Museums and Historic Sites

History is everywhere in Rappahannock County. In fact, the entire Town of Washington, founded in 1796, is listed on the Register of National Historic Places. Officially established as a county in 1833, Rappahannock has preserved the best of America's rural way of life. Rappahannock's Civil War history is commemorated with more than 30 official markers of the Virginia Civil War Trails program.

Rappahannock Historical Society

The Society is a nonprofit and is committed to collecting, preserving, interpreting, and disseminating the unique history and heritage of Rappahannock. Co., promoting knowledge of the past for a better understanding of the future. Our gift shop features historical maps, books, memorabilia and Rappahannock made products. Our Museum contains artifacts relating to the history and heritage of the county.

328 Gay Street Washington VA 22747
(540) 675-1163
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Scrabble School Preservation Foundation

Built in 1921 and operational until 1968, Scrabble School is just one of more than 5,000 African-American schools built across the South with the help of Julius Rosenwald and Booker T. Washington. Now the National Trust for Historic Preservation lists Rosenwald Schools among America’s “most endangered” places. Scrabble School is one of the few that is restored and open to the public. An interactive exhibit at the school is based on the stories of those who lived our nation’s history. The building operates as a Senior Center Monday-Thursday (10-2). Visitors are welcome to visit the self-guided exhibit during those hours. Guided tours are by appointment only. Scrabble School is located at 111 Scrabble Road in Castleton, VA. Visit the website for more information & a virtual tour of the exhibit.

111 Scrabble Rd, Castleton, VA 22716
(540) 222-1457
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