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Naval Support Facility Dahlgren, Va., was initially established in 1918 on 4,000 acres bounded by the Potomac River and Machodoc Creek in King George County as a remote extension of Maryland's Indian Head Proving Ground to be used for testing naval guns.

To learn more about King George County, the Dahlgren community and other surrounding areas, visit The Journal Press website.

THANK YOU for helping us construct the Historic Walking Trail at the Museum Site!

On Saturday, September 29th groups of volunteers worked at the former Gateway Welcome Center on Route 301 to spread ADA-approved mulch for the Historic Walking Trail. These volunteers also laid out railroad ties & staked them along the Trail to keep the mulch in. The volunteers were part of the United Way "Day of Caring" program. Just over 40 volunteers finished the task in just under 5 hours in what was initially thought to be a two day task. A big thank you to everyone that came out to help. With special thanks to David Deputy of Deputy Surveying and the James Mullen company of Dahlgren.


Inaugural Museum Exhibit Opening  - July 25th, 2012

THANK YOU to everyone who made this first Dahlgren Heritage Museum opening on July 25th at the University of Mary Washington Dahlgren Campus a huge success!

The exhibit will remain at the UMW Dahlgren Campus, so if you missed the opening, you can still go view the exhibit. Visit for more information about the campus. The museum display at the campus features a special segment on "Women in Science and Technology at Dahlgren" with a Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergecy Service (WAVES) uniform display.

THANK YOU to Gladys West, Ann Swope, Dawn Murphy, and Cynthia Holland who shared their Dahlgren stories with us as part of the opening ceremony.