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Museum of Culpeper History

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Named after my Culpeper family

I visited Culpeper to learn more about the town that was named after my family. Learned a lot at... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2018
Bluffton, Indiana
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Learning about our home town.

It's pretty amazing that there is so much history in this small town. My daughter was not... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Robin M
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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...more
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113 S Commerce St, Culpeper, VA 22701-3007
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Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank J4614BRangela
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

It's pretty amazing that there is so much history in this small town. My daughter was not onlyamazed by all the battle history, but blown away by the dinosaur foot prints. Quite a historical town. Right under our nose.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Robin M
Reviewed 18 October 2018

The museum is part of the train station complex at the end of East Davis St. It is a thorough and interesting history of the town and the surrounding areas, from colonial times thru the Civil War, and to present day.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dale S
Reviewed 17 October 2018

The museum, while small, covers the history of Culpeper from the time of dinosaurs to present. It is definitely an great place to being your tour of Culpeper. The lady who sold us our tickets was very knowledgeable of the history of Culpeper and very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AMiller121
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Worth a look to understand Culpeper's place in Virginia's history and to support the locals. Not very big but the people are clearly proud of their heritage.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank izzyandmabel
Reviewed 20 September 2018

While I was at the Visitors Center I enjoyed the History Museum which is in the same building. What a great collection of information and artifacts.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank abbysmith3
Reviewed 16 September 2018

This is a great little place to visit. The people are very friendly and Culpeper has quite a bit of interesting history.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank sheryl1700
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Not well done or extensive displays. There is alot of man made history in the area as well as geological history and the museum barely touches upon all that. As a preface to all that history it is fine but don't expect anything in depth.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 22 August 2018

I made my third visit to our local museum with a third pair of grandkids this summer - all enjoyed the visits, including the four year old making her first. For the others it was a return visit but age changes what attracts their attention!...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank vtcc64
Reviewed 6 August 2018

The Museum of Culpeper is a fascinating place to visit. It covers much of the local Civil War history plus touches on unique displays such as the rich bed of nearby dinasaur tracks.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank rice123
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