- List of museums in Virginia
This list of museums in Virginia, United States, contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.
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Name Town/City Region Type Summary A.A.F. Tank Museum Danville Southern Military website Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum Williamsburg Tidewater/Hampton Roads Art The museum, based on Abby Aldrich Rockefeller's donations of folk art objects, opened its doors in 1957, and is, today, one of Colonial Williamsburg's attractions. Abram's Delight Museum Winchester Shenandoah Valley Historic house website, also 18th Century Valley Cabin located on the grounds Accomack-Northampton Antique Car Museum Parksley Eastern Shore Transportation - Automotive information Adam Thoroughgood House Virginia Beach Tidewater/Hampton Roads Historic house 17th century modified hall & parlor house with quaint English cottage architecture & herb & flower gardens. African-American Museum of Fauquier County The Plains Northern African American website Agecroft Hall Richmond Central Historic house Air Power Park Hampton Tidewater/Hampton Roads Aviation Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society & Museum Charlottesville Central Local history website Alexandria Archaeology Museum Alexandria Northern Archaeology website Alexandria Black History Museum Alexandria Northern African American website Almshouse Farm Machipongo Eastern Shore Farm Working farm with a three building complex that provides an in-depth look at the living conditions & culture of the rural poor in the 19th century south. website Amazement Square Lynchburg Central Children's website Amherst County Museum and Historical Society Amherst Central Local history website American Celebration on Parade New Market Shenandoah Valley Parade floats website, part of Shenandoah Caverns, collection of parade floats, props, & stage settings from American entertainment & political history American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar Richmond Central Civil War Located at Tredegar Iron Works Anderson Gallery Richmond Central Art website, part of Virginia Commonwealth University Andrew Johnston House Museum Pearisburg Blue Ridge Highlands Open air website, complex of historic house, doctor's office & historical museum Anne Spencer House Lynchburg Central Historic house Home of Anne Spencer, a poet of the Harlem Renaissance A. P. Carter Museum Hiltons Heart of Appalachia Music website Appomattox County Historical Museum Appomattox Central Local history Website Appomattox Court House National Historical Park Appomattox Central Civil War Arlington Historical Museum Arlington Northern Local history website, owned and operated by the Arlington Historical Society Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial Arlington Northern Historic house Armstead Tasker Johnson High School Museum Montross Tidewater/Hampton Roads African American information, history & legacy of education for African American students in the Northern Neck of Virginia Army Quartermaster Museum Fort Lee Central Military Army Women's Museum Fort Lee Central Military Artisans Center of Virginia Waynesboro Shenandoah Valley Art website, exhibition galleries of traditional & contemporary crafts made by Virginia artists Ash Lawn-Highland Charlottesville Central Historic house Estate of James Monroe Athenaeum, Virginia Alexandria Northern Art Home to the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association, art exhibitions and galleries Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum Virginia Beach Tidewater/Hampton Roads Art Website, dedicated to wildfowl & located in the 19th century DeWitt Cottage. Features displays on decoys & carvers, and contains a pictorial history of Virginia Beach & the city's first library. Augusta Military Academy Museum Fort Defiance Shenandoah Valley Military Website Avoca Museum Altavista Central Historic house Victorian period house Bacon's Castle Surry Tidewater/Hampton Roads Historic house Also known as "Allen's Brick House" or the "Arthur Allen House", owned and managed by Preservation Virginia Ball-Sellers House Arlington Northern Historic house Owned and operated by the Arlington Historical Society, 18th century house Balthis House Front Royal Shenandoah Valley Historic house website, operated by the Warren Heritage Society Barrier Islands Museum Machipongo Eastern Shore Local history Artifacts & exhibits on the Barrier Islands with a look at the hearty people who endured & overcame difficult conditions living there. website Bassett Hall Williamsburg Tidewater/Hampton Roads Historic house Part of Colonial Williamsburg Bassett Historical Center Bassett Southern Local history website, more information Bedford City County Museum Bedford Central Local history website Beebe Ranch Chincoteaque Eastern Shore Media Mini museum at the Beebe Ranch with the famous ponies “Misty” & “Stormy” from the book Misty of Chincoteague Belle Air Plantation Charles City Tidewater/Hampton Roads Historic house Belle Boyd Cottage Front Royal Shenandoah Valley Historic house website, operated by the Warren Heritage Society Belle Grove Plantation Middletown Shenandoah Valley Historic house Berkeley Plantation Charles City Tidewater/Hampton Roads Historic house Beth Ahabah Museum & Archives Richmond Central Religious - Jewish Richmond and Southern Jewish experience Black Heritage Museum of Arlington Arlington Northern African American website, planned museum, currently only virtual Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia Richmond Central African American Website Blacksburg Museum Blacksburg Blue Ridge Highlands Local history Planned museum in the Alexander Black House and Cultural Center with focus on area African-American history Blandford Church Petersburg Central Church website, Confederate memorial chapel with Tiffany windows Blue Ridge Farm Museum Ferrum Blue Ridge Highlands Living website, part of Ferrum College and Blue Ridge Institute & Museum, re-created Virginia-German farmstead Blue Ridge Institute & Museum Ferrum Blue Ridge Highlands Culture website, part of Ferrum College, regional folk music, crafts, customs, material culture, folk art Booker T. Washington National Monument Franklin County Blue Ridge Highlands Biographical Botetourt County Historical Museum Fincastle Shenandoah Valley Local history website Boyd Tavern Boydton Southern Historic tavern website Boykin's Tavern Museum Isle of Wight Tidewater/Hampton Roads Historic house information, scroll down to listing, information Burwell-Morgan Mill Millwood