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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!

Coming Soon!

Night at the Museum of Culpeper History!

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

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!


We need your help to fund our ongoing education efforts and to improve and increase our future programs!

On Tuesday, May 14, the museum is participating in Give Local Piedmont, a community wide day of giving. Our goal this year is to raise $15,000 to help fund our educational programs for the coming year. That may seem ambitious, but we’ve raised over $10,000 annually through this event for the past FOUR years!

What makes Give Local Piedmont different? Why should you donate on this day rather than contribute at another time? Because through this event the museum is eligible for additional bonus funding and prize funds thanks to support from the PATH Foundation and other local sponsors! Each dollar you donate online on Tuesday, May 14 will be counted towards adding additional bonuses from these sources.

In addition, your gift can have the most funding if you schedule your online donation between noon and 1:00 PM on May 14. The institution with the largest number of unique donations is eligible for an additional $1000. Even if you are able to make only a small contribution you can help us win big this year!

Last year, we EXCEEDED our goal of $10,000 for the fourth year in a row! Will you help us repeat that success in 2024 by helping us meet our new goal of $15,000?

Every donation makes a difference, and your support helps to keep the museum alive and exciting!  Our preschooler program, Little Learners, is attracting 12-15 young learners every month, and we’ve started a new program in 2024 called Elementary Explorers.  We’ve also been holding a monthly lecture series and have opened five new exhibits in the past year! 

To learn more, click on the link below!


The Museum of Culpeper History will unveil the second in its series of Culpeper County historic markers at this dedication of the new marker in Rixeyville. The public is invited to commemorate this community named for one of Culpeper’s most influential families. The marker dedication will take place at Ma & Paw’s Country Mall located at 9040 Rixeyville Road.  Parking is available on site.  All are welcome!


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.


Culpeper Baptist Church 250

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.


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


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



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