Welcome to

the Fredericksburg Area Museum

Welcome to the Museum!  Housed in historic Town Hall/Market House (c. 1816), FAM’s mission—to collect, research, interpret, teach and preserve the history or our region—is the foundation of the Museum’s programs and events, exhibitions, educational initiatives, and collecting activities that touch the lives of all citizens and help them make meaningful and personal connections to history.

Roulette wheel used on
Southworth’s Pleasure Island
1920s
FAM Permanent Collection

The Collection

FAM’s collection of objects span more than ten thousand years of history!  Ranging from Native American artifacts to Black Lives Matter posters, the objects support the vast and rich stories of our community and offer insight into the lives of those that have paddled our river, walked our streets, worked our fields, run our businesses and government, attended our schools and churches, and participate in national movements.

Fredericksburg Baseball Uniform
Early 1900
FAM Permanent Collection
The ‘Walker Clock’
Made in Fredericksburg
ca. 1790-1800
Courtesy The Tompkins Family

Fredericksburg Area Museum

907 Princess Anne St

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

 

Thursday 10am-5pm

Friday 10am-5pm

Saturday 10am- 5pm

Sunday 10am-5pm

Monday 10am-5pm

Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays