Weems-Botts Museum/Historic Dumfries, VA

Weems-Botts Museum/Historic Dumfries, VA This fun and local Museum tour describes the fascinating history of the town of Dumfries- Virginia's oldest chartered town and once a major Eastern Port!

11/23/2013
Ghostly Activity in the Weems-Botts Museum and Monster Fest 10

Ghostly Activity in the Weems-Botts Museum and Monster Fest 10

Please join LeeAnne and Angela as they share the ghostly activity that has been occurring at the Weems-Botts Museum and the Monstrously good time they had at Monster Fest 10! Tune in to hear great EVPS and be sure to join them in the Para-X chat room so that you can view photos of the museum and Mon...

Historic Haunts
10/19/2013
Historic Haunts

Historic Haunts

Looking for places to visit in Virginia,located just a short distance from Washington, D.C.- Prince William & Manassas includes a variety of attractions and events for every interest.

Haunted Museum Lock-in
10/19/2013
Haunted Museum Lock-in

Haunted Museum Lock-in

For those willing to test their bravery, the Haunted Museum Lock-Ins give you the chance to stay the night in “the second most haunted house in Virginia”: The Weems-Botts Museum! The evening begins at 9:00pm with the Haunted Heights Ghost Walk, followed by entry into the Museum where staff members r...

10/22/2011

Join us for the Antiques and Collectibles Appraisal Fair in Dumfries on Saturday, October 22, from 12p - 5p! Experts in clocks, Wedgwood, dolls, military memorabilia, glass, textiles, furniture, porcelain, and so much more are on hand at the Dumfries United Methodist Church to tell you about your treasures and appraise the value. The event has received press in Northern Virginia Magazine, the Potomac News & Messenger, Potomac Living, and many other publications. It promises to be great fun! Call 703.221.2218 for more details. See you tomorrow!

06/17/2011

THE HISTORIC DUMFRIES WEEMS-BOTTS MUSEUM WILL BE OPEN EVERY SUNDAY FROM 12:00 NOON TO 4:00 P.M. THROUGH THE SUMMER. Come join us on Father's Day for a tour of the Weems-Botts Museum and bring along a picnic to enjoy in Merchant Park

05/26/2011

Historic Dumfries has joined forces with the Blue Star Museums program in an effort to show its appreciation of the United States military. The program allows free admission to all active duty military and their immediate family members, which includes active duty Reserve and active duty National Guard, from May 31 to September 5, 2011

05/24/2011

"Was Dumfries Elementary School Built on a Slave Cemetery?" You're invited to a presentation by Thunderbird Archeology detailing the results of their most recent dig at the site- & graves were found! Are rumors the school was built on a slave cemetery true? Free & open to the public. Refreshments follow. Thurs., June 9, 7 pm @ the Dumfries Community Center (next to Town Hall) on Main Street. Please join us!

05/04/2011

Celebrate history in Dumfries on Saturday! Dumfries 262nd Charter Day will be celebrated from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday in Merchant Park. This free family event will include live entertainment, games, the Prince William Resolves Reenactment, historical demonstrations of colonial life, and George Washington's Friends. Join the fun!!!

04/23/2011

The Ghost / Paranormal Investigation scheduled for Sat. April 16th is rescheduled for April 30th due to rain & thunderstorms. This will run from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. starting at the Weems-Botts Annex. Please join us if you think you have what it takes to be a ghost hunter. Cost is $25 per person, Call 703-221-221

03/15/2011

Please hurry and sign up for the Paranormal Research Class on March 19th, 2011; the new class session from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. is filling up fast! Call 703-221-2218 to register for more information.

03/12/2011

Ghost Hunting 101 Paranormal Research Class on March 19th, 2011 has another time period added as the first class has sold out. A new class will run from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Krystal Porras who will conduct the class is very excited to be doing this fundraiser for Historic Dumfries/Weems-Botts Museum, please join us if you think you have what it takes to be a ghost hunter. Call Joann Barron at 703-221-2218

02/25/2011

The Weems-Botts Museum will open for the Spring Season starting next week on March 5th. from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Days of operation will be from Tuesday through Saturday. Please join us as we share a new exhibit - A Historic Deed signed by Parson Weems on September 11, 1799!

02/17/2011

Historic Dumfries and the "3:33 a.m. Paranormal Research Group" will be holding a Paranormal Research Class 101 on 3/19/2011 at the Dumfries Community Center from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $25.00 and space is very limited. Please call Joann at 703-221-2218 for more information.

02/15/2011

The Weems-Botts Museum will open for tours each Saturday in February from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please join us as we share a new exhibit - A Historic Deed signed by Parson Weems on September 11, 1799!