Shenandoah Valley Mill website, operated by the Clarke County Historical Association, restored grist mill Campbell House (Lexington, Virginia) Lexington Shenandoah Valley Local history website, home of the Rockbridge Historical Society Canal Basin Square Scottsville Central Transportation website, outdoor transportation history park Cape Charles Museum and Welcome Center Cape Charles Eastern Shore Local history Cape Henry Lighthouse Virginia Beach Tidewater/Hampton Roads Maritime Owned and managed by Preservation Virginia Car and Carriage Caravan Museum Luray Shenandoah Valley Transportation website, part of Luray Caverns attractions, authentically restored cars, carriages, coaches and costumes dating from 1725 to 1941 Carlyle House Alexandria Northern Historic house Carroll County Historical Society Museum Hillsville Blue Ridge Highlands Local history website Central High Museum Charlotte Court House Southern School website Centre Hill Museum Petersburg Central Historic house website, Greek Revival mansion with exhibits on history of Petersburg Chatham Manor Fredericksburg Northern Historic house Part of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park Cherry Hill Farmhouse Falls Church Northern Historic house 1845 Greek-revival house with authentic 18th and 19th century furniture and period tools in the 1856 barn Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum Chesapeake Beach Tidewater/Hampton Roads Railway website Chesterfield Museum| Chesterfield Central Local history website, operated by the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia Children's Museum of Richmond Richmond Central Children's Children's Museum of Virginia Portsmouth Tidewater/Hampton Roads Children's Chimborazo Medical Museum Richmond Central Medical Located at the Richmond Visitor Center of Richmond National Battlefield Park Chippokes Farm & Forestry Museum Surry Tidewater/Hampton Roads Agriculture Located in Chippokes Plantation State Park Christ Church (Lancaster County, Virginia) Irvington Chesapeake Bay Historic church National Historic Landmark Colonial-era church Christiansburg Institute Christiansburg Blue Ridge Highlands Local history website, includes Smokehouse Museum of the Institute's history Chrysler Museum of Art Norfolk Tidewater/Hampton Roads Art CIA Museum Langley Northern Espionage Not open to the public City Point Early History Museum Hopewell Central Local history website, includes exhibit of Hopewell China Civil War Life Museum Massaponax Northern Civil War website Civil War Museum at Exchange Hotel Gordonsville Central Civil War website, Clarke County Historical Association Museum Berryville Shenandoah Valley Local history website Clarksville Regional Museum Clarksville Southern Local history website Claude Moore Colonial Farm Langley Northern Living Cleveland Virginia History and Heritage Museum Cleveland Heart of Appalachia Local history information Clover Hill Village Appomattox Central Living Website C&O Railway Heritage Center Clifton Forge Shenandoah Valley Railway website Coal Mining Heritage Park Merrimac Blue Ridge Highlands Multiple website, outdoor science laboratory and nature center for area schools and an outdoor historic and archaeological museum Cold War Museum Lorton Northern Military Planned museum Collingwood Library and Museum Alexandria Northern Library website, exhibits from the collections about Americanism, patriotism and portraying the "best possible image of our Nation's development to visitors from foreign lands" Colonial National Historical Park Various locations Tidewater/Hampton Roads History 23-mile (37 km) parkway linking Historic Jamestowne, Yorktown National Battlefield, Cape Henry Memorial Colonial Williamsburg Williamsburg Tidewater/Hampton Roads Open air Colvin Run Mill Great Falls Northern Architecture Restored operational 19th-century water-powered mill Contemporary Art Center of Virginia Virginia Beach Tidewater/Hampton Roads Art website Focuses on 20th century art with changing exhibitions of American & international artists. Courthouse Galleries Portsmouth Tidewater/Hampton Roads Art website Courthouse Tavern Museum King and Queen Court House Chesapeake Bay Local history website, operated by the King and Queen County Historical Society Crab Orchard Museum and Pioneer Park Tazewell Heart of Appalachia Open air website, history, natural history, Native Americans, pioneer life in 15 reconstructed buildings Craig County Historical Society Museum New Castle Shenandoah Valley Local history website, information Crewe Railroad Museum Crewe Northern Railway website Custom House (Yorktown, Virginia) Yorktown Tidewater/Hampton Roads History website, operated by the Comte de Grasse Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, early 18th century custom house Cyrus McCormick Farm Steeles Tavern Shenandoah Valley Agriculture Daniel Harrison House Dayton Shenandoah Valley Historic house website, operated by the Harrisonburg Rockingham Historical Society, also known as Fort Harrison Dante Coal Mining and Railroad Museum Dante Heart of Appalachia Local history website, local history, artifacts of coal mining and railroad life and work Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History Danville Southern Multi website, art, Civil War artifacts, local history Danville Science Center Danville Southern Science website Daura Gallery Lynchburg Central Art website, part of Lynchburg College DEA Museum Arlington Northern Law enforcement website, history of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the impact of drug addiction from past to present Deltaville Maritime Museum Deltaville Chesapeake Bay Maritime website, museum and Holly Point Nature Park encompass over 30 acres (120,000 m2) and include two houses, many outbuildings, three docks, and a small boat launching area Dennis E. Reedy Railroad & Coalmining Museum Clinchco Heart of Appalachia Industry website DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum Williamsburg Tidewater/Hampton Roads Decorative art One of Colonial Williamsburg's attractions, 17th to 19th century American and British furniture, metals, ceramics, glass, paintings, prints, firearms and textiles Dodona Manor Leesburg Northern Biographical Also known as Gen. George C. Marshall House Drakes Branch Museum Drakes Branch Southern Local history website Eastern Shore Railway Museum Parksley Eastern Shore Railway Edgar Allan Poe Museum Richmond Central Biographical Edinburg Madison District Museum Edinburg Shenandoah Valley Local history website Eleanor D. Wilson Museum Roanoke Shenandoah Valley