Grand Re-Opening of the Weems-Botts Museum on March 1, 2013

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Weems-botts-Museum-1024x768Historic Dumfries Virginia / Weems-Botts Museum will re-open for the 2013 season on Friday March 1st!  New exhibits to highlight the colonial and Revolutionary War era of Dumfries and Prince William County will be presented.   The important role that the church played in assisting the poor and needy is demonstrated and discussed in our recreated “Church Vestry Room.”  Visitors will learn that it was often the church’s responsibility to provide for the needs of orphans, the disabled, and the poor.

The importance of Dumfries as a thriving tobacco port town and center of commerce is highlighted in our new Colonial Store exhibit.  Visitors will see and in some cases touch items that would have been for sale in a typical store in colonial Virginia.  The significance of the tobacco trade with Britain will also be evident after a visit to our store.

The third new exhibit highlights the role that Dumfries played in the American Revolution and particularly the Revolutionary War.  What was a storage room for the church vestry has become quarters for soldiers of the 3rd Virginia Regiment who mustered in Dumfries in 1776.  Visitors will see the equipment and clothing used by soldiers in the Revolutionary War and learn about the important contributions that Dumfries and Prince William County made to American independence.

The Weems-Botts museum re-opens on Friday March 1st at 10 a.m.


Operating Hours


Wednesday thru Saturday   10 – 5    ( Last tour starts at 4:15 )

Sunday                12 – 5


Admission:  Adults     $ 4.00

Seniors    $ 2.50

Students  $ 2.50

Children under 6 are free


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