About the Museum

  • 43 Court Square (Polk Street) P.O. Box 247 Montross, Virginia 22520
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The Westmoreland County Museum was established in 1941 and became the first museum to open regularly in the Northern Neck. The museum was built as a replica of Wakefield, the birthplace of George Washington to display the portrait of William Pitt (Lord Chatham) painted by Charles Willson Peale in 1768.


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Amazing Raise 2015

Westmoreland County Museum is participating in “The Amazing Raise” on September 16-17 and we need your help and support. Hosted by The Community Foundation, “The Amazing Raise” is an annual ...

Student Art Walk

Student Art Show Festivities and Winners

Westmoreland County Museum Kids Day

Valentine Rose Heart

Happy Valentine’s Day

In Honor of Valentine’s Day, we are showcasing a circa 1893 Wedding Dress  of Mary Cornelia Weaver Hall from the museum’s collection. Mary Cornelia Weaver Hall (born August 18, 1859- died May ...

Westmoreland County Museum's Holly tree with icicles

Ice Ice Baby

An icy morning at Westmoreland County Museum

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