Located in downtown Fredericksburg, VA, the Fredericksburg Area Museum (FAM) is a cultural and educational hub in a thriving, historic city. Fredericksburg’s core, containing a 40-block historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is surrounded by Civil War battlefields, great architecture, and historic vistas.
With a diverse collection of modern shops and celebrated restaurants, the FAM sits in the center of a history buff’s tourist destination, perfect for anyone who wants to explore America’s historic foundation and growth.
Housed in historic Town Hall/Market House (c. 1816), the Fredericksburg Area Museum’s mission – to collect, research, interpret, teach and preserve the history of our region – is the foundation of the Museum’s programs and events, exhibitions, educational initiatives, and collecting activities that touch the lives of all citizens and help them make meaningful and personal connections to history.
FAM’s collection of objects span more than ten thousand years of history! Ranging from Native American artifacts to Black Lives Matter posters, the objects support the vast and rich stories of our community and offer insight into the lives of those that have paddled our river, walked our streets, worked our fields, run our businesses and government, attended our schools and churches, and participate in national movements.
Sounds of Summer Concert Series
Each summer, FAM puts on their Sound of Summer free concert series every Friday evening in Market Square. The concert series includes performances from a number of local bands and musicians and highlights a wide array of musical styles and genres. View a list of the 2022 Sounds of Summer performances.
Events at Fredericksburg Area Museum
FAM frequent hosts events inside and outside of the museum. Check our events page for upcoming events. Located behind FAM is Market Square, frequently used for concerts and other outdoor festivals. Both Market Square and the third floor of the museum are great places to host events. Contact FAM for more information about facility rentals.