The Brownsburg Museum
Take the Back Road to Discover A Compelling History, See Some Interesting Exhibits, and Visit a Charming Town
Big things come in small packages. We take that to heart at the Brownsburg Museum. So why not take a little side trip to visit this historic village and community-run museum the Lexington News-Gazette deemed, “first class.”
While you are here you will learn about the early history of Brownsburg and experience some surprising special exhibits.
We are located in Northern Rockbridge County, about 18 miles north of Lexington, and just 27 miles south of Staunton. (It was our location between these two towns that made us a stagecoach stop in the 18th and 19th Centuries.)
The Museum is open on weekends from April until Mid-December, Saturday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm; and Sunday 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm. Admission is free. Group tours and special visits can be arranged during the week.
From Lexington: For the scenic drive, take route 11 North out of Lexington, go left on Rt. 39, then right on Rt. 252, Brownsburg Turnpike. In town, look for the small green house on the right. Or, take Interstate: 81 North, to the Fairfield Exit. (Exit 200), go Left on Rt. 724 - Sterrett Road, left on Rt. 252 or the Brownsburg Turnpike, in town look for the small green house on the left.
From Staunton: For the scenic drive, take route 252 South (the Brownsburg Turnpike) from Staunton, follow until you reach Brownsburg. The museum is just in town, the green building on the left. Or, take Interstate 81 South, to the Fairfield Exit (Exit 200), go right on Rt. 724 - Sterrett Road, left on Rt. 252 or the Brownsburg Turnpike, in town look for the small green house on the left.
Back To School: Brownsburg Schools Exhibit
Pictures from the Museum Opening, August 2009
Numerous irreplaceable articles have been entrusted to the BCA with the expectation that the association will be able to preserve, catalogue, and display them for the purpose of informing and educating future generations.
In response, the BCA has taken the
initial steps to establish the
The mission of the
Among the many who have generously met the Brownsburg Museum Challenge in 2008 is the Clan Wardlaw Association who gave a donation to highlight how "Brownsburg was laid out on the lands of Robert Wardlaw and McChesney." For more information on the Wardlaws' ties to Brownsburg, please visit www.ladath.com or www.clanwardlaw.com
The community is extremely fortunate to
have among its residents persons who are recognized
as experts in their fields, and even more fortunate that some of these residents
have agreed to serve on the MAC. The depth of their
experience, combined with their commitment to the project will ensure that the
Museum Advisory Committee Chair,
Dee Papit, Chairperson
Museum Acquisitions Committee
Nancy Hahn, Chairperson
Building & Grounds CommitteeMichael Papit, ChairpersonPete LoquetStephanie Loquet
Kim HeslepMilton ReidBetsy ReidKenny PorterfieldJulia BahburMarsha JonesPenny StegallFrank Rott