Loudoun Museum

Loudoun Museum A museum dedicated to preserving and sharing the long history of Loudoun County
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With a collection of over 8,000 artifacts, we have something for everybody. In our Discovery Room, kids can dress up in period costume, play in our 19th century period kitchen, and learn by doing. For the military buff, we have artifacts on display from arrow heads to WWII memorabilia, and plenty to learn about Loudoun’s role in the Civil War. We have antique clothing, furniture, and more.

Right in the backyard of Washington, D.C., our history is the Nation’s history, but our county is one of a kind. Come by and find out for yourself.

04/23/2018

We had a fabulous opening weekend for our new exhibits! Thank you to the wonderful team who made it all possible. If you missed us this weekend, we will be open with our regular hours beginning Friday. Stop by to see what's new!

04/22/2018

Celebrate Earth Day by making a birdfeeder this afternoon-we have kid's crafts in the cabin today with refreshments from 1-5. See you there!

04/21/2018

Our new exhibits are now open! Stop by to see what's new at the museum today!

04/21/2018

'April Showers, May Flowers, and Summer Harvests. Loudouners and their Garden's opens at 10:00am. We hope to see you there!

04/17/2018

Are you as excited as we are about our new exhibit? Stop by to see our big reveal this Saturday and Sunday during the Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival!

04/13/2018

Our main gallery transformation is underway! Stop by next weekend, April 21 & 22, during the Leesburg Flower and Garden Show to explore our new exhibit: April Showers, May Flowers, and Summer Harvests: Loudouners and their Gardens. We'll be open with free admission Saturday and Sunday, & kids crafts and refreshments in the cabin. Don't miss it!

04/03/2018

While the museum won't be open for First Friday this week, we'd like to suggest you check out this First Friday program by Gary Clemens on the History of Transportation in Loudoun County.

04/02/2018

Here at the museum we are looking forward to our spring reopening on April 21 & 22 in conjunction with the Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival. Plan to stop by for kids crafts and refreshments in the log cabin & garden and view our new exhibit!

03/30/2018

Loudoun Museum is happy to welcome our new Program Director, Leah Cooper! We are thrilled to have her join our team and are looking forward to a full calendar of programs for all ages and interests. If you're interested in volunteering or helping out with programs, feel free to reach out to Leah at [email protected].

03/21/2018

Happy first full day of spring, Loudoun! How will you celebrate this snowy spring day?

03/09/2018

Spring is 'almost' in the air and Loudoun Museum will be taking full advantage of the season to refresh the museum and update our exhibits. The museum will be closed during our spring cleaning between now and the week of April 20th. We'll keep you posted of our progress on Facebook and look forward to having you join us when we reopen in April! Thank you!

03/02/2018

Due to the severe winds and dangerous driving conditions, Loudoun Museum will be closed today. Please stay safe and visit us tomorrow or Sunday.

03/01/2018

Cheers to everyone who supported the museum's Martinis Matter event last week! From volunteers to donors, from entertainment to guests-you all made it a fantastic and fun night that was a big success for the museum! Thank you!

02/24/2018

Tonight's the night! Martinis Matter at River Creek Club supports Loudoun Museum. Come on out between 6-9pm to enjoy the Lord Loudoun Martini, live music, and amazing auction items!

02/24/2018
Selma Mansion Rebirth

Who wants a tour of SELMA?
If any Selma Mansion Rebirth Fans are interested in a private behind the scenes tour of Selma, here is your chance.

“Martini’s Matter” is A FREE Event at River Creek Club in Leesburg on
​​​​​​Saturday, February 24th
​​​​​​6:00 – 9:00 pm supporting the Loudoun Museum.

One of the silent auction items of the evening is a BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR OF SELMA!!

Please join us. Bring your friends! This event is open to the public. Let's celebrate the Loudoun Museum while enjoying views of the Potomac River from River Creek Club’s Eagle Nest Tavern (43800 Olympic Blvd Leesburg, VA 20176). Festivities take place from 6- 9pm. Specialty Lord Loudoun Martinis, full bar, non-alcoholic libations and food available for purchase. Live Music! DEANE KERN is a longtime staple of the LoCo music scene, Deane’s music crosses genres and decades alike with his repertoire of rock, folk, blues and even reggae. SILENT AUCTION & RAFFLE PRIZES!

The Selma Silent Auction Item is a tour for 6 people and will provide guests an insider’s look of the home, from the mechanical and electrical infrastructure in the basement to the Venetian plaster, leather paneling, Fortuny upholstered walls and hand painted murals on the first and second levels. While there is no photography allowed inside the residence, winners of this tour will be provided digital photographs taken by the Selma photographer to memorialize this visit. Additionally, each guest on the tour will also receive a commemorative Selma picture frame and Selma tee shirt. Tour guests will also receive “Selma Superfan” status and will be included in Superfan events and exclusives in the future. This group of Superfans is a small (less than 100) group of followers who have been invited to the home for private “fan” events, receive private updates from the owners and will be invited to a “fan and family” luncheon at the residence once all the renovations are complete.

The tour will be conducted by Thomas, Selma’s Chief of Security and will include light refreshments afterwards for questions and answers. If the owners are in Virginia when the tour is scheduled, they will certainly be on hand during the Q&A session.

Scott and I will be there tomorrow night and would love to meet you! Hope to see you there!

02/20/2018

Martinis Matter is this Saturday! Don't miss it!

02/17/2018

The Loudoun Museum will be open this Monday, President’s Day, from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Stop by and learn some of the local history. Hope you all have a nice weekend.

02/02/2018

Loudoun Museum is open today from 10-5pm and 6-8pm for First Friday. Stop by for a visit!

01/27/2018

The Loudoun Museum's log cabin will have an open house today and every Saturday 12-5pm. So stop by and see one of the "covenant" houses of Leesburg. We hope to see you soon.

01/26/2018

Don't miss Martinis Matter in support of Loudoun Museum on February 24th! Join us at River Creek club for this free event where proceeds from the sale of Lord Loudoun Martinis and our silent auction will all go to support the museum. Auction items include: an exclusive wine and small bites gathering in the Museum's 1760's Silversmith's Cabin with a private museum tour; an overnight stay at Lansdowne Resort with breakfast; Season Pass to Great Country Farms and tasting experiences at Bluemont Vineyard & Dirt Farm Brewery; 4-pack of Bistro Tickets to the Tarara Winery Summer Concert Series...and many more!

01/19/2018

Starting tomorrow, January 20th, Loudoun Museum's Log Cabin will be open for visitors on Saturdays from 12-5pm. Stop by to hear the history of one of the oldest buildings in Leesburg and if you're lucky, our docent may be willing to share a ghost story too!

01/19/2018
01/16/2018
Visit Loudoun

Loudoun County has a rich heritage and history as displayed by local museums. This article showcases 3 (including Loudoun Museum) that offer fun, educational experiences for all visitors. Check it out and we hope you'll visit us this weekend!

Have you ever wondered about the history that makes Loudoun so unique? Look no further than today's blog featuring the Loudoun Museum, Heritage Farm Museum & National Sporting Library & Museum #LoveLoudoun

01/14/2018

Loudoun Museum will be open from 10am-5pm on Monday, January 15, 2018. Stop by and see us after you enjoy the MLK Jr. Day parade in Leesburg.

01/05/2018

Loudoun Museum will be closed on Friday, January 5, 2018. Stay warm on this frosty Friday!

12/31/2017

The Loudoun Museum will be closed today, Sunday, December 31st. We hope that you have a “Happy New Year”. Remember to visit us in 2018. Regular hours are:

Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm

12/22/2017

Loudoun Museum will be open Friday, 12/22 from 10am-1pm and Saturday, 12/23 from 10am-5pm. We will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in observance of the holiday.

12/20/2017

Wouldn't these beautiful mugs look great under your tree? Loudoun Museum will be open this Friday and Saturday from 10:00am-5:00pm; stop in to soak up some local history and pick up a mug or two for gifts. We will be closed on Christmas Eve in observance of the holiday.

12/16/2017

Stop by the Loudoun Museum with your children. They can make a craft for the holidays🎄. We have 3 “experienced” crafters that will assist the little ones. Free admission today. We would all love to see you.

12/15/2017

Happy Bill of Rights Day to all. Our hometown of Leesburg, VA played a role in the preservation of important historic documents. This article tells the tale.

Happy Bill of Rights Day! Did you know a Department of State employee named Stephen Pleasonton saved the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution during the War of 1812 from possible capture and destruction by British forces? During the early days of the Republic, the U.S. Department of State was home to these historic documents. https://goo.gl/m6LMCt #DiscoverDiplomacy

The White House Historical Association US National Archives Loudoun Museum The Bill of Rights Institute

12/14/2017

Looking for a fun activity with your kids this Saturday? Loudoun Museum will be making these holiday crafts with families from 11am-2pm. Stop by for some crafting fun before taking a horse drawn carriage ride-rides leave from outside the log cabin!

12/11/2017

A big thank you to everyone who came out for the museum's holiday and volunteer appreciation party last night. What a wonderful evening to relax and spend time together! Special thanks to our hosts, the Stipeks, for opening their lovely home to us.

We're looking forward to an exciting year in 2018 and plan to have many different volunteer opportunities available throughout the year. Until then, happy holidays to all!🎄⛄

12/08/2017
12/07/2017

Did you know Loudoun Museum has some great gift ideas for your favorite history buff or hard to shop for teacher? Stop by this weekend and pick up a gorgeous museum coffee mug a perfect partner to some locally roasted coffee beans. Pair a bottle of wine from your favorite local vineyard with some museum wine glasses. Or tuck a museum membership into someone's stocking-it comes with a copy of our book "The Lure of Loudoun".

12/01/2017

The Loudoun Museum has an “Olde Tyme” Christmas card display for the holiday season. Stop by any weekend this month to see the cards that were used in Christmas past.

12/01/2017

We look forward to seeing everyone tonight for a fabulous First Friday in downtown Leesburg!

Tea Time - 12/1 5-8pm - The Loudoun Museum is featuring their history exhibit, showcasing a variety of artifacts from Loudoun County's past centuries. Plus you can join tea artisan, Lisa Scruggs in the log cabin for samples of her unique tea blends. Also open is the Children's Discovery Room, where today's youngster can enjoy a special hands-on history experience, exploring what life was like for children in the 1820's. Free Admission. Location: 16 Loudoun St. SW

11/27/2017

If you missed the tea tastings with our tea lady this past weekend, she will be back for a final tea tasting event during First Friday, from 5-8pm on December 1st. Come join us!

11/24/2017

Take some time out of your black Friday shopping today to enjoy the tea tasting with Lisa Scruggs in the log cabin from 12-5pm, and stop by the museum for some great holiday gift ideas.

11/17/2017
11/11/2017

The howling wind yesterday “denuded” our lovely ginkgo tree. We missed the beautiful golden leaves this year. A plus - the wind took all the stinky fruit down, too!

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16 Loudoun St SW
Leesburg, VA
20175

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