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Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library

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Mary Ball Washington, George's mother, was born nearby.

Like much of the Northern Neck there is lots of history here but the locals take it in stride... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2018
Vienna Va
Oyster lover

Went to third annual oyster festival food was great but they ran ou.t of raw oysters too soon and... read more

Reviewed November 19, 2015
Kevin C
Richmond, Virginia, United States
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Mar 12, 2018
“Mary Ball Washington, George's mother, was born nearby.”
Nov 19, 2015
“Oyster lover”
History museum and genealogy research center for Lancaster County and the surrounding Northern Neck area. Founded in 1958, the historical society was named in honor of George Washington’s mother who was born in the County. The site encompasses the...more
8346 Mary Ball Rd, Lancaster, VA 22503-2519
+1 804-462-7280
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Reviewed March 12, 2018

Like much of the Northern Neck there is lots of history here but the locals take it in stride. They are across the street from Historic Lancaster Tavern and next door to the old Courthouse and jail. Take your time and enjoy it. You're on...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2015

Went to third annual oyster festival food was great but they ran ou.t of raw oysters too soon and no fritters this yearMore

Date of experience: November 2015
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MBWML, Manager at Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2015

Thanks for letting us know about your experience at our recent event. We are glad some of the food met your expectations and you mostly enjoyed your visit. Although the steamed oysters and chicken stew were plentiful, we are sorry you were disappointed by the...More

Reviewed November 10, 2014

This is a small but important museum especially for family's with young children. I'd suggest making it part of a family day trip down rte 3. Start with George Washington's birth place followed by Robert E . Lee's home and ending up here at the...More

Date of experience: March 2014
3  Thank Rob F
Reviewed August 25, 2012

I am used to museums that have rooms and rooms of displays. This one has 2 rooms and a couple of additional outbuildings. I was glad to see the preservation effort, but didn't feel that the presentation made me understand what it was really all...More

Date of experience: August 2012
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