The Fredericksburg Area Museum Announces Its Winter Closing

The Fredericksburg Area Museum (FAM) will temporarily close its doors January 1st – February 29th, 2020 as it prepares new exhibits and installations in the museum.

The FAM will retire three current exhibits, including People and Their Pets, A Magical Collection located in the People’s Gallery, and Our Fredericksburg Story: In Our Own Words. FAM staff is proud to announce the following new exhibitions:

  • Fredericksburg Baseball: An overview of the history of baseball as it pertains to the Fredericksburg Area. This includes Civil War era baseball, the African American and Latino baseball experience, and Fredericksburg’s first professional baseball team.
  • SITES- Hometown Teams: A traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution that examines the many roles that sports play in American Society. Be sure to see it before it’s gone- this exhibit leaves in April 2020!
  • George’s 300th Anniversary: Revel in the fascinating history of one of Fredericksburg’s oldest and most historic churches as they celebrate their 300th anniversary. This exhibit makes its way into the museum in May 2020.  

These new exhibitions (and more!) will be revealed at FAM’s March 1st, 2020 re-opening. Members will have special access to the exhibitions prior to the public opening.

For more information on the museum closing or the new exhibits, please visit, follow us on Facebook, or contact Caroline Ford at

The FAM collects, researches, interprets, teaches, and preserves the history, heritage, and culture of the Fredericksburg region. We serve a diverse community through a commitment to inclusion, integrity, credibility, and relevance. We will facilitate an understanding and appreciation of how the acts of those who preceded us have shaped this community and the nation at large—providing both lessons and inspiration as we work together to forge a greater community.

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