Art website, part of Hollins University Endview Plantation Newport News Tidewater/Hampton Roads Historic house 17th century plantation, restored to 1862 appearance during the American Civil War Essex County Museum & Historical Society Tappahannock Chesapeake Bay Local history website, more information Esther Atkinson Museum Hampden-Sydney Central Multi website, part of Hampden-Sydney College, local history, natural history, art Fairfax Museum Fairfax Northern Local history website, also houses the visitor center Fairfax Station Railroad Museum Fairfax Station Northern Railway website, Civil War, railroading and local history Fayette Area Historical Initiative African American Museum (FAHI) Martinsville Southern African American website, information Ferry Farm Fredericksburg Northern Historic farm Boyhood home of George Washington Ferry Plantation House Virginia Beach Tidewater/Hampton Roads Historic house Mid 19th century period house Fields-Penn 1860 House Museum Abingdon Blue Ridge Highlands Historic house Operated by the William King Museum, mid 19th century period house Fincastle Museum Fincastle Shenandoah Valley Local history website, operated by the Historic Fincastle Fort Monroe Hampton Tidewater/Hampton Roads Fort Includes Casemate Museum Fort Norfolk (Virginia) Norfolk Tidewater/Hampton Roads Fort website, home of the Norfolk Historical Society Fort Ward Museum Alexandria Northern Civil War website Francis Land House Virginia Beach Tidewater/Hampton Roads Historic house Early 19th century period plantation house Franconia Museum Franconia Northern Local history website Franklin County Historical Society Museum Rocky Mount Blue Ridge Highlands Local history website Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park Fredericksburg Northern Civil War Fredericksburg Area Museum & Cultural Center Fredericksburg Northern Local history website Freedom House Museum Alexandria Northern African American website Freedom Park Arlington Northern Sculpture park Freeman Store and Museum Vienna Northern Local history website, operated by Historic Vienna Friendship Firehouse Museum Alexandria Northern Firefighting website Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia Staunton Shenandoah Valley Living Features 5 historic, reconstructed working farms from Germany (1710), Northern Ireland (1730), England (1690), Botetourt County, Virginia (1850), Rockingham County, Virginia (1773). Gadsby's Tavern Museum Alexandria Northern Tavern Gallery 5 Richmond Central Art Visual art gallery and performing arts center Gari Melchers Home Falmouth Northern Art Home & studio of American artist Gari Melchers Genex Showcase Miniature Museum Portsmouth Tidewater/Hampton Roads Collectibles website, planned museum to open in 2009 The George C. Marshall Foundation Lexington Shenandoah Valley Biographical George Washington Birthplace National Monument Washington's Birthplace Chesapeake Bay Historic house George Washington Masonic National Memorial Alexandria Northern Presidential memorial Includes George Washington Museum, Masonic exhibits, a replica of the Alexandria-Washington Lodge room as it was in 1802, library and chapel George Washington's Office Museum Winchester Shenandoah Valley History website, also information Glencoe Museum Radford Blue Ridge Highlands History website Gloucester Museum of History Gloucester Chesapeake Bay Local history website Graffiti House Brandy Station Northern Civil War Grand Lodge Library, Museum & Cultural Foundation Richmond Central Masonic website, library and museum with Masonic artifacts representing Virginia Masonic history Grant's Headquarters at City Point Museum Hopewell Central Civil War Unit of Petersburg National Battlefield Park Grayson Crossroads Museum Independence Blue Ridge Highlands Local history website, part of the Historic 1908 Courthouse Gum Springs Museum & Cultural Center Alexandria Northern African American website, operated by the Gum Springs Historical Society Gunston Hall Mason Neck Northern Historic house Gwynn's Island Museum Gwynn's Island Chesapeake Bay Local history website Haller-Gibboney Rock House Museum Wytheville Blue Ridge Highlands Historic house website Hall of Valor Civil War Museum New Market Shenandoah Valley Military website Hampton History Museum Hampton Tidewater/Hampton Roads Local history website Hampton Roads Naval Museum Norfolk Tidewater/Hampton Roads Maritime Hampton University Museum Hampton Tidewater/Hampton Roads Art website, over 9,000 objects including African American fine arts, traditional African, Native American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Island, and Asian art, and objects relating to the history of Hampton University Harmon's Museum Woodlawn Blue Ridge Highlands Commodity website, Civil War artifacts, early coal mine relics, antique military guns, pioneer tools, early folk music memorabilia, Indian artifacts of Southwestern Virginia, Hillsville Courthouse Tragedy of 1912, Baldwin-Felts Detectives Harrisonburg Children's Museum Harrisonburg Shenandoah Valley Children's Harrison Museum of African American Culture Roanoke Shenandoah Valley African American website Harry W. Meador Coal Museum Big Stone Gap Heart of Appalachia Industry - coal website Haymarket Museum Haymarket Northern Local history website Hazel Moon Resource Center Appomattox Central Ethnic website with photos, information, artifacts of Hazel Moon, long time missionary to Africa, Hearse House and Caretakers' Museum Lynchburg Central History website, one of four historic house museums located in Old City Cemetery, museum about the cemetery and funerals Henricus Historical Park Chester Central Living Re-creating the second successful English settlement in the New World Heritage Center at Dayton Dayton Shenandoah Valley Local history website, home to the Harrisonburg Rockingham Historical Society Heritage Farm Museum of Loudoun County Loudoun Northern Agriculture website, agriculture history, working farm exhibits, general store, childrens play area Hermitage Foundation Museum and Gardens Norfolk Tidewater/Hampton Roads Multi website, early 20th century historic house museum with an art collection and contemporary exhibition galleries, surrounded by twelve acres of formal gardens and natural woodlands, educational wetlands, a visual arts school and a studio artists program Herndon Depot Museum Herndon Northern Railway Operated by the Herndon Historical Society, railroad and local history displays Highland County Museum and Heritage Center McDowell Shenandoah Valley Local history website Hill House (Portsmouth, Virginia) Portsmouth