The Museum

Museum Address:

8100 Fordson Road
Gum Springs, VA 22306
Phone: 703.375.9825

The Gum Springs Historical Society's Museum & Cultural Center opened its doors on November 24th, 1996.The Museum receives no Federal or State funding.The Museum is suppported by your generous donations,membership and fund raisers. It is the aim of the Museum to display a dynamic exhibit of the history of the Gum Springs Community. Plans are to eventually make a visit to the Center a vivid multimedia experience via computers and interactive audio-visual displays much like the Smithsonian Institution has done in Washington, DC. We also plan to provide virtual visits to the Center via the Internet. With your help we will make this vision a reality.

Featured Exhibits:The Museum is featuring an photographic exhibit of Gum Springs' residents and founding families. Many of these photos are close to 100 years old, some older.

Events Bulletin Board: COMING SOON

Save the Historic Gray Home.
The historic Gray House at 3115 Douglas Street is slated for demolition. The owners have donated the structure to the Gum Spring Historical Society. The house has to be moved to a new location. Your contributions to this effort are greatly appreciated. We must complete this action ASAP!

Schedule:The Center is open from 6 PM To 8 PM, Monday - Friday. Tuesdays and Saturdays from 1 PM To 3 PM. Keep checking as the schedule will be expanding.

Mail Order Catalog:Please see the Gum Springs Historical Society's Online Catalog.

Directions:Take Route 1 to Sherwood Hall Lane, about 4 miles south of the City of Alexandria. If coming from the north, make a left on Sherwood Hall Lane. Walmart will be on your right. If coming from the south, make a right on Sherwood Hall Lane. Walmart will be on your left. At the first traffic light, make a right on Fordson Rd. The Center is located at the end of Fordson Rd. From the beltway take exit 1A and follow the above instructions.

Donations: You may send Tax Deductible donations to the Society at the above address. Please, do Not send cash! Donations of artifacts, heirlooms, papers, pictures, etc. are welcomed. Please call to make arrangements for the pick-up of these types of items.

On-line:The Gum Springs Historical Society's Home Page is at

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