on the left and the garden center Dumfries Nursery on the right, turn right off Route 1 onto Duke St. at the Weems-Botts Museum/Merchant Park/William Grayson Memorial sign. The Museum is 2 blocks up the hill at the corner of Duke and Cameron streets, but tours star at our Museum Annex at 3944 Cameron Street. Please do not park in the apartment building's parking area, but alongside Merchant Park.
From the south: Take Exit 152 from I-95, turn right at "Y" exit onto Route 234, then follow directions above.
The history of Dumfries is illuminated on this family-friendly and interesting tour. Colonial Dumfries, the oldest chartered town in Virginia, was a thriving port city, rivaling New York, Philadelphia, and Boston. Famous Virginia families, such as the Masons, Lees, and Washingtons frequented Dumfries for shopping, entertainment, political meetings, taverns, and to conduct business. Dumfries subsequently serves important roles in the Revolutionary War with Britain.