Museum of Culpeper History

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Museum of Culpeper History
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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The Museum of Culpeper History is a state of the art facility housed in the historic train depot in downtown Culpeper, Virginia. Exhibits range from 215 million year old dinosaur tracks to modern art - and change annually to help guests "discover" this wonderful rural community.
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liskarin
Culpeper, VA94 contributions
Art and History
Apr 2021
On Apr 17, 2021, at 2:28 PM, Bonnie Dixon wrote:
Pastel Paintings by Internationally Known Local Artist Elisabeth Piatt Currently on Display at the Culpeper Museum –by Bonnie Dixon

When you enter the Culpeper Museum you may be expecting to see historical exhibits about Culpeper history and walk past the display of six landscapes by featured local artist Elisabeth Piatt. They are hung on an interior wall along a corridor opposite doors leading outside to the railroad platform. Don’t pass up the opportunity to spend time absorbing the experience they offer.
I stood across the corridor, with my back against the outside door, marveling at the depth and subtlety depicted in these works which portray aspects of the local landscape through different seasons. At first, I experienced some annoyance they were not given a more prominent space. However, as I took in their depth and scenery this ceased to matter. Led by this artist's loving hand, each painting invited me in for a long walk deep into a seasonal scene. The softness and subtlety of the artist's strokes compressed the experience of time spent breathing fresh air and distance traveled. This magic happens without looking through a window or actually being on site making the word “landscape” feel like Earth beneath your feet. Don’t miss it.
Also take note of the dramatic panels at the entrance to the Museum by local Madison artist Trish Crowe and a famous quote by Walt Whitman.
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Written April 19, 2021
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MoonDoggieDonna
Garfield126 contributions
Small but good history
Mar 2020
This museum shares a space in an old train station which is really all it needs. Culpeper is not very big but there is a lot of Civil War history here and it is presented very well. You will be here less than an hour, but will get a lot of info for your time.
Written March 5, 2020
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rice123
New Smyrna Beach, FL16 contributions
Lace Making in Culpeper
Feb 2020
The Museum of Culpeper History is a wonderful place to get to know the area through its past. Workshops include lacemaking as well as an exhibit on the art. Authentic dinosaur tracks are on display along with memorabilia of the region's civil war history.
Written February 25, 2020
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MountainGal2017
Fairfax, VA25 contributions
Small Town History
Feb 2020
My husband and I were in Culpeper on some business and had an hour to kill so started driving around to check out the town. We came across the train station with this small museum. SO glad we stopped. For a small space, they really packed in Culpeper's history from dinosaur prints to one of the best collections of handmade lace I've ever come across. Well worth your time to cruise through. When you are finished with the museum, walk down the hall to the train station and check out their collection of dining car china. It's a step back in time.
Written February 12, 2020
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dsjhoward
Midlothian, VA267 contributions
Nice small history museum
Jul 2019 • Couples
Located in the same building as the visitors center, the museum offers a glimpse of the history of the Culpeper area. It also contains some dinosaur relics and a small childrens play area. Fee was $5 for adults and $4 for seniors. Staff was very friendly.
Written July 10, 2019
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Deefan54
Aberdeen, UK177 contributions
Excellent place with history
Jun 2019 • Friends
What a great place to read about history,American civil war etc, also see actual Dinosaur footprints,definitely worth a visit. Very friendly staff to assist
Written June 9, 2019
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Martha A
Manassas, VA26 contributions
good small history museum
May 2019 • Couples
Interesting facts in wasll displays, has a kids hands-on area, covers prehistoric to modern day, has slab of dinosaur tracks
Written May 26, 2019
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Mrs.M
7 contributions
Friendly
Mar 2019 • Family
Very friendly staff. Offered brochures and advice on fun local things. ☺ The building and train out front are also fun for the kids.
Written March 19, 2019
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Susan S
Manassas, VA26 contributions
Nice local museum
Mar 2019 • Couples
We were looking for a local day trip and stumbled across this museum. Lots of Culpeper history documented on large wall displays. LOTS of reading. There are some local artifacts displayed. It kept us busy for an hour.
Written March 13, 2019
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Angela
Decatur, IN50 contributions
Named after my Culpeper family
Jan 2018 • Solo
I visited Culpeper to learn more about the town that was named after my family. Learned a lot at the museum and stopped to see the clock tower that was kept in time with Leeds Castle in Kent England.
Written December 10, 2018
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