Tidewater/Hampton Roads Historic house information, operated by the Portsmouth Historical Association Historic Long Branch Millwood Shenandoah Valley Historic house website Historic Sandusky & Civil War Museum Lynchburg Central Civil War website, historic house with exhibits about the Civil War History Museum of Western Virginia Roanoke Shenandoah Valley Local history website Holland Page Place Palmyra Central Historic house website, post Civil War log cabin, operated by the Fluvanna County Historical Society Hollow History Center Ararat Blue Ridge Highlands Open air website, open by appointment Homeplace Mountain Farm & Museum Weber City Heart of Appalachia Living website, information, early pioneer mountain farmstead Hopkins Candy Factory Manassas Northern Multi website, houses Center for the Arts of Greater Manassas with an art gallery, theater and history exhibits Hostetter Museum of Natural History Harrisonburg Shenandoah Valley Natural history website, part of Eastern Mennonite University Housewright House Buckingham Central Local history website, owned and managed by Historic Buckingham Hugh Mercer Apothecary Fredericksburg Northern Medical Owned and managed by Preservation Virginia Hunter House Victorian Museum Norfolk Tidewater/Hampton Roads Historic house Late Victorian period house and furnishings Isle of Wight County Museum Isle of Wight Tidewater/Hampton Roads Local history information, information, scroll down to listing Ivy Lodge Museum Front Royal Shenandoah Valley Local history website, operated by the Warren Heritage Society James A. Fields House Newport News Tidewater/Hampton Roads Historic house information, information James Madison Museum Orange Central Presidential  James Madison University Mineral Museum Harrisonburg Shenandoah Valley Natural history website, over 550 crystal and gemstone specimens from around the world James Monroe Museum & Memorial Library Fredericksburg Northern Biographical Administered by the University of Mary Washington, President James Monroe's law office, personal and family artifacts Jamestown Settlement Jamestown Tidewater/Hampton Roads Living Jeane Dixon Museum and Library Strasburg Shenandoah Valley Biographical website, museum about psychic Jeane Dixon JMU Meteorite Collection Harrisonburg Shenandoah Valley Geology website, located at James Madison University John Fox, Jr. Museum Big Stone Gap Heart of Appalachia Biographical website, home of author John Fox, Jr. John Marshall House Richmond Central Historic house Owned and managed by Preservation Virginia John Q. Adams Center for the History of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Museum Alexandria Northern Medical website, located in the headquarters of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation, also many online exhibits about the history of medical and surgical care of the ears, nose, throat, head, and neck John Singleton Mosby Museum Warrenton Northern Biographical website Josephine School Community Museum Berryville Shenandoah Valley African American website, Jumbo Antique Fire Engine Museum Staunton Shenandoah Valley Firefighting information, information June Tolliver House & Folk Art Center Big Stone Gap Heart of Appalachia Historic house website Kenmore Plantation Fredericksburg Northern Historic house Ker Place Historical House Museum Onancock Eastern Shore History Circa 1800 Federal style house museum. Website Kilmarnock Town Museum Kilmarnock Chesapeake Bay Local history website King George County Historical Society Museum King George Chesapeake Bay Local history website King William Historical Museum King William Tidewater/Hampton Roads Local history website Kinsale Museum Kinsale Chesapeake Bay Local history website Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection Charlottesville Central Art Part of the University of Virginia, indigenous Australian art Langhorne House Danville Southern Historic house information, birthplace of Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor L. E. Coleman African-American Museum Halifax Southern African American website Lee Chapel Lexington Shenandoah Valley History Historic chapel with museum about the history of the Lee family and George Washington and Washington & Lee University Lee-Fendall House Alexandria Northern Historic house Lee Hall Depot Newport News Tidewater/Hampton Roads Railway website, currently only visible from the outside, to be moved in 2009 and turned into a museum Lee Hall Mansion Newport News Tidewater/Hampton Roads Historic house Mid 19th century period house, used as a headquarters for Confederate generals during the Peninsula Campaign of 1862 Legacy Museum of African American History Lynchburg Central African American Liberty Heritage Society Museum Warrenton Northern Local history information Lightship Museum Portsmouth Tidewater/Hampton Roads Maritime website Longwood Center for the Visual Arts Farmville Northern Art website, part of Longwood University Loudoun Museum Leesburg Northern Local history website Louisa County Historical Society Museum Louisa Central Local history website Lovettsville Museum and Historical Society Lovettsville Northern Local history website Lyceum, Alexandria's History Museum Alexandria Northern Local history website Lynchburg Academy of Fine Arts Lynchburg Central Art website Lynchburg Museum Lynchburg Central Local history website, also includes Point of Honor, a Federal home completed in 1815 Lynnhaven House Virginia Beach Tidewater/Hampton Roads Historic house Early 18th-century period house MacArthur Memorial Museum Norfolk Tidewater/Hampton Roads Biographical website, life of General Douglas MacArthur MacCallum More Museum & Gardens Chase City Southern Local history website, includes collection of Native American artifacts Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site Richmond Central Biographical Magnolia Grange Chesterfield Central Historic house Operated by the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia, 1820s period plantation house Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College Lynchburg Central Art website, part of Randolph College Manassas Museum Manassas Northern Local history website Manassas National Battlefield Park Manassas Northern Civil War Manassas Railway Depot Manassas Northern Railway website, officially known as James & Marion Payne Memorial Railroad Heritage Gallery Mariners' Museum Newport News Tidewater/Hampton Roads Maritime Marine Raider Museum MCB Quantico Northern Military History of Marine Raiders Marshall House Museum Woodstock Shenandoah Valley Historic