Reston Museum

Reston Museum Reston Museum offers educational and public programming, exhibits, host annual events, plus Reston merchandise. The museum preserves a collection of artifacts related to Reston’s history.
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Admission is free! Open as volunteers are available. 501c3

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#simonseptember Simon at Reston's 10th anniversary 1974. We're celebrating Reston's Founder Robert E. Simon, Jr. all mon...
09/09/2021

#simonseptember Simon at Reston's 10th anniversary 1974. We're celebrating Reston's Founder Robert E. Simon, Jr. all month long! #restonmuseum #reston #restonhistory

#simonseptember Simon at Reston's 10th anniversary 1974. We're celebrating Reston's Founder Robert E. Simon, Jr. all month long! #restonmuseum #reston #restonhistory

Only a few Lego Lake Anne Fountain Kits left! Get yours online or at the museum. https://www.restonmuseum.org/product-pa...
09/08/2021

Only a few Lego Lake Anne Fountain Kits left! Get yours online or at the museum. https://www.restonmuseum.org/product-page/fountain-kit. Designed by Nathan Hagan. Sponsored by Nordic Knot and Lake Anne Brew House. Inspired by the Lake Anne Fountain by James Rossant.

Only a few Lego Lake Anne Fountain Kits left! Get yours online or at the museum. https://www.restonmuseum.org/product-page/fountain-kit. Designed by Nathan Hagan. Sponsored by Nordic Knot and Lake Anne Brew House. Inspired by the Lake Anne Fountain by James Rossant.

Join us for our next all-virtual program Reston & Mid-Century Modern Living on September 9th. We'll be exploring early R...
09/07/2021

Join us for our next all-virtual program Reston & Mid-Century Modern Living on September 9th. We'll be exploring early Reston home interiors. Registration with RCC required: https://bit.ly/3aSqKx3 #restonmuseum #reston #midcenturymodern #interiordesign

Join us for our next all-virtual program Reston & Mid-Century Modern Living on September 9th. We'll be exploring early Reston home interiors. Registration with RCC required: https://bit.ly/3aSqKx3 #restonmuseum #reston #midcenturymodern #interiordesign

Visit this home during our Reston Home Tour to see this stunning 1971 home by architect Ken Bonner.  Tour is on October ...
09/05/2021

Visit this home during our Reston Home Tour to see this stunning 1971 home by architect Ken Bonner. Tour is on October 16 this year. Get your tickets today https://www.restonmuseum.org/event-details/annual-reston-home-tour Photo by HomeVisit #restonmuseum #reston #restonhometour

Visit this home during our Reston Home Tour to see this stunning 1971 home by architect Ken Bonner. Tour is on October 16 this year. Get your tickets today https://www.restonmuseum.org/event-details/annual-reston-home-tour Photo by HomeVisit #restonmuseum #reston #restonhometour

Join us for our next all virtual program September 9th 7 p.m. Advanced registration required https://bit.ly/3xm7lxD. #re...
09/04/2021

Join us for our next all virtual program September 9th 7 p.m. Advanced registration required https://bit.ly/3xm7lxD. #restonmuseum #restonhistory #midcenturymodern #throwbackthursday #throwback #flashback #TBT

Join us for our next all virtual program September 9th 7 p.m. Advanced registration required https://bit.ly/3xm7lxD. #restonmuseum #restonhistory #midcenturymodern #throwbackthursday #throwback #flashback #TBT

The Reston Museum opened 24 years ago in September 1997. To celebrate, individual museum membership is only $24 for the ...
09/03/2021

The Reston Museum opened 24 years ago in September 1997. To celebrate, individual museum membership is only $24 for the entire month. Become a member at https://www.restonmuseum.org/membership to support our mission to preserve the past, inform the present, and influence the future of Reston. #restonmuseum #reston #museummember

The Reston Museum opened 24 years ago in September 1997. To celebrate, individual museum membership is only $24 for the entire month. Become a member at https://www.restonmuseum.org/membership to support our mission to preserve the past, inform the present, and influence the future of Reston. #restonmuseum #reston #museummember

For many years the Black Arts Festival was held Labor Day weekend. Learn more about Reston Black Focus and the Black Art...
09/02/2021

For many years the Black Arts Festival was held Labor Day weekend. Learn more about Reston Black Focus and the Black Arts Festival in our online exhibit https://www.restonmuseum.org/opencommunityexhibit #TBT #throwbackthursday #restonmuseum #reston #restonhistory #fromthearchives

For many years the Black Arts Festival was held Labor Day weekend. Learn more about Reston Black Focus and the Black Arts Festival in our online exhibit https://www.restonmuseum.org/opencommunityexhibit #TBT #throwbackthursday #restonmuseum #reston #restonhistory #fromthearchives

