The Weems-Botts Museum

3944 Cameron Street, Dumfries, VA 22026 - United States

703-221-2218

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Historic Dumfries Virginia, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit membership organization that operates the Weems-Botts Museum, hosts educational programs and events, and maintains a research library, archive, and collections on Dumfries' history. Our mission is to preserve and promote the historic heritage of Dumfries - Virginia's oldest chartered town.

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Visitors travel through time as they tour period rooms decorated in 18th, 19th, and 20th century styles while learning about how the property was used as a vestry by the colonial church, possibly as a bookshop by Parson Weems (George Washington’s first biographer and author of the cherry tree story), as a law office by Benjamin Botts (Aaron Burr’s youngest defense attorney during his 1807 treason trial) and as a home for nearly a century by the Merchant Family. Children and adults love our hands-on colonial store where visitors can touch and explore everyday items from the colonial time period!

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