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Weems Botts Museum

  • 3944 Cameron Street
  • Dumfries,, VA 22026
  • Phone: 703-221-2218

Museum tours include an overview of Dumfries' significant colonial history as well as a look into the house’s historic past. Visitors travel through time as they tour the period rooms decorated in 18th, 19th, and 20th century styles while learning about how the property was used as a vestry by the colonial church, as a book depot by Parson Weems (George Washington’s first biographer and author of the cherry tree story), as a law office by Benjamin Botts (Aaron Burr’s youngest defense attorney during his 1807 treason trial) and as a home for nearly a century by the Merchant Family. Children and adults love our hands-on colonial store where visitors can touch and explore everyday items from the colonial time period!

The Museum and the Research Library (separate fees apply) operate on a seasonal schedule. Merchant Park (with a picnic pavilion) is open daily to the public from dawn-dusk and is available for event rentals.

May-October: Thursday-Monday, 11:00am-4:00pm

November-April: By appointment only

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  • Distance to Washington, DC: 32
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