The Weems-Botts Museum

The Weems-Botts Museum is open as of Setpember 1st. We are thrilled to be re-opened to the public, but we are currently under-staffed. We will try our best to accommodate visitors from 10am-5pm, Wednesday-Saturday and noon-5pm, Sunday. Please call ahead to allow us to plan for your visit. We appreciate your patience and we could use your help! We welcome applications for volunteer house docents or administrative assistance. Be a part of preserving your local history! Contact us at (703) 221-2218 or weemsbotts@msn.com to apply.

The Museum is closed in the event of inclement weather. (We follow Prince William County Public School closing policy).

Admission Fees (admission includes guided tour):

Adults: $5.00
Senior Citizens and Children 6-16: $3.00
Children under 6: Free

Research Fees:

Daily Library Fee: $15 (FREE for members)
Copy fee: $0.25 per page

Call 703-221-2218 for additional details

Directions to Museum

Tours Start at our Museum Welcome Center/Annex
at 3944 Cameron Street in Dumfries:

From the north: Take exit 152 from I-95, merge left at "Y" exit onto Route 234, turn right at intersection with Route 1. In Dumfries, after highway splits and you pass Town Hall and Community Center on the left and the garden center Dumfries Nursery on the right, turn right off Route 1 onto Duke St. at the Weems-Botts Museum/Merchant Park/William Grayson Memorial sign. The Museum is 2 blocks up the hill at the corner of Duke and Cameron streets, but tours star at our Museum Annex at 3944 Cameron Street. Please do not park in the apartment building's parking area, but alongside Merchant Park.

From the south: Take Exit 152 from I-95, turn right at "Y" exit onto Route 234, then follow directions above.

About Historic Dumfries and the Weems-Botts Museum

Visitors to the Weems-Botts Museum will learn about historic Dumfries, the oldest chartered town in Virginia. Colonial Dumfries was a thriving port city, rivaling New York, Philadelphia, and Boston, frequented by famous Virginia families, such as the Masons, Lees, and Washingtons.

Visitors will also learn about historic residents of the house, which was built in the 18th century and added onto in the 19th and 20th centuries, including: Parson Weems, Benjamin Botts, and the Merchant family.