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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!

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 Revolution of Ideas
The Culpeper Resolves of 1774

January 2024-January 2025


Big foot in Culpeper?  Whether he’s called sasquatch, swamp ape, wildman, or woodbooger, some claim that the legendary Bigfoot travels the back pastures and byways of Culpeper County.  Learn about recorded Bigfoot sightings in Culpeper, and how a close encounter led one Virginia man on a lifelong quest to solve the Bigfoot mystery.

Hunt for Bigfoot in the museum for clues to his existence all week from March 16 through March 23.

Join us for a special Bigfoot presentation at 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 16 and help set a trap to catch him!

Come see, learn, and maybe even believe…..

This program is being offered in conjunction with CulpeperCon at the Culpeper County Public Library on March 22-23.  Visit the CulpeperCon website for other extraordinary superhuman activities throughout Culpeper and a full schedule of events!


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!

Battle of Kelly’s Ford Guided Tour, March 16

Join John Christiansen, Executive Director of the Museum of Culpeper History, for a guided combination driving/ walking tour of sites on the Kelly’s Ford battlefield on Saturday, March 16. The tour will start at 9:30 AM at the C.F. Phelps WMA boat ramp parking lot at 6430 Kellys Ford Road in Remington. The tour is expected to last three hours and will include three stops around the battlefield with short walks of up to 3/4 mile at each location.

Attendees should bring water, wear comfortable footwear and dress appropriately for weather conditions. Walking areas contain uneven, and potentially difficult and rugged terrain, and are unpaved. P articipants may be photographed for use in promotional and marketing material by the event organizers and sponsors.

Due to limited capacity, advance registration is highly recommended.

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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