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Arlington Historical Society Museum

  • Metro: Pentagon City
  • Hours: Saturday-Sunday 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Days Open: Saturday, Sunday

The Arlington Historical Museum features exhibits on county history and a permanent exhibit on the Civil War with period memorabilia and artifacts. Built in 1891 as the Hume School, this historic structure is the oldest school building in Arlington County. Following extensive renovation in the early 1960s, the building reopened as the Arlington Historical Museum. The building is now designated a Virginia State Historical Landmark and is also on the National Register of Historic Sites.

The museum is the only one of its kind anywhere in Arlington that is open and available to the public, for free! The school/museum building itself is named after a Confederate Colonel, Frank Hume, from Arlington, who donated the adjacent land as a playground for the school.

The AHS Museum is just a half mile from Pentagon City and the Metro.

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Arlington Historical Society Museum Map