house website, operated by the Woodstock Museum of Shenandoah County Virginia Mary Ball Washington Museum and Library Lancaster County Chesapeake Bay Open air Mary Washington House Fredericksburg Northern Historic house Owned and managed by Preservation Virginia Matthews Living History Farm Museum Galax Blue Ridge Highlands Agriculture website Maymont Park Richmond Central Multi Historic mansion, carriage collection, arboretum and gardens, wildlife exhibits, children's farm and nature center Meadow Farm Museum Glen Allen Central Living website, 1860 living historical farm and museum Menokin Warsaw Chesapeake Bay Historic house Ruins of historic house, visitor center focuses on the history of the property and conservation efforts Merchant's Mill Museum Occoquan Northern Local history information, information Middlesex County Museum (Virginia) Saluda Chesapeake Bay Local history information Miles B. Carpenter Museum Complex Waverly Central Multiple information, information, includes Wood Products Museum, Miles B. Carpenter Folk Art Museum, and Peanut Museum Military Aviation Museum Virginia Beach Tidewater/Hampton Roads Aviation website Monacan Ancestral Museum Amherst Central Native American website Money Museum, (Richmond, Virginia) Richmond Central Money website, located at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, closed for renovations Monroe Park Gold Mining Camp Museum Goldvein Northern Industry - gold mining website Montgomery Museum Christiansburg Blue Ridge Highlands Multi website, full name Montgomery Museum and Lewis Miller Regional Art Center, local history and art Monticello Charlottesville Central Presidential home Estate of Thomas Jefferson Montpelier Orange Central Presidential home Estate of James Madison Morattico Waterfront Museum Morattico Chesapeake Bay Maritime website Morefield Gem Mine Museum Amelia Central Industry - mining website, may be closing due to sale Morgan-McClure Motorsports Museum Abingdon Blue Ridge Highlands Sports information, currently closed Morven Park Leesburg Northern Historic house Mourning Museum Lynchburg Central History website, one of four historic house museums located in Old City Cemetery, museum about mourning customs Moses Myers House Norfolk Tidewater/Hampton Roads Historic house Owned by Chrysler Museum of Art, early 19th century period home of a prosperous Jewish merchant and his family Mount Jackson Museum Mount Jackson Shenandoah Valley Local history website, information Mount Vernon Mount Vernon Northern Presidential home Estate of George Washington Muscarelle Museum of Art Williamsburg Tidewater/Hampton Roads Art Part of The College of William & Mary Museum at Colonial Beach Colonial Beach Chesapeake Bay Local history website, information, operated by the Colonial Beach Historical Society Museum for American Studies Charlottesville Central Art website, part of University of Virginia Museum of Bank History Staunton Shenandoah Valley Industry - Banking information, presented by SunTrust Banks Museum of Charlotte County Charlotte Court House Southern Open air website Museum of Chincoteague Island Chincoteague Eastern Shore Local history Museum of Culpeper History Culpeper Northern Local history website Museum of Geosciences Blacksburg Blue Ridge Highlands Natural history website, part of Virginia Tech Museum of Hounds & Hunting North America Leesburg Northern Sports website, located at Morven Park, art and artifacts about foxhunting Museum of Military History - Portsmouth Portsmouth Tidewater/Hampton Roads Military information Museum of the Confederacy Richmond Central Civil War Museum of the Middle Appalachians Saltville Blue Ridge Highlands Local history website, history, natural history, Native Americans, Civil War exhibits Museum of the Shenandoah Valley Winchester Shenandoah Valley Multi Historic Glen Burnie house, art collection, decorative arts, gardens NASA Visitor Center Wallops Island Tidewater/Hampton Roads Aerospace Adjacent to Wallops Flight Facility National Capitol Squadron Brandy Station Northern Transportation - Aviation website, Commemorative Air Force display of a fleet of aircraft known as the Ghost Squadron National Civil War Chaplains Museum Lynchburg Military website; on the campus of Liberty University National Firearms Museum Fairfax Northern Weaponry Located at the headquarters of the National Rifle Association National Museum of the Civil War Soldier Petersburg Central Civil War website, part of Pamplin Historical Park National Museum of the Marine Corps Triangle Northern Military National Sporting Library Middleburg Northern Library Hosts art exhibitions related to horses and field sports Natural Bridge Wax Museum Natural Bridge Shenandoah Valley Wax website Nauticus Norfolk Tidewater/Hampton Roads Science Also the home of the USS Wisconsin Nelson County Museum of History Lovingston Central Local history website, cornerstone of museum is Oakland House, once Mitchell’s Brick House Tavern New Market Battlefield State Historical Park New Market Shenandoah Valley Civil War website, includes Bushong Farm, nine structures interpreting mid-nineteenth century Shenandoah Valley farm life, and Hall of Valor Civil War Museum, commemorating Battle of New Market Newsome House Museum and Cultural Center Newport News Tidewater/Hampton Roads African American website Newtown History Center Stephens City Shenandoah Valley Local history website Norfolk History Museum at the Willoughby-Baylor House Norfolk Tidewater/Hampton Roads Local history Owned by Chrysler Museum of Art, city history, decorative arts, maritime and military heritage Norfolk Southern Museum Norfolk Tidewater/Hampton Roads Railway website North Bend Plantation Charles City Tidewater/Hampton Roads Historic house Northern Neck Farm Museum Heathsville Chesapeake Bay Agriculture website Nyumba Ya Tausi-Peacock Museum Bristol Blue Ridge Highlands African American information Oatlands Plantation Leesburg Northern Historic house Occoneechee State Park Clarksville Southern Native American Visitor center features Native American history, a living hut and artifacts Old Coast Guard Station Museum Virginia Beach Tidewater/Hampton Roads Military Depicts this Coast Guard Station's life-saving activities & history as well as the many ship-wrecks off the Virginia coast. Old Country Story Museum Cana Blue Ridge Highlands History information Old Court House Civil War Museum Winchester Shenandoah Valley Civil War website Old Cranks Motorcar Museum Galax Blue Ridge Highlands Transportation - Automotive website Old Dominion Railroad Museum Richmond Central