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.


Mary Morris Sumner with border

First Female Mayor in Northern Neck

      It seems to be the year for women to break the glass ceiling.  With Hillary becoming the first female nominee for a major party, Westmoreland County Museum ...

Wakefield Building

Help us “Raise” the Roof


Membership flyer

Antiques Roadshow Membership Event

  Westmoreland County Museum will host its own Antiques Roadshow at Northern Neck Chevrolet.  Bring that family heirloom you always wondered about or try to stump our experts with an ...

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