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Welcome to the Museum of Culpeper History

The Museum showcases the rich history and interprets the significant events that shapes Culpeper today. From the dinosaurs that roamed here to the soldiers that camped and fought here there is much to discover!

Night at the Museum of Culpeper History!

Check out the See, Learn & Do tab under Programs & Special Events for more information.

Volunteers Needed for DINOWALK 2024

The museum is looking for volunteers for our annual DinoWalk event. For more information click the link below.

Culpeper History & Heritage

We offer so many places throughout the county where you can learn about our community through the centuries. We hope to welcome you and your family soon!

CULPEPER’S FIRST COURTHOUSE HISTORIC MARKER UNVEILING
SUNDAY, JULY 7, 2:30 PM

The dedication of the next in a series of markers produced by the Museum of Culpeper History in 2024 will take place at 2:30 PM on Sunday, July 7 at the museum.  The public is invited to this event to commemorate the location where much of Culpeper’s early history was set in motion.  Significantly, the courthouse was the site of Culpeper’s Stamp Act Protest of 1765, when Culpeper’s justices of the peace unanimously resigned their positions in protest of Britain’s imposition of taxes on the American colonies.  In 1774, Culpeper’s citizens held a public meeting in the courthouse and issued the Culpeper Resolves, a public statement in favor of colonial rights and increased colonial cooperation; July 7 will be the 250th anniversary of this event.  All are welcome!

WALKING TOURS!

The Museum of Culpeper History is offering a variety of walking tours this year, including our new Liberty Walks program about the people, places, and events shaped by Culpeper’s patriots and see how these activities were written into the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and other founding documents.  Look for our upcoming tours under the Programs & Special Events tab.

NEW EXHIBIT ON DISPLAY!

Culpeper Baptist Church 250
1774-2024

The quest for religious freedom in America and guaranteeing the right to worship in the in the way of one’s choosing was a revolutionary idea – an idea in which Virginia played an important role.

The museum’s latest exhibit, developed and installed by Culpeper Baptist Church, tells the story of the role played by Baptist missionaries in Culpeper in our country’s struggle for religious freedom.  Learn about this important event and the other ways in which Culpeper Baptist has supported our community in its 250 years of ministry and service.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED!

Are you interested in local, state, or national history? Do you like teaching and sharing information? Do you enjoy meeting new people every day?

The Museum of Culpeper History is seeking volunteers to help with its daily operations and ongoing programs. Our volunteers allow us to put visitors in touch with the story of Culpeper’s past every day, seven days a week. Without their hard work and support, we would not be able to do the work we do!

Contact Us

Museum of Culpeper History
113 S. Commerce Street
Culpeper, VA 22701

Phone: (540) 829-1749

Hours

Monday-Sunday:
10am – 4pm
CLOSED: Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day

 

 

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