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Preserving Prince William County's Historic Resources  

The Department of Parks & Recreation is dedicated to the preservation of Prince William County's historic resources. The Office of Historic Preservation serves as the stewards of County-owned historic structures, cultural and natural resources, historic landscapes, and artifacts.  We build community identity alongside our local partners by telling the story of the people of Prince William County.

Staff recognizes the critical role we play in caring for our historic treasures and traditions.  This role benefits our community, our state, and our nation.  We take this responsibility very seriously and strive to fulfill the need to identify, protect, preserve, rehabilitate, and interpret historic sites for public use and posterity.  

Our goal is to show the connections between our history, our present, our future and our growth as a community.  We pledge to:

  • Bring history to life and to light through interpretation, research, living history, special events, lectures and exhibits

  • Collect, preserve and interpret objects, documents, structures and archaeological resources

  • Advance our knowledge of our community’s history

  • Make these resources meaningful and worthwhile for every citizen

  • Invite and train citizen volunteers to learn about our community’s past and share it with their fellow citizens and neighbors 

  • Provide a tourism destination to promote Prince William County and economic development

Online Resources

  • Take an online tour for details about our 14 historic sites and their locations.
  • Explore and find all the Historic Markers in Prince William County with our online tool.
  • Use the links at the top and to the left of the page for more information on each County owned historic site, our programs, events, facility rentals, volunteer opportunities and educational outreaches. 

Office of Historic Preservation Main Office

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17674 Main St., Dumfries, VA 22026

(703) 792-4754

[email protected]