This month we're celebrating Reston's Founder Robert E. Simon Jr, with #SimonSeptember. Here Robert Weaver, secretary of...
09/02/2021

This month we're celebrating Reston's Founder Robert E. Simon Jr, with #SimonSeptember. Here Robert Weaver, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, presents the new "Urban Pioneer" medal to Reston's creator Robert E. Simon, Jr. as Interior Secretary Stewart Udall looks on. #simonseptember #restonmuseum #restonhistory #reston #RES 2010fic056-1

This month we're celebrating Reston's Founder Robert E. Simon Jr, with #SimonSeptember. Here Robert Weaver, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, presents the new "Urban Pioneer" medal to Reston's creator Robert E. Simon, Jr. as Interior Secretary Stewart Udall looks on. #simonseptember #restonmuseum #restonhistory #reston #RES 2010fic056-1

"The Reston Home Tour is made possible by sponsors such as the O'Gorman Team. They have been supporting the home tour fo...
09/01/2021
Home - The O'Gorman Team

"The Reston Home Tour is made possible by sponsors such as the O'Gorman Team. They have been supporting the home tour for 13 years! A #1 rated Reston Real Estate team, they know everything there is to know about Reston. We appreciate their sponsorship and that they share Reston's history on their website year-round! Learn more at https://theogormanteam.com/" O'Gorman Team - Boofie & Margaret

We are your Reston real estate experts! The O’Gorman team knows Reston, and better yet, the personality of every neighborhood. We live and work here.

Join us September 9th 7pm for an all virtual program Reston & Mid Century Modern living. Advanced registration required ...
08/31/2021

Join us September 9th 7pm for an all virtual program Reston & Mid Century Modern living. Advanced registration required https://bit.ly/3xm7lxD. #restonmuseum #restonhistory #midcenturymodern #throwbackthursday #throwback #flashback #TBT

Join us September 9th 7pm for an all virtual program Reston & Mid Century Modern living. Advanced registration required https://bit.ly/3xm7lxD. #restonmuseum #restonhistory #midcenturymodern #throwbackthursday #throwback #flashback #TBT

On the Reston Home Tour this year see the first home constructed on Lake Thoreau! Tour is on October 16 this year. Get y...
08/30/2021

On the Reston Home Tour this year see the first home constructed on Lake Thoreau! Tour is on October 16 this year. Get your tickets today https://www.restonmuseum.org/event-details/annual-reston-home-tour Photo by HomeVisit #restonmuseum #reston #restonhometour

On the Reston Home Tour this year see the first home constructed on Lake Thoreau! Tour is on October 16 this year. Get your tickets today https://www.restonmuseum.org/event-details/annual-reston-home-tour Photo by HomeVisit #restonmuseum #reston #restonhometour

Join us for our last Storytime for Little Historians of this summer. Tomorrow 11 am at the museum. Free program in partn...
08/30/2021

Join us for our last Storytime for Little Historians of this summer. Tomorrow 11 am at the museum. Free program in partnership with Reston's Used Book Shop. #storytime #restonmuseum #RUBS https://www.restonmuseum.org/upcomingprograms

Join us for our last Storytime for Little Historians of this summer. Tomorrow 11 am at the museum. Free program in partnership with Reston's Used Book Shop. #storytime #restonmuseum #RUBS https://www.restonmuseum.org/upcomingprograms

See four amazing renovated residences along with the Kensington, a premier assisted living and memory care community dur...
08/27/2021

See four amazing renovated residences along with the Kensington, a premier assisted living and memory care community during our 19th Reston Home Tour on October 16. Order tickets online at https://bit.ly/3DaGZTb. Masks are required for this year's tour. #restonmuseum #restonhometour #hometour #reston #kensington #virginiaisforlovers

See four amazing renovated residences along with the Kensington, a premier assisted living and memory care community during our 19th Reston Home Tour on October 16. Order tickets online at https://bit.ly/3DaGZTb. Masks are required for this year's tour. #restonmuseum #restonhometour #hometour #reston #kensington #virginiaisforlovers

Learn about the colorful interiors of Reston's earliest homes in our upcoming all virtual program! Join us on September ...
08/26/2021

Learn about the colorful interiors of Reston's earliest homes in our upcoming all virtual program! Join us on September 9th 7 p.m. for Reston & Mid Century Modern living. Advanced registration with RCC required https://bit.ly/3xm7lxD. #restonmuseum #restonhistory #midcenturymodern #restoncommunitycenter #throwback #flashback #TBT #throwbackthursday

Learn about the colorful interiors of Reston's earliest homes in our upcoming all virtual program! Join us on September 9th 7 p.m. for Reston & Mid Century Modern living. Advanced registration with RCC required https://bit.ly/3xm7lxD. #restonmuseum #restonhistory #midcenturymodern #restoncommunitycenter #throwback #flashback #TBT #throwbackthursday

Reston Home Tour early bird tickets on sale now! Get your tickets today at https://www.restonmuseum.org/event-details/an...
08/23/2021
Reston Home Tour | Reston Museum

Reston Home Tour early bird tickets on sale now! Get your tickets today at https://www.restonmuseum.org/event-details/annual-reston-home-tour Early bird ticket pricing ends Sept 15. Museum members receive an additional $5 discount with coupon code. #restonmuseum #restonhometour #reston

Purchase tickets for our 2021 self-guided tour of five uniquely remodeled Reston homes! Tickets and link to tour map will be sent in the confirmation email. Masks are required for this event. We will notify you when the booklet is ready for pickup.

