Plan Your Visit
Welcome to the Patawomeck Museum & Cultural Center! We want you to have the best experience possible when you visit. Here are some suggestions to make the most out of your next visit.
It is always a good idea to plan.
Weather. The Patawomeck Museum & Cultural Center is both an indoor and outdoor experience, so be sure to check the weather for the day you plan to visit.
Entrances. The Museum has two entrances: Main Entrance & Tribal Store Entrance. The main entrance in the front of the Museum. The entrance in the back of the Museum is the outside entrance to the Tribal Store. The Tribal Store entrance has a ramp for wheelchair accessibility.
Hours. Monday and Tuesday will be reserved for groups and school tours, by appointment only. The Museum will be open Wednesday through Saturday. Check here, for the most up to date information on our current hours of operation. Psst! Want to know a secret? Utilize non-peak times and days for a less crowded experience!
Buy Tickets Online. Reserving Tickets online can help you avoid the ticket lines, plan your trip budget, and utilize any discounts offered.
Discounts. Stafford Residents are eligible for a reduced ticket price by showing verification of residency in Stafford.
Seniors and Military Personnel are eligible for a discount with a driver's license or military identification.
Tribal Members are eligible for a reduced ticket price with a valid Tribal Member Card.
College Students are eligible for a reduced ticket price with a valid College ID.
Group Rates are available upon request.
Book your visit using a Field Trip Request Form
(School, Homeschool or Group)
Road Conditions. For more up-to-date traffic and travel information visit 511 Virginia Traffic Information.
COVID-19 Safety. The Patawomeck Museum & Cultural Center follows all guidelines mandated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Check their website for the most up-to-date recommendations.
Photography & Video Recording. Photography (except for flash photography) and video recording in the Museum and the Tribal Village are permitted for personal, non-commercial use with available lighting, unless otherwise posted. To learn more about items that are allowed and not allowed in the Museum, check out the following sections: Items Allowed and Items Not Allowed.
For press inquiries or information about commercial photography or filming, please contact
Explore. Explore the Patawomeck Museum & Cultural Center as well as the Living History Village to learn the story of Stafford's FIRST people.
School Field Trips. Bring your students to the Museum for a fun learning experience. Explore and discover the rich history and culture of Stafford's FIRST people.
Homeschooling Programs. Homeschool Groups will enjoy the fun learning experience with a minimum of 10 students required.
Groups. The Museum is perfect for groups of all ages! From experiencing an immersive-based Living History Village to viewing ancient artifacts, everyone will experience something to remember!
Upcoming Events. Find out more information about upcoming events.
Hotels. Are you from out of town? If you plan to stay in the area, there are several accommodations nearby.
Consider the following tips when visiting the Museum to ensure the best experience possible.
Stafford Residents. Stafford Residents are eligible for a reduced ticket price by showing verification of residency in Stafford.
Seniors and Military Personnel. Seniors and Military Personnel are eligible for a reduced ticket price by showing driver's license or military identification respectively.
Tribal Members. Tribal Members are eligible for a reduced ticket price by showing a valid Tribal Member Card.
College Students. College Students are eligible for a reduced ticket price by showing a valid College Identification Card.
Attire. Dress Comfortably and wear comfortable walking shoes.
Food & Drink. Food and drink (if properly closed and secured) are allowed in the Museum, but should only be consumed in the appropriate areas (outside, weather permitting) to protect the artifacts. Water is allowed throughout the Museum, but please report any spills right away.
Photography & Video Recording. Visitors may be filmed, photographed, or recorded by the Museum for educational and promotional uses, including for posting to the Museum’s website and social media accounts as well as other public sites.
Smoking. Smoking, including electronic cigarettes is prohibited in the Museum, Multimedia Center, and Living History Village.
First Aid. For serious injuries or illnesses, contact the nearest Docent for assistance.
Cell Phones. For the best Museum experience, consider staying off your phone. Also as a courtesy to other visitors of the Museum, please set your phone to vibrate and take calls outside the Museum, Multimedia Center, and away from the Living History Village.
Items Allowed. The following items are allowed in the Museum: Service Animals, Mobility Aids (canes, walkers, etc.), strollers, cameras, bottled water, food and beverages in closed containers.
Items NOT Allowed. The following items are NOT allowed in the Museum: Tripods, Selfie Sticks, Extension Cords, Guns, Knives, Pen Knives, Pets, Open Containers of food and drinks, scissors, aerosol cans, including pepper spray and Mace, tools, smoking, including electronic cigarettes, and placards, signs, or banners.
Now that you have explored the Museum and Living History Village, what else is there? Fortunately, there are several options to chose from.
Shop at the Tribal Store. The Tribal Store provides a unique selection of textiles, jewelry, books, and so much more. Discover a myriad of souvenirs to remember your visit and support some local artisans.
Post on Social Media. Share your experience and pictures of your visit on social media! Please be sure to tag the Patawomeck Museum & Cultural Center in your posts: #PatawomeckMuseum, #MuseumVisit, #PatawomeckLivingHistoryVillage, #PatawomeckTribalStore, and #PatawomeckIndians. Use the following hashtag - #HowDoYouMuseum - to share with us what part of the museum was the most exciting, fun or appealing to you.
Gift Cards. Gift cards and digital gift certificates are available for purchase in any amount and may be utilized for admission and within the Tribal Store.