Reston Museum

1639 Washington Plaza, Reston, VA 20191 - United States





Free Everyday

The Reston Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Reston’s past, informing the present, and influencing the future of Reston. The Museum is located at Lake Anne Plaza and is open Monday through Saturday free of charge and conducts educational and public programming, exhibitions, and public events including the Lake Anne Cardboard Boat Regatta, Reston Home Tour, and Founder’s Day. RHT also preserves a collection of archival material and artifacts related to the history of Reston.


Learn about the unique history of Reston, America’s first successfully planned community through exhibits and a short film that discusses Reston’s history from the 1960s to present day. Children can create their own planned community with building blocks in the museum.

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