80 Prosperity Ave
Leesburg, VA 20175
Phone: (703) 669-1650
Fax: (703) 669-0687
Arts & Museums
An interest in the local history will definitely attract you to this place. Herndon Historical Society Museum is steeped in heritage that dates back to 1857. Exhibitions here include historical pictures, artifacts and memorabilia dating back to World War II. This establishment is on the National Register of Historic Places and a visit here offers a unique glimpse into a bygone era.
Visit the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center to take a look at Blackbird- the fastest jet-plane in the world; or the famous space vehicle Discovery that has completed 39 space missions till date. The center is attached to the National Air And Space Museum and displays many aeronautical equipment and air crafts to the public. There are two hangars and an Observation Tower that provides a panoramic view of the adjacent Washington Dulles International Airport. Also, it is here that the Airbus IMAX Theater is located. The center also lets visitors take a look at various restoration projects. A visit to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is informative and insightful for children and adults alike.
The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is an intriguing museum that is involved in the research of medical and surgical practices during the American Civil War. The museum has many exhibits that have managed to recreate the medical issues during the war such as life in an army camp, evacuation of the wounded from the battlefront, a military hospital ward and more. There are also many surgical kits, tents, documents and other memorabilia of the war on display. The museum organizes educational programs, group tours, lectures and more for its support and dissemination.
The name 'Historical Society of Frederick County' says it all; it's a society which stresses on the historical background of Frederic County. An amazing collection of documents, artifacts and other similar items will tell you volumes about this county. Know more on the society and its facets by checking out their website.
The Schifferstadt Architectural Museum is one of the finest examples of path breaking architecture in the city. The place is worth visiting for its construction detailing as also for the artifacts stored inside. Tours are conducted by appointment. Check website to know more about the place.
Clara Barton spent the last years of her long, productive life at this Victorian home within walking distance of Glen Echo Park. Retired as head of the American Red Cross, she lived for nearly another decade in the house. Her creative renovations of the building resulted in a charming and intriguing curiosity. Visitors may view a film of the life of this tireless organizer and explore the home, which is furnished much as she left it. Admission is free.
Children's Museum At Rose Hill Manor Park consists of two museums; Carriage Museum and Farm Museum. The former have a good number of carriages used back in the day, while the latter possesses a collection of agricultural and carpentry equipments.
Exhibitions featuring works of prominent local artists and those from around the world are held all year around. Galleries are located on the first and second floors. Impressive collections of other well-known museums are made available for viewing as a result of its association with them. Interesting educational programs are conducted for both children and adults. An on-site cafe is open during summer afternoons on weekdays.