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Hands-On History

Hands-On History is the museum’s new monthly series of weekend programs for family members of all ages! Each month will feature a different activity that puts you in touch with Culpeper’s past! Programs will be offered afternoon of the second Saturday of the month.

For more information, contact Christine Wuebker,  Education Coordinator, at [email protected] or call 540-829-1749.

Upcoming Dates

July 8
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Show me the Money!

Money didn’t always look the way it does today and was not the first way people paid for things. Learn about the evolution of money and try your hand at bartering for goods.

August 12
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Say cheese!

Learn about the history of photography and different types of photographs. Watch a wet plate photo get developed.

There will be 2 live demonstrations at 1:30 and again at 2:30.

September 9
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Digging Up the Past!

How do archeologists know where to dig to find stuff? Learn about the process of archeology and what archeologiest do. Try your hand at digging up “artifacts” and cataloging them.

Past Events

April 8
10:00 AM to Noon

Horses, Trains, and Automobiles!

Do you know when the 1 st road was built in Culpeper? How about the 1st railroad? Stop by the Museum of Culpeper History and learn about the history of various types of transportation in Culpeper. You can even “travel” cross country using different methods of transportation.

May 13
10:00 AM – Noon

Fighting the Civil War

Do you know why Civil War battles were fought the way they were? Stop by the Museum of Culpeper History and learn about the evolution of Civil War battle tactics, focusing on battles near Culpeper. Visitors will be given a chance to “fight” different battles considering things like terrain, obstacles both natural and man-made, and branches of the military.


June 10
10:00 AM – Noon

Exhibit Design, The Making of a Museum

The museum is getting ready to create a new exhibit. Come see how it is done and get a chance to try designing your own.

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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