Last updated: 12/22/2015
Culpeper, Virginia
Street Address
803 S. Main Street
Culpeper, VA 22701
Mailing Address
PO Box 951
Culpeper, VA 22701
phone: 540-829-1749
Feb - Dec.
Monday - Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday1 PM - 5 PM
Closed in Jan to prepare exhibits for the new season.
$3 adults; children free w/paying adult.
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Lee Langston- Harrison, Director
phone: 540-829-5954
Linda Montgomery, Museum Coordinator
phone: 540-829-1749

Called a 'mini Smithsonian' by visitors, this community museum strives to become the 'best small community museum in Virginia.' Changing exhibits, fun hands-on interactives, great museum shop.

The Museum's complex, strategically located at the entrance to historic downtown Culpeper, includes a 4,000 sq. ft. Colonial Williamsburg designed brick facility housing the primary exhibit galleries, Museum Gift Shop and offices. On the Museum campus, visitors can enjoy both the Burgandine House, a fully restored 18th century log cabin and an working American Indian Village. The grounds are complete with ample green space for picnicking and outdoor programs as well as a spacious parking area.


Incorporated in 1975 as the Culpeper Cavalry Museum; broadened its mission in 2000 and moved to its present site on Main Street. Now interprets the town and county's history, from dinosaurs to modern art.

Artifact Collections

Dinosaur tracks, fossils, Native American artifacts, weapons, textiles, art work, memorabilia, documents, and a large photo collections from 18-21st centuries.

Research Collections

Photos; maps, documents, fossils, a good collection of CW items

Educational Programs

Camp Culley: history day camp for kids (week 1 = k-2nd; wk 2 = 3-5th) Libations on the Lawn: 1st Friday evenings May-Sept., music, wine, and tours on the lawn; School tours always available; small charge for tours


Access: General Public, Students, Scholars

Appointment required: Yes


By-annual newsletter, 'MuseNews'


Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

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