"To foster and promote appreciation of the historic heritage of Dumfries, Virginia."

Hours of Operation:


Monday and Tuesday Closed
Wednesday - Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 pm

Closed in the event of inclement weather (we follow Prince William County Public School closing policy).

Last tour starts at 4:00 p. m.

Scheduled Tours at 10:30 a.m., 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.

Tours Start at our Museum Annex at 3944 Cameron Street in Dumfries. On-street parking alongside Merchant Park on Duke or Cameron Streets is available.

Closed for  Christmas, Easter and the Thanksgiving holidays.
Seasonally closed from December 17, 2016 - February 28, 2017
During the closed months, please call to schedule group or private tours.

Admission Fees (admission includes guided tour):
Adults: $5.00
Senior Citizens and Children 6-16: $3.00
Children under 6: Free

Research Fees:
Research fee: $10 per hour.
Copying fee: $0.50 per page

Call 703-221-2218 for details. Visit our Calendar page for upcoming events!

Discover Prince William & Manassas Recognizes
Industry Partners at National Travel and
Tourism Week Event

The 2014 Industry Award Winners are:  Partner of the Year - The National Museum of the Marine Corps, represented by Gwenn Adams, Public Affairs Chief

Tourism Champion - City of Manassas Mayor Harry “Hal”Parrish II

Tourism Leader Award - Joann Barron, Weems-Botts Museum

Stellar Service Award - Peggy Lanham, Hampton Inn Manassas

“The introduction of our national tourism week awards at this year’s event further identifies the individuals, leaders and
businesses who stand out as making a positive difference to
tourism over the past year.” said Ann Marie Maher, President/CEO of Discover Prince William & Manassas. “Great tourist destinations don’t just happen…it takes the dedication and collaboration of our elected officials, business leaders and community members to make Prince William & Manassas a unique place to visit, live, work and play.” 

Keynote speaker, Rita McClenny, President and CEO of the Virginia Tourism Corporation,
emphasized the link between local and state partnerships to the economic impact of tourism to the commonwealth in 2012. In attendance were more than 75 tourism partners, local businesses
dependent on travel and tourism and elected officials including Virginia delegate, Del. Richard
Anderson (R-51). 

U.S. Travel Association’s National Travel and Tourism Week, is an annual celebration during the first week in May, to promote the impact travel has on local economies, businesses, and individuals. In its 31st year, more than 150 communities across the country host events which showcase the positive
impact of travel and tourism.    From Discover Prince William & Manassas Newsletter.


Historic Dumfries Virginia, is a private, 501 (c) (3) non-profit, membership organization, tasked with operating the Weems-Botts Museum, organizing history-related annual events, hosting guest speakers, managing a historical archives & library, and publishing a bi-monthly newsletter.

Officers and Directors - The Board of Historic Dumfries Virginia, Inc:
President: Jeremiah Burns
Vice President: Jim Vincent
Treasurer: Bill Larson
Secretary: Norma Fields
Board Members at-large: Kay Pietrewicz, Jerry Foreman 

Jim Stacy,Bret Coulson,David Penman, Ken White

Board Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

 Executive Director: Joann Barron

Assistant Director: Erica Bridges