Railroad website, operated by the Old Dominion Chapter of the National Railway Preservation Society Old Jail Museum (Goochland, Virginia) Goochland Central Local history website, operated by the Goochland County Historical Society Old Jail Museum (Louisa, Virginia) Louisa Central Jail website, operated by the Louisa County Historical Society Old Jail Museum (Warrenton, Virginia) Warrenton Northern Jail website, information & hours, operated by the Fauquier Historical Society Old Stone Jail Museum Palmyra Central Jail website, operated by the Fluvanna County Historical Society O. Winston Link Museum Roanoke Shenandoah Valley Photography Railroad photographs Pamplin Historical Park Petersburg Central Living website, includes National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, three other museums, four historic buildings, civilian and military living history programs, and guided tours of the Breakthrough Battlefield and Tudor Hall Plantation Pamunkey Indian Museum King William Tidewater/Hampton Roads Native American Information on the Pamunkey people, their history and way of life Patrick County Historical Society Museum Stuart Blue Ridge Highlands Local history website P. Buckley Moss Museum Waynesboro Shenandoah Valley Art Website Peninsula Fine Arts Center Newport News Tidewater/Hampton Roads Art Pest House Medical Museum Lynchburg Central Medical website, one of four historic house museums located in Old City Cemetery Petersburg National Battlefield Park Petersburg Central Civil War Visitor centers in Petersburg, Hopewell and Dinwiddie Philpott Lake Visitor Assistance Center Bassett Southern Natural history website, information Piney Grove at Southall's Plantation Charles City Tidewater/Hampton Roads Historic house Plains District Memorial Museum Timberville Shenandoah Valley Local history website Pleasant Grove (Palmyra, Virginia) Palmyra Central Historic house website Plumb House Museum Waynesboro Shenandoah Valley Historic house Pocahontas Exhibition Coal Mine and Museum Pocahontas Heart of Appalachia Industry - Mining Historic coal mine and equipment Point of Honor Lynchburg Central Historic house Early 19th century period house, exhibits about Lynchburg's history Pope-Leighey House Alexandria Northern Historic house Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, now on the site of the Woodlawn Plantation Poquoson Museum Poquoson Tidewater/Hampton Roads Local history website Port Kinsale Maritime Museum Kinsale Chesapeake Bay Maritime website Port Republic Museum Port Republic Shenandoah Valley Local history website Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum Portsmouth Tidewater/Hampton Roads Maritime Prestwould Clarksville Southern Historic house Prince George County Regional Heritage Center Prince George Central Local history website, operated by the Prince George County Historical Society, more information Princess Pocahontas Museum Gloucester Chesapeake Bay Biographical website, located in Gloucester Courthouse and is open by appointment only Professor Cline's Haunted Monster Museum Natural Bridge Shenandoah Valley Amusement information Radford University Art Museum Radford Blue Ridge Highlands Art website Radford University Museum of the Earth Sciences Radford Blue Ridge Highlands Natural history website, fossils, gems, minerals Ralph Stanley Museum Clintwood Heart of Appalachia Music Combines the career of Dr. Ralph Edmond Stanley with the history of traditional mountain music Ratcliffe-Allison House Fairfax Northern Historic house website Raymond F. Ratcliffe Memorial Museum Pulaski Blue Ridge Highlands Local history website Red Hill Patrick Henry National Memorial Brookneal Central History Reedville Fisherman's Museum Reedville Chesapeake Bay Maritime Open air museum of local maritime industry Refuge Waterfowl Museum Chincoteague Eastern Shore Art Waterfowl decoys, murals, wildlife paintings & skipjack models Reston Museum Reston Northern Local history website Reuel B. Pritchett Museum Bridgewater Shenandoah Valley History website, part of Bridgewater College, artifacts from the American Civil War, Native-Americans, pioneer life, coins, weapons, bibles, bottles & glassware and more Reeves Center and Watson Pavilion Lexington Shenandoah Valley Art website, part of Washington and Lee University, Asian art and ceramics, also includes Japanese Tea Room Reynolds Homestead Critz Blue Ridge Highlands Historic house Boyhood home of R.J. Reynolds, operated by Virginia Tech Richmond County Museum Warsaw Chesapeake Bay Local history website Richmond National Battlefield Park Richmond Central Civil War Riddick's Folly Suffolk Tidewater/Hampton Roads Historic house website Ripley's Believe It or Not! Williamsburg Tidewater/Hampton Roads Media Rippon Lodge Woodbridge Northern Historic house Roanoke Art Museum Roanoke Shenandoah Valley Art Roaring Twenties Antique Car Museum Hood Central Transportation - Automotive website Robert Russa Moton Museum Farmville Central History Civil rights and segregation Rochelle-Prince House Courtland Tidewater/Hampton Roads Historic house website, operated by the Southampton County Historical Society Rosewell Plantation Gloucester Chesapeake Bay Historic site Ruins of plantation house with archaeological artifacts on exhibit R.R. Smith Center for History and Art Staunton Shenandoah Valley Multi website, home of the Augusta County Historical Society, Historic Staunton Foundation, Staunton Augusta Art Center, exhibition galleries of history and art Salem Museum Salem Shenandoah Valley Local history website Sanders House Bluefield Heart of Appalachia Historic house website, operated by the Graham Historical Society Sargeant Museum Louisa Central Local history website, operated by the Louisa County Historical Society Saunders Brothers Orchard & Farm Museum Piney River Central Agriculture website, information, working orchard with collection of farm equipment Schoolhouse Museum, Virginia Isle of Wight Tidewater/Hampton Roads Schoolhouse website Science Museum of Virginia Richmond Central Science Science Museum of Western Virginia Roanoke Shenandoah Valley Science Website Scotchtown (plantation) Ashland Central Historic house Owned and managed by Preservation Virginia Scottsville Museum Scottsville Central Local history website Settlers Museum of Southwest Virginia Atkins Blue Ridge Highlands Living website Shenandoah Germanic Heritage Museum Mount Olive Shenandoah Valley Historic house website, operated by Hottel-Keller Memorial Association Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum Winchester Shenandoah Valley Children's