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Weems-Botts Museum

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Unique, small colonial site

There are a few displays in the "annex" building where you start your tour. The historic site... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2018
Parson Weems is the guy who invented that howler about George Washington and the cherry tree

This museum is one of the lesser known ones among the many in Northern Virginia, but it is easily... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2016
Dumfries, Virginia
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Visitors to the Weems-Botts Museum will learn about historic Dumfries, the oldest chartered town in Virginia. Colonial Dumfries had a thriving port - rivaling New York, Philadelphia, and Boston - located on a deep water harbor, which no longer...more
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3944 Cameron St, Dumfries, VA 22026-2318
+1 703-221-2218
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Reviewed August 14, 2018

There are a few displays in the "annex" building where you start your tour. The historic site itself is a small colonial building with larger 19th century additions. Although tiny, the colonial section is the most interesting and has the historical connection to Parson Weems....More

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Reviewed July 2, 2018

This house museum is in old Dumfries and is one of the few things to see in town. They do tours on the hour from 11-4 Thursdays through Mondays. I got there a few minutes after 11, but was the only visitor. The lady there...More

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Reviewed September 13, 2016

This museum is one of the lesser known ones among the many in Northern Virginia, but it is easily accessible if you know it's there. There are scheduled tours, and the tour guide will give you a nice history of the house, plus tell you...More

3  Thank DejaCheek
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Interesting place - Parson Weems who wrote the biography of Washington (cherry tree, etc.) was the Weems. Benjamin Gaines Botts who died in The Great Richmond Theater Fire and was VP Aaron Burr's attorney in the treason trial was the Botts. The house is reportedly...More

1  Thank David B
Reviewed August 28, 2016

A group of us actually stopped by for a tour as part of a bachelorette party for a friend, because we love to hunt history together. Our tour guide Emma (only 17!!) informed us the tour was an hour and a half, which sounded quite...More

4  Thank CEHandy
Reviewed June 22, 2016

The Weems-Botts Museum is tucked away in Dumfries , VA. It provides a history of the area and is a fun place to take the kids. It is not a large museum so about 1 hour would be plenty of time . Just right before...More

2  Thank Steven S
Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is one of the best small museums I have ever visited, with the understanding that it does not attempt to be like a larger-scale museum. But, here you can touch items and hear tales from the era of the American Revolution of the port...More

3  Thank sewkap
Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

Very interesting museum. Didn't know Dumfries had such a place in early American history. I really enjoyed it...plus it has a very nice view

2  Thank AnthonyE1451
Reviewed February 10, 2015

You will really enjoy the history of Dumfries. The oldest port in the area. Very interesting American history of the colonial era.

Thank lanzwpg
Reviewed September 16, 2014

Although the historical building itself is a few rooms in an old house, this museum showcases 400+ years of history, from the founding of Dumfries in 1609 through the Revolutionary War, the Civil War and up to today. Tour guide Erica was a superb presenter...More

4  Thank Karen L
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