Welcome to the Dahlgren Heritage Museum


Our current special exhibit on Ira and Gladys West will only be available for viewing for a limited time.  On June 4th it will be taken down to make room for the next exhibit in the series of “Pioneers of the 20th Century.”  Come check it out Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


You can scan the QR code to see a video about the exhibit.




The Museum is looking to hire additional docents. 


There is no requirement that applicants have prior experience with the base or the museum, as new docents will attend training sessions on the museum’s programs and exhibits.  This is a paid position.  Resumes and questions can be emailed to the museum at dahlgrenmuseuminfo@gmail.com or mailed to Dahlgren Heritage Museum, PO Box 816, Dahlgren VA 22448.

Sound Bytes of History

Please visit our Sound Bytes of History page to learn more about the history we have to share with you and, potentially, to share some of the history you know with us.


Hours of Operation: Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Dahlgren Heritage Foundation opened a new museum in King George County, Virginia, in October 2013, that serves as a center for community education, recreation, unique exhibits, and stunning naval artifacts. Through the efforts of many volunteers, this exciting project is off to a great start, and there are many ways that you can become involved. Using this website you can send us your comments and ideas, volunteer to help out, make an online donation, learn about upcoming museum events, become a member of the museum, or sign up to receive updates through our email newsletter.

If you would like to bring your group or organization to the museum on hours not listed above, please send us an email and we can make arrangements.

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Become a museum member and help us share the amazing stories of Dahlgren and King George County that have helped shape our nation and inspire our future.

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