website Sherwood Forest Plantation Charles City Tidewater/Hampton Roads Presidential home Home of President John Tyler Shirley Plantation Charles City Tidewater/Hampton Roads Historic house Siege Museum Petersburg Central Civil War website Smithfield Cultural Arts Center Smithfield Tidewater/Hampton Roads Art website Smithfield Plantation Blacksburg Blue Ridge Highlands Living website, owned and managed by Preservation Virginia Smith's Fort Plantation Surry Tidewater/Hampton Roads Historic house Owned and managed by Preservation Virginia Smithsonian Institution Naturalist Center Leesburg Northern Nature center website Smyth County Historical and Museum Society Marion Blue Ridge Highlands Local history information Southampton Agriculture and Forestry Museum Courtland Tidewater/Hampton Roads Industry website, operated by the Southampton County Historical Society South Boston - Halifax County Museum of Fine Arts & History South Boston Southern Multi website, local history, Native Americans, art South Hill Model Railroad Museum South Hill Southern Toy website, located in restored South Hill Depot, HO model trains and local train information; location also houses the Virginia S. Evans Doll Museum Southwest Virginia Museum Big Stone Gap Heart of Appalachia Local history History, culture and industry of Southwest Virginia Spotsylvania County Museum Spotsylvania Northern Local history website, under the direction of the Spotsylvania Historical Association Springfield Rosseechee Museum Clarksville Southern Native American information Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum Alexandria Northern Medical website Stage Door Gallery Cape Charles Eastern Shore Art Star Museum Abingdon Blue Ridge Highlands Media website, movie star memorabilia Station House Museum, Lynchburg Lynchburg Central Railway website, one of four historic house museums located in Old City Cemetery, reconstructed C&O Railway Station furnished as in World War II Statlers Museum Staunton Shenandoah Valley Biographical website, museum of the Statler Brothers Staunton River Battlefield State Park Clover Southern History Two visitor centers, exhibits on the American Civil War, Native Americans, railroads, production of electric energy Steamboat Era Museum Irvington Chesapeake Bay Maritime website Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Chantilly Northern Aerospace Part of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum - located at Washington Dulles International Airport St. James' House Fredericksburg Northern Historic house website Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters Museum Winchester Shenandoah Valley Civil War Stonewall Jackson Museum at Hupp's Hill Strasburg Shenandoah Valley Biographical website Stonewall Jackson House Lexington Shenandoah Valley Biographical Strasburg Museum Strasburg Shenandoah Valley Local history website, local railroad and pottery industry exhibits Stratford Hall Plantation Stratford Chesapeake Bay Historic house Home of four generations of the Lee family of Virginia and birthplace of Robert E. Lee Suffolk Museum Suffolk Tidewater/Hampton Roads Art website Suffolk Seaboard Station Railroad Museum Suffolk Tidewater/Hampton Roads Railway website, owned and operated by the Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society Sully Plantation Chantilly Northern Historic house Sweet Briar College Art Gallery Sweet Briar Central Art website Tangier History Museum & Interpretive Cultural Center Tangier Island Eastern Shore Local history website, opening in 2008 Taubman Museum of Art Roanoke Shenandoah Valley Art Formerly the Art Museum of Western Virginia, focus is American art, particularly Western Virginia and the Appalachian region This Century Art Gallery Williamsburg Tidewater/Hampton Roads Art website, contemporary paintings, sculpture and crafts by regional and national artists Thomas J. Boyd Museum Wytheville Blue Ridge Highlands Local history website Tobacco Farm Life Museum of Virginia South Hill Southern Industry - Tobacco website Tompkins Cottage Mathews Chesapeake Bay Historic house website, operated by the Matthews Historical Society Torpedo Factory Art Center Alexandria Northern Art Three floors of open studios and galleries Toy Museum at Natural Bridge Natural Bridge Shenandoah Valley Toy website, toys, games and dolls which date from 1740 to 2000, largest collection in the world Tredegar Iron Works Richmond Central Multi Visitor's center has exhibits about the Civil War, the foundry and rolling mill, and local history Tuckahoe Plantation Manakin Central Historic house Boyhood home of Thomas Jefferson United States Army Women's Museum Alexandria Northern Military United States National Slavery Museum Fredericksburg Northern History Planned museum University of Richmond Museums Richmond Central Art website University of Virginia Art Museum Charlottesville Central Art website Upper Wolfsnare Virginia Beach Tidewater/Hampton Roads Historic house website, owned by the Princess Anne County/Virginia Beach Historical Society U.S. Army Transportation Museum Newport News Tidewater/Hampton Roads Transportation Located at Fort Eustis USGS Visitors Center Reston Northern Science website, science and natural history exhibit center of the United States Geological Survey U.S. Patent and Trademark Museum Alexandria Northern Technology American inventions, inventors, patent and trademark systems UVa Computer Museum Charlottesville Central Technology website, part of University of Virginia Valentine Richmond History Center Richmond Central Local history Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center Harrisonburg Shenandoah Valley Religious website Valley Turnpike Museum Harrisonburg Shenandoah Valley Local history information, history and heritage of today's US Route 11, aka The Valley Turnpike Violet Bank Museum Colonial Heights Central Historic house information Vinton Historical Society and Museum Vinton Shenandoah Valley Local history website, also website Virginia Air and Space Center Hampton Tidewater/Hampton Roads Aerospace Space explorations, NASA and Air Force aircraft and technology Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Virginia Beach Tidewater/Hampton Roads Natural history Formerly known as the Virginia Marine Science Museum, aquarium and marine science exhibits Virginia Aviation Museum Richmond Central Aviation Virginia Center for Architecture Richmond Central Architecture Virginia City, Virginia Wytheville Blue Ridge Highlands Open air website, 1880’s style frontier town, includes gem & mineral museum Virginia