Check Out These Local Museums

March 19th, 2018 by

Local Museums

Fredericksburg is home to numerous museums, just waiting for you to explore. Whether you live in the area or are just passing through, there is a long list of museums to check out, both in Fredericksburg and in the nearby cities.

Fredericksburg Area Museum

This museum sits within the 1816 Town Hall and Market House. You can visit it from Thursday to Monday. Admission to the Fredericksburg Area Museum is $5 for adults and $3 for educators and students. Active military members and their family members get in for free. You will find rotating exhibits, along with a permanent collection that gives you a glimpse of the local history.

George Washington’s Boyhood Home at Ferry Farm

George Washington moved to Ferry Farm at age 6 in 1738, although it was known as Home Farm at the time. When you visit the site, you can admire Civil War and Colonial artifacts in the Visitor Center or watch people at work in the archaeology lab. Explore the gardens and the 80 acres of grounds. There are hiking trails, as well. The admission is $9 for adults and $4.50 for students. You can also combine admission to Ferry Farm with Kenmore.

Kenmore Plantation

The Historic Kenmore Plantation is also operated by the George Washington Foundation. It was built by George Washington’s sister, along with her husband. The mansion is in the Georgian style and made of brick. Your visit should always include a trip to the Crowninshield Museum building, where you’ll find 18th-century decorative arts and furniture. If you time your visit correctly, you can go on a guided tour and then appreciate the grounds, which cover about 3 acres, afterward. Admission is 12 for adults and 6 for students.

James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library

The James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library houses the largest collection of documents and artifacts related to President James Monroe. Monroe’s descendants opened it in 1927, and it’s been passed down since then. Admission is $6 for adults and $2 for youth, with special rates for senior citizens.

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Shannon Air Museum

The Shannon Air Museum has a wide collection of aircraft, including rare pieces. The pieces used to be on display at the Virginia Aviation Museum in Richmond, but when that facility closed, they moved to the Shannon Air Museum. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for kids 6–17, senior citizens, first responders, and police officers. Kids 5 and younger are free.

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