Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library

Historical Significance

The Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library is a regional history center named in honor of George Washington's mother, who was born in Lancaster County. The center is located on a five-acre complex that encompasses the original 1742 courthouse green. The facility houses many 17th -  20th century archives and artifacts related to the history, culture and people of the Northern Neck, including a rich genealogy research library.

Physical Description

Mary Ball Washington Museum and Library is on a five-acre site which includes the Lancaster House (c. 1830) museum, clerk's office (c. 1797), archaeological remnants and library with research facility.

Geographical and Contact Information

8346 Mary Ball Road
Lancaster, Virginia
Phone: 804-462-7280
Fax: 804-462-6107

Cite this Page:

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, “Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library,” African American Historic Sites Database, accessed June 18, 2019,

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