02/15/2011

We have lots of fun volunteer opportunities! They are available on both ongoing or one time events. Help us share history by being a docent, speaking out in the community, writing for our newsletter, help with research, create displays and maintain our herb garden! Call Joann at 703-221-2218 to learn more

09/17/2010

Please
save and donate your Silica Gel packets from shoe boxes, leather goods,
etc. To purchase these packets from an archival supply company it cost
$5.10 per pack of 4 small silica gel packets - we would appreciate any
donations! Thanks, Joann

09/15/2010

The
Weems-Botts Museum is looking for volunteers to help us with up-coming
events. Please call Joann Barron at 703-221-2218 for more information

09/03/2010

HDV General Meeting on Sept. 9 - Open to the public. Our
guest speaker is Richard Webb who is currently working at Claude Moore
Colonial Farm where he portrays a tenant farmer. Dr. Webb plans to discuss
the life of a colonial tenant farmer in Virginia in 1771. Join us for
this exciting lecture! For more information please call the Weems -
Botts Museum at 703-221-2218

08/19/2010

Historic Dumfries
wishes to take this opportunity to offer great thanks to Dumfries
Town Summer Interns: Linsey Greaux, Rachel Price, Tanesha Boulden
and Deanna Pacitto for their wonderful help and contributions of
volunteer work during the summer. Thank you so much - you have truly shown
great community spirit and we are so grateful!!! Joann

07/18/2010

Weems-Botts Museum will be closed this week until Fri. July 23, 2010.
We are very sorry for the inconvenience.

07/10/2010

Oral History Project: Please help Historic Dumfries identify candidates for an oral history
project this summer. We are in the process of researching the history
of Dumfries, Batestown, and the Cabin Branch Mine. If you are a
descendant of residents that lived in our historic region - we would
love to record your historic stories, family folktales or recollections
of the stories relatives have imparted to you.

06/08/2010

Iinvites you to our 36th Anniversary Celebration!
Please join us as we recognize volunteers, supporters, members and founders as we celebrate 36 years of protecting,
promoting, and preserving Dumfries’ history! Thursday, June 10, 2010
6:30 pm. Light Reception.
Dumfries Community Center; 17757 Main Street - RSVP by June 9(703) 221-2218

06/03/2010

Prince William Resolves Day on June 5, 2010. Performances start at 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm at the Dumfries Community Center, 17757 Main Street. Historic Dumfries invites you to participate in a living history event marking the 236th anniversary of the Prince William Resolves! Join re-enactors portraying such famous Virgin...ians as William Grayson and Foushee Tebbs, as they debate the "Prince William Resolves.

05/29/2010
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The Historic Dumfries Weems-Botts Museum has joined forces with the Blue Star Museums program, in an effort to show its appreciation of the United States military. Blue Star Museums is an Operation Appreciation initiative from Blue Star Families in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The program allo...ws free admission to active duty military and their immediate family members (military ID holder and five immediate family members), which includes active duty Reserve and active duty National Guard, from May 31 to September 6, 2010. The complete list of participating Blue Star Museums is available at www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums .

05/11/2010

Historic Dumfries Virginia Prince William Resolves Day on June 5, 2010. Performances start at 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm at the Dumfries Community Cente. Historic Dumfries invites you to participate in a living history event marking the 236th anniversary of the Prince William Resolves! Join re-enactors portraying such famous Virginians as William Grayson and Foushee Tebbs, as they debate the "Prince William Resolves."

04/01/2010

Wow! Items for our Silent Auction keep coming in! Two Guy's Antiques, Mary's Florist, Carraba's, Avon, Vincent & Vincent Day Spa and Salon, Jiffy Lube, Massage Envy, Daniel's Auto Care, MaryKay, Papa John's, Belle Framing, Starbucks, Dixon's Wedding Coordination, JoJo's Soft Serve, Montclair Family Restuarant, and more! Join us April 17 and bid on some great deals! Call Beth or Emma at 703.221.2218 for tickets!

Mark your calendar! Saturday, April 17, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm- our first Weems-Botts Museum Benefit! A Silent Auction & All...
03/11/2010
Historic Dumfries Virginia, Inc.

Mark your calendar! Saturday, April 17, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm- our first Weems-Botts Museum Benefit! A Silent Auction & All-You-Can-Eat Pasta Buffet hosted by the Montclair Country Club! Only $20 a ticket- the buffet includes all-you-can-eat salad, bread, 3 pastas, 3 sauces, meatballs, and dessert! Peruse and bid on fantastic auction items. All proceeds go to support needed restoration and preservation of over 150+ Colonial and Civil War artifacts that were donated in the past year. Help us preserve our national heritage by attending the event or donating an item or service for the Silent Auction! Call 703.221.2218 or e-mail [email protected] for more details. Thank you!

Mark your calendars and get your tickets for our exciting Weems-Botts Museum Benefit! The Montclair Country Club will be hosting an All-You-Can-Eat Pasta Dinner and Silent Auction on Saturday, April 17, 2010.

02/22/2010

Finally, some good economic news! We're hiring! Two part-time positions with a family-friendly and flexible schedule. A Full-Charge Bookkeeper and a Communications Director. Apply by e-mailing your resume to [email protected] Call us at 703.221.2218 with any questions. Good news!

10/25/2009

Here is our very first post! Please let everyone know that we are on facebook! We hope you will come visit us on Dec. 12th between 2 and 5 for our Christmas open house.

Address

3944 Cameron St
Dumfries, VA
22026

Opening Hours

Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(703) 221-2218

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