Discovery Museum Charlottesville Central Children's Exhibits on the arts, sciences, humanities, history and nature Virginia Executive Mansion Richmond Central Historic house Virginia Historical Society Richmond Central History Virginia Holocaust Museum Richmond Central Holocaust Virginia House Museum Richmond Central Historic house part of Virginia Historical Society Virginia Institute of Marine Science Visitor Center and Aquarium Gloucester Point Chesapeake Bay Natural history website, part of the College of William and Mary Virginia Living Museum Newport News Tidewater/Hampton Roads Natural history Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Richmond Central Art Virginia Museum of Natural History Martinsville Southern Natural history Virginia's natural heritage Virginia Museum of Transportation Roanoke Shenandoah Valley Transportation Trains, planes, automobiles Virginia Fire & Police Museum Richmond Central Firefighting website, museum housed at Gallery5 Virginia Quilt Museum Harrisonburg Shenandoah Valley Textile Website Virginia Randolph Cottage Glen Allen Central Historic house Virginia S. Evans Doll Museum South Hill Southern Toy website, located in restored South Hill Depot, which also houses the South Hill Model Railroad Museum Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum Portsmouth Tidewater/Hampton Roads Hall of Fame - Sports Virginia State Capitol Richmond Central State capitol Virginia War Museum Newport News Tidewater/Hampton Roads Military Documents American military history from 1775 to the present VMI Museum Lexington Shenandoah Valley Military website, part of Virginia Military Institute Walk in the Wild Nature Museum Woodlawn Blue Ridge Highlands Natural history website Walton's Mountain Museum Schuyler Central Media website, replicas of house and settings from The Waltons television show Warren Rifles Confederate Museum Front Royal Shenandoah Valley Civil War website Watermen's Museum Yorktown Tidewater/Hampton Roads History website Waynesboro African-American Museum Waynesboro Shenandoah Valley African American Waynesboro Tourism - Culture, scroll down to listing Waynesboro Heritage Museum Waynesboro Shenandoah Valley Local history Waynesboro Tourism Places of Interest Weems–Botts Museum Dumfries Northern Local history Westmoreland County Museum & Library Montross Tidewater/Hampton Roads Local history website Weston Manor Hopewell Central Historic house 18th century plantation house White Oak Museum Falmouth Northern Civil War website Wickham House Richmond Central Historic house part of Valentine Richmond History Center Wickham House Museum Woodstock Shenandoah Valley Historic house website, operated by the Woodstock Museum of Shenandoah County Virginia Wilderness Road Regional Museum Newbern Blue Ridge Highlands Open air website, owned and operated by the New River Historical Society William King Regional Arts Center Abingdon Blue Ridge Highlands Art Also operates Fields-Penn 1860 House Museum Wilton House Museum Richmond Central Historic house Winmill Carriage Museum Leesburg Northern Transportation Located at Morven Park, website Wolf Creek Cherokee Tribal Museum Stuart Blue Ridge Highlands Native American website Wolf Creek Indian Village and Museum Bastian Blue Ridge Highlands Native American website, recreated Indian village and museum, owned and operated by the Bland County Historical Society Women In Military Service For America Memorial Arlington Northern Military Includes museum with exhibits on women in the military and military history Wood Brothers Racing Museum Stuart Blue Ridge Highlands Sports website Woodlawn Plantation Alexandria Northern Historic house Woodrow Wilson Birthplace Staunton Shenandoah Valley Presidential home Woodstock Museum of Shenandoah County Virginia Woodstock Shenandoah Valley Local history County history, domestic artifacts, decorative arts, 18th century log house Yorktown Battlefield Yorktown Tidewater/Hampton Roads History Part of Colonial National Historical Park, includes the Yorktown Visitor Center with exhibits about the Battle of Yorktown (1781), the early 18th century Nelson House and the Moore House where surrender negotiations occurred York County Historical Museum Yorktown Tidewater/Hampton Roads Local history website Yorktown Victory Center Yorktown Tidewater/Hampton Roads History website, America’s evolution from colonial status to nationhood
- Marine Corps Air-Ground Museum - Marine Corps Base Quantico
- Museum of American Presidents, Strasburg
- Presidents Park (Virginia), Williamsburg, closed as of 9/30/10
- Virginia's Explore Park
Regions of Virginia
As defined by Virginia Tourism site
- Central: Altavista, Amelia, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Blackstone, Charlottesville, Chester, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Farmville, Fort Lee, Glen Allen, Goochland, Gordonsville, Hampden-Sydney, Hood, Hopewell, Louisa, Lynchburg, Mineral, Orange, Palmyra, Pamplin, Petersburg, Piney River, Powhatan, Richmond, Schuyler, Scottsville.
- Chesapeake Bay region: Essex, Gloucester, King & Queen, King George, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, Northumberland, Richmond, Westmoreland
- Northern: Alexandria, Arlington, Brandy Station, Chantilly, Crewe, Culpeper, Dumfries, Fairfax, Fairfax Station, Falmouth, Fredericksburg, Goldvein, Gum Springs, Haymarket, Herndon, Leesburg, Lovettsville, Manassas, McLean, Middleburg, Mount Vernon, Occoquan, Potomac Mills, Reston, Spotsylvania, Sterling, Vienna, Warrenton, Woodford, White Post.
- Tidewater/Hampton Roads: Chesapeake, Courtland, Fort Monroe, Hampton, Jamestown, King William, Montross, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Smithfield, Suffolk, Surry, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, Yorktown and Chincoteague/Assateague on the Eastern Shore.
- Shenandoah Valley: Boyce, Bridgewater, Clifton Forge, Dayton, Edinburg, Elkton, Fincastle, Front Royal, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Luray, McDowell, Middletown, Millwood, Monterey, Mount Jackson, Natural Bridge, New Castle, Port Republic, Roanoke, Salem, Staunton, Steeles Tavern, Stephens City, Strasburg, Timberville, Waynesboro, Winchester, Woodstock.
- Southern: Clarksville, Danville, Gretna, Halifax, Martinsville, South Boston, South Hill.
- Blue Ridge Highlands: Abingdon, Ararat, Atkins, Bastian, Blacksburg, Bland, Bristol, Cana, Christianburg, Ferrum, Galax, Hillsville, Marion, Newbern, Pearlsburg, Pulaski, Saltville, Stuart, Radford, Woodlawn, Wytheville.
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