Join us for our next all-virtual program Reston & Mid-Century Modern Living on September 9th. We'll be exploring early R...
08/20/2021

Join us for our next all-virtual program Reston & Mid-Century Modern Living on September 9th. We'll be exploring early Reston home interiors. Registration with RCC required: https://bit.ly/3aSqKx3 #restonmuseum #reston #midcenturymodern #interiordesign

Join us for our next all-virtual program Reston & Mid-Century Modern Living on September 9th. We'll be exploring early Reston home interiors. Registration with RCC required: https://bit.ly/3aSqKx3 #restonmuseum #reston #midcenturymodern #interiordesign

We hope you are having a wonderful time during our first Bricks by the Lake Lego event at Lake Anne Plaza. Don't forget ...
08/14/2021

We hope you are having a wonderful time during our first Bricks by the Lake Lego event at Lake Anne Plaza. Don't forget to vote for your favorite build today! https://bit.ly/3Ap4sxQ #restonmusuem #bricksbythelake #lego #fanfavorite

We hope you are having a wonderful time during our first Bricks by the Lake Lego event at Lake Anne Plaza. Don't forget to vote for your favorite build today! https://bit.ly/3Ap4sxQ #restonmusuem #bricksbythelake #lego #fanfavorite

Bricks by the Lake is underway! Come see what everyone is building! #bricksbythelake
08/14/2021

Bricks by the Lake is underway! Come see what everyone is building! #bricksbythelake

Thank you to the sponsors of today's Bricks by the Lake! Aspen Jewelry Designs, Lake Anne Brew House, Nordic Knot, Natha...
08/14/2021

Thank you to the sponsors of today's Bricks by the Lake! Aspen Jewelry Designs, Lake Anne Brew House, Nordic Knot, Nathan Hagan, Synergy Design & Construction, Sechrest Diversity, Lake Anne Coffee House and Wine Bar, Friends of Lake Anne, Main Street Home Loans, Micki Moravitz Century 21. Master Build Exhibit is open at Reston Community Center and 3pm the competition starts. Friends of Lake Anne Lake Anne Brew House Lake Anne Coffee House & Wine Bar Nordic Knot Aspen Jewelry Designs Synergy Design & Construction Main Street Home Loans Micki Moravitz - Realtor

Thank you to the sponsors of today's Bricks by the Lake! Aspen Jewelry Designs, Lake Anne Brew House, Nordic Knot, Nathan Hagan, Synergy Design & Construction, Sechrest Diversity, Lake Anne Coffee House and Wine Bar, Friends of Lake Anne, Main Street Home Loans, Micki Moravitz Century 21. Master Build Exhibit is open at Reston Community Center and 3pm the competition starts. Friends of Lake Anne Lake Anne Brew House Lake Anne Coffee House & Wine Bar Nordic Knot Aspen Jewelry Designs Synergy Design & Construction Main Street Home Loans Micki Moravitz - Realtor

View Master Builds by Charm City lug Baltimore at Reston Community Center. Open now! #restonmuseum #bricksbythelake #leg...
08/14/2021

View Master Builds by Charm City lug Baltimore at Reston Community Center. Open now! #restonmuseum #bricksbythelake #lego #restocommunitycenter

Reston students' suggestion among winners of Virginia AAPI historical marker contest
08/14/2021
Reston students' suggestion among winners of Virginia AAPI historical marker contest

Reston students' suggestion among winners of Virginia AAPI historical marker contest

Local students are responsible for two new state historical highway markers that Virginia will install in recognition of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) history. Earlier this summer, students from across the Commonwealth submitted ideas for new historical markers as part of a contest celeb

08/13/2021
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Executive Director Alex is ready to take pictures of all the amazing builds during tomorrow's Bricks by the Lake event! We hope you can join us. Find a schedule of events here: https://www.restonmuseum.org/bricks-by-the-lake. Record player created by our amazing summer intern Madeleine! #restonmuseum #bricksbythelake #reston #lego

#TBT 1967 Reston Camp #restonmuseum #restonhistory #reston #fromthearchives
08/12/2021

