Patawomeck Indian Tribe of Virginia

Upcoming Events

Here Comes Santa Claus!

Saturday, Deceember 17, 2022

Patawomeck Tribal Center

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Tickets: FREE

INDOOR EVENT

Festivities: Pictures with Santa, Cookies, Hot Chocolate and Hot Cider

**Bring your letter for Santa!**

**Tribal Members & Family Only**

 

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CHIEF

Chief Charles "Bootsie" Bullock

215 Chapel Green Road

Fredericksburg, VA 22405
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540-834-9620 

 

TREASURER

Price Jett

638 Kings Highway

Fredericksburg, VA 22405
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804-467-0897 

 

HISTORIAN / MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR

Patricia Reedy

P.O. Box 7665

Fredericksburg, VA 22404
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ADMINISTRATIVE ASST. TO TRIBAL COUNCIL

Minnie Lightner

1416 Brent Street

Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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540-842-0501 

 

PATAWOMECK MUSEUM & CULTURAL CENTER

638 Kings Highway

Fredericksburg, VA 22405
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703-857-0519 

 

Field Trip

Want to take a field trip to the Patawomeck Museum & Cultural Center? Excited to experience the Living History Village? To Book Your Visit: Submit a request using the online Field Trip Request Form (School, Homeschool, or Group) and we will contact you.

Visitors will walk the land of OUR ancestors and be immersed in an authentic Patawomeck Village. Experience OUR culture and discover how to start fire with a bow drill, grind corn, prepare and cook food.

School. Bring your students to the Museum for a fun learning experience. Explore and discover the rich history and culture of Stafford's FIRST people.

Homeschool. 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!

Ready for your field trip to the Patawomeck Museum and Cultural Center? Follow these suggestions to ensure the best trip possible.

Prepare For Your Visit. In order to plan an unforgetable field trip, there are a some things you should consider.

Make sure all your information is correct on the Field Trip Request Form.
Haven't filled one out yet?
Book Your Visit: Submit a request using the online Field Trip Request Form
(School, Homeschool, or Group).
A Field Trip Request Form is required. You will receive notification confirming your field trip has been booked.

Our Field Trip Planning Guide has everything you need to plan. Our Teacher Checklist may also be helpful.

Review the Field Trip Policies with the students and chaperones before you visit.

Review the Chaperone Policy. All children (under the age of 18) must be accompanied by an adult chaperone. We require a minimum of one (1) adult chaperone for every five (5) children.

Consider accesssibility concerns. The Museums entrances and restrooms are fully accessible.

Plan for lunch. Brown bag lunches may be eaten outside in the designated area. We do not offer storage or eating facilities for brown bag lunches inside the Museum. All food and drinks must be in sealed containers if being brought into the Museum.

Review the Plan A Visit page for additional information and tips.

Be sure to bring a copy of your email confirmation. Once the Field Trip Request Form has been submitted, a confirmation will be sent to the teacher (contact person listed on the request form). Please note that your Field Trip will be scheduled based on availability while trying to honor your three requested dates. If you do not receive a confirmation email after two weeks, please contact us at (703) 857 - 0519 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Please confirm the number of students and chaperones prior to your visit. Changes can be made up to one (1) week prior to the date of your visit. You will be charged based on the number confirmed.

Payment should be made one week prior to your visit. Please note that only one form of payment is accepted per reservation. We accept checks (delivered to: Patawomeck Museum and Cultural Center c/o Accounting Department, 638 Kings Highway, Fredericksburg, Virginia, 22405), and major credit cards (Call 703-857-0519 or pay online). If you have any questions, please call us or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Provide directions to the Patawomeck Museum and Cultural Center to your drivers.

During Your Visit. Consider the following tips when visiting the Museum to ensure the best experience possible.

Parking is free.  Bus, personal vehicle, and van parking is available. Bus drivers should park in the parking spots designated for buses.

Leave lunches on the bus or in vehicles. Thanks for protecting our collections by not bringing food or drinks into the Museum, Multimedia Center, or Living History Village areas. Lunches may be eaten in the outside area available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

When you arrive, gather your group near the Multi-Media Center. Keep entry doors clear.

All groups must remain together for the duration of the tour.

Count the number of students, teachers/chaperones. We realize that the number of students attending your Field Trip may change. However, keep in mind that your Field Trip will be charged for the number of students confirmed even if fewer students attend. Changes can be made up to a week prior to your visit.

Check In when you arrive. Send your lead teacher inside with your final headcount to check in with a Docent.

Remind your chaperones to help their students adhere to the Field Trip Policies. including the current COVID-19 Guidelines.

Please be aware of the Photography & Video Recording Release. Upon entering the Museum, you and your children / students may be photographed or filmed for marketing purposes. If this is an issue for anyone in your Field Trip, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. prior to your visit.

Once the film is viewed at the Multimedia Center, the Docent will escort the students into the Museum.

We hope you have an unforgetable experience at the Patawomeck Museum and Cultural Center. Feel free to offer your feedback. We are always seeking to improve our visitors' experiences.

Field Trip Policies. In order to have the best trip possible, review our Field Trip Policies.

Reservation Policy: Reservations must be made at least two (2) weeks in advance of visit date and are subject to availability. A completed Field Trip Request Form is NOT confirmation of your reservation. A confirmation email will be sent to the teacher (contact person listed on the request form). If you do not receive a confirmation email after two weeks, please contact us at (703) 857 - 0519 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Chaperone Policy: All children (under the age of 18) must be accompanied by an adult chaperone. We require a minimum of one (1) adult chaperone for every five (5) children. Students must be within eyesight of their teacher or chaperone at all times. Chaperones are responsible for the behavior of the students in their group. Please monitor students closely while in the Museum, Tribal Store,Multimedia Center, or Living History Village.

Payment Policy: Payment should be made one week prior to your visit. Please note that only one form of payment is accepted per reservation. We accept checks (delivered to: Patawomeck Museum and Cultural Center c/o Accounting Department, 638 Kings Highway, Fredericksburg, Virginia, 22405), and major credit cards (Call 703-857-0519 or pay online). If you have any questions, please call us or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Any additional adults that are not included on the confirmation letter will be required to pay before the tour begins, but they will be able to pay based on the school rate for the admission price.

Final Counts/Cancellation Policy: Please confirm your final count a week prior to your visit. If you have to cancel your visit, we ask that you notify us within 48 business hours of your visit. Visits canceled will receive a refund.