Fredericksburg Area Museum, Fredericksburg

4.3
#4 of 8 in Museums in Fredericksburg
Our vision is to serve our diverse community and its neighbors through a commitment to inclusion, integrity, credibility, and relevance. We will be an institution that facilitates the recognition and understanding of the region’s nation-shaping history through exploration of our past, illumination of the present, and visioning of the future.

During its first twenty-five years, the Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center built a fine collection of artifacts and art that provide points of entry to reflect on our community’s past. The passionate dedication of community leaders to treasure the Fredericksburg region’s history led to the creation of this institution and has fostered its growth ever since. Today, the Museum is in an exciting phase of transition. Looking forward to its next twenty-five years, the institution will focus on meeting the ever-changing needs of its audience. We serve a growing and diverse group of visitors, community members and students who support our efforts to provide an opportunity to learn from the rich history of our region in ways that are meaningful to them.

Our collection of historic treasures will continue to form the basis of our permanent exhibitions and the stories they tell. Multi-media interpretation, expanded public programming, interactive learning opportunities and a view of history from multiple perspectives will enhance the Museum’s experiential quality. We will eagerly explore our vast potential as a 21st-century museum.

While the history of the Fredericksburg region is in many ways unique, it is also parallel to the history of our nation. And while stories told at the Museum are often rooted in the past, they are stories of human experience that reach across generations to connect with the present. Work out when and for how long to visit Fredericksburg Area Museum and other Fredericksburg attractions using our handy Fredericksburg road trip planning website .
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  • Love FAM. We are annual pass holders. Great exhibits that tell the history of Fredericksburg, both old and new.  more »
  • I'm glad we skipped the trolley tour and went to the museum instead. Very well-presented exhibits and great value.  more »
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  • A lot of changes for them, in a good way. They are always friendly to you.
  • It's local Fredericksburg history. You definitely will learn something. I would like that when the issue of slavery is talked about, that it doesn't come across so "sing song", and that is insulting. Tell the truth, tell it like it was, don't down play, sugar coat or white wash it. The truth is freeing no matter how uncomfortable it makes certain people feel. Hopefully some will learn from the past, change so we don't continue to repeat it.

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