#TBT 1967 Reston Camp #restonmuseum #restonhistory #reston #fromthearchives

#TBT 1967 Reston Camp #restonmuseum #restonhistory #reston #fromthearchives

This Saturday is our first Lego event! We hope you can join us! Individuals and teams will be building Lego creations ba...
08/11/2021

This Saturday is our first Lego event! We hope you can join us! Individuals and teams will be building Lego creations based on different themes and there will be a master build creation inside Reston Community Center's Jo Ann Rose Gallery. We can't wait to see everyone's creativity! #restonmuseum #reston #bricksbythelake #lakeanneplaza

This Saturday is our first Lego event! We hope you can join us! Individuals and teams will be building Lego creations based on different themes and there will be a master build creation inside Reston Community Center's Jo Ann Rose Gallery. We can't wait to see everyone's creativity! #restonmuseum #reston #bricksbythelake #lakeanneplaza

Chesapeakechocolates is joining the Lego fun this weekend!
08/10/2021

Chesapeakechocolates is joining the Lego fun this weekend!

Check out the event schedule for this Saturday's Bricks by the Lake event! https://bit.ly/3s9Xfif #restonmuseum #reston ...
08/10/2021

Check out the event schedule for this Saturday's Bricks by the Lake event! https://bit.ly/3s9Xfif #restonmuseum #reston #lego #bricksbythelake

Check out the event schedule for this Saturday's Bricks by the Lake event! https://bit.ly/3s9Xfif #restonmuseum #reston #lego #bricksbythelake

Lake Anne Brew House is joining the fun of our Bricks by the Lake event this Saturday. Learn more about our new Lego eve...
08/10/2021

Lake Anne Brew House is joining the fun of our Bricks by the Lake event this Saturday. Learn more about our new Lego event at https://www.restonmuseum.org/bricks-by-the-lake

GET TICKETS NOW for a spot at the rail at our "Bricks at the Brewery" event on August 14th! You do not want to miss this fun challenge Lego build – ticket includes a beer in a special mug, a pretzel, a bin of bricks, and a time limit. Bring your friends, you'll need their vote to win!
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#bricksbythelake #restonva #lifeonlakeanne #lakeanneplaza #legoandbeer #idrinkandimakethings

Tomorrow morning join us for Storytime for Little Historians! #restonmuseum #reston #storytime #restonsusedbookshop
08/09/2021

Tomorrow morning join us for Storytime for Little Historians! #restonmuseum #reston #storytime #restonsusedbookshop

Tomorrow morning join us for Storytime for Little Historians! #restonmuseum #reston #storytime #restonsusedbookshop

Thank you to Nordic Knot and Lake Anne Brew House for sponsoring the Lake Anne Fountain Lego kit! Order yours while supp...
08/08/2021

Thank you to Nordic Knot and Lake Anne Brew House for sponsoring the Lake Anne Fountain Lego kit! Order yours while supplies last. Kit designed by Nathan Hagan. https://www.restonmuseum.org/product-page/fountain-kit #restonmuseum #bricksbythelake #lakeannebrewhouse #nordicknot

Thank you to Nordic Knot and Lake Anne Brew House for sponsoring the Lake Anne Fountain Lego kit! Order yours while supplies last. Kit designed by Nathan Hagan. https://www.restonmuseum.org/product-page/fountain-kit #restonmuseum #bricksbythelake #lakeannebrewhouse #nordicknot

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1639 Washington Plz
Reston, VA
20190-4305

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General information

Reston Museum offers educational and public programming, exhibits, plus Reston merchandise. Annually we host the Reston Home Tour, Lake ANne Cardboard Boat Regatta, and Founder's Day. The museum preserves a collection of artifacts related to Reston’s history. Admission is free! Open as volunteers are available. We are a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit

Opening Hours

Tuesday 11am - 4pm
Wednesday 11am - 4pm
Thursday 11am - 4pm
Friday 11am - 4pm
Saturday 11am - 4pm

Telephone

(703) 709-7700

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The beginning of the cardboard creation for the 2020 Cardboard Challenge! The final product will be at least 80% cardboard with the remaining all made of recycled materials. Can you tell who this is? What are you creating? Have you registered? Get more info at https://www.restonmuseum.org/cardboardchallenge Created by artist Julia Rose.
First time that I visited my sister in Fairfax, we were walking in this part and sat next to Mr. Reston statue and felt a chill breeze from the lake on my skin. Then 4 years later I retired and moved from Toronto to Reston. It was March 2012 and I am living still in the same house and having therapy sessions at my home office. I am happy that moved in this small pretty and warm well-coming town.
i'm researching the spatial growth of reston - do you have any maps online?
What events are you planning for December @ the Reston Museum ?
Please tell us about upcoming events at the Museum!
I was so glad to see the Fox 5 News Zip Trip segment about the museum with Alexandra.