St. James' House Spring Opening

April 17, 2023 @ 1:00PM — April 22, 2023 @ 4:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Add to Calendar

St. James' House: 1300 Charles St Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Get Directions

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Tour a local favorite only open twice a year!

Tour the St. James’ House during Historic Garden Week in Virginia to see its beautiful collection of antiques and decorative arts. Be sure to stroll the handsome gardens after your tour. The house was originally home to James Mercer, an attorney. Mercer was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, the first judge of the General Court in Fredericksburg, and the attorney who drew up the will of Mary Washington. Mercer built the house on land once owned by Fielding Lewis, brother-in-law of George Washington. The house is particularly noted for its fine collection of antique furniture and decorative arts acquired by Daniel Breslin and William Tolerton who, together, restored St. James’ in the mid-1960s and eventually bequeathed it to Preservation Virginia. Washington Heritage Museums then received the property and its collections by deed of gift in 2012. St. James’ House serves as the headquarters for Washington Heritage Museums.

Group tours of 6 or more -- for your group's comfort, please call (540) 373-5630 or email to arrange an itinerary.

Tickets purchased online may be redeemed any day of the opening. Tickets may also be purchased with cash on arrival.

WHM members tour for FREE! Please enter your promo code at checkout to receive free admission for yourself and up to three other household members.

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