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Museums in Northern Virginia

Northern Virginia has a variety of interesting museums and beautiful scenery. Visit Virginia museums and learn about famous Americans and important historical events.

George Washington Masonic Memorial - Alexandria, Virginia
Learn about the Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia, see pictures of the monument and memorial honoring George Washington and the contributions of Freemasons, Learn about Freemasonry

Fort Ward Park
Fort Ward Park, home of the Fort Ward Museum and historic park in Old Town Alexandria, Civil War exhibits, interpretive programs, tours, lectures and living history activities.

National Marine Corps Museum in Quantico, Virginia
The new National Marine Corps Museum uses interactive exhibits as a tribute to U.S. Marines. National Marine Corps Museum in Quantico, Virginia educates the public about the history and culture of the Marines.

George Washington's Whiskey Distillery and Gristmill at Mount Vernon
George Washington operated a whiskey distillery and a water-powered gristmill near Mount Vernon. Take a guided tour of a reconstruction of George Washington's Distillery and Gristmill.

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles International Airport
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, Virginia.

Alexandria Black History Museum
Housed in a building in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia originally constructed in 1940 as a library to serve black citizens, the museum examines African-American history, art and traditions.

The Lyceum – Alexandria’s History Museum
The Alexandria Lyceum serves as Alexandria, Virginia's history museum providing exhibitions, lectures, concerts, and special programs. The Lyceum museum tells the story of Alexandria, Virginia from its founding in 1749 through the present day.

Arlington National Cemetery
One of the Washington, DC area's most popular attractions, this is the burial site for more than 260,000 American military personnel including the graves of President John F. Kennedy, his brother Robert Kennedy and President William Howard Taft.

Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum reopens in Alexandria, Virginia, pharmacy and science museum in Old Town Alexandria,

Black History Month Events in Historic Alexandria, Virginia
Celebrate Black History during the month of February, explore historic sites and museums with special events in Alexandria, Virginia near Washington, DC.

Gadsby's Tavern and Gadsby's Tavern Museum - Old Town Alexandria
Enjoy a meal at Gadsby's Tavern and learn about colonial times at Gadsby's Tavern Museum in Old Town Alexandria

Carlyle House
This Old Town Alexandria, Virginia home of John and Sara Carlyle served as the headquarters of General Braddock, the leader of the British forces during the French and Indian War.

Colvin Run Mill Historic Site
An early 19th century gristmill with exhibits explaining process of milling and the history of the Great Falls, Virginia community around the mill.

Gunston Hall Plantation
Visit the home of George Mason, one of the men who founded the Consitution and the Bill of Rights. This colonial home is an 18th century plantation set on 550 beautiful acres in Lorton, Virginia.

Oatlands Plantation
A 3,400-acre historic plantation near Leesburg, Virginia with formal gardens and an 1810 greenhouse.

Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Shop
In Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, the second oldest apothecary shop displays colonial medicines and medical instruments.

Woodlawn Plantation and Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House
The estate of Nellie Custis Lewis, granddaughter of George and Martha Washington,located just 3 miles from Mount Vernon in Alexandria, Virginia.

Loudon Heritage Farm Museum
Museum that explores the history of agriculture and rural life in Loudoun County, Virginia. Special events and programs are geared toward children of all ages.

Collingwood Library & Museum on Americanism
Historic library In Alexandria, Virginia with a collection of writings of George Washington, American Indian history, personal library of a former U. S. Army Chief of Staff and more.

DEA Museum
Drug Enforcement Administration's museum on the history of drugs and drug trafficking

Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run
Museum of an 18th century farm that grows tobacco, wheat, rye and corn. Located in McLean, Virginia.

Sully Historic Site
Tour the home of Richard Bland Lee, Northern Virginia's first Representative to Congress, and learn about life in the early 19th century.

U.S. Army Museum at Fort Belvoir, VA
The National Museum of the United States Army will be constructed at Fort Belvoir, Virginia and will document the complete history of the U.S. Army.

The Marshall House - Leesburg, VA
Learn about Dodona Manor, the estate of George C. Marshall, an American political leader of the 20th century. The historic home is open to the public.

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