Reston Museum

Reston Museum Reston Museum offers educational and public programming, exhibits, host annual events, plus Reston merchandise. The museum preserves a collection of artifacts related to Reston’s history.
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Admission is free! Open as volunteers are available. 501c3

Mission: The Reston Historic Trust & Museum is a community organization that preserves the past, informs the present, and influences the future of Reston through its exhibits, public programs, and events. Our goals are to engage the public in an exploration of community history; to promote Reston as a destination point for tourism; and to collect, preserve and interpret the artifacts and documents of Reston’s history.

Operating as usual

This Valentines Day give your special someone a gift that will last a lifetime! Commemorative Bricks installed at Lake A...
02/10/2021

This Valentines Day give your special someone a gift that will last a lifetime! Commemorative Bricks installed at Lake Anne Plaza is a wonderfully unique gift. Order yours today at restonmuseum.org/bricks. Until February 14, brick orders will include a one-year museum membership and a Valentine's Day ecard upon request.

#Throwback The W&OD.  Learn more during our upcoming virtual program with RCC this Wednesday! "Before 1964: The History ...
02/08/2021

#Throwback The W&OD. Learn more during our upcoming virtual program with RCC this Wednesday! "Before 1964: The History of Reston's Predecessors" Registration required: http://bit.ly/2Y6XWuK #restonmuseum #restonhistory #reston #wiehle #wod #bowman

Reston Museum celebrates black history month and honors Reston's commitment to be an inclusive community through our arc...
02/05/2021

Reston Museum celebrates black history month and honors Reston's commitment to be an inclusive community through our archives. Explore artifacts online at https://www.restonmuseum.org/opencommunityexhibit #restonmuseum #restonhistory #fromthearchives #reston #blackhistorymonth #restonblackfocus Photo by Robert Scurlock

#Throwback Brown's Chapel Learn more during our upcoming virtual program with RCC "Before 1964: The History of Reston's ...
02/04/2021

#Throwback Brown's Chapel Learn more during our upcoming virtual program with RCC "Before 1964: The History of Reston's Predecessors" Registration required: http://bit.ly/2Y6XWuK #restonmuseum #restonhistory #reston #throwbackthursday #TBT

This Valentines Day give your special someone a gift that will last a lifetime! Commemorative Bricks installed at Lake A...
02/03/2021

This Valentines Day give your special someone a gift that will last a lifetime! Commemorative Bricks installed at Lake Anne Plaza is a wonderfully unique gift. Order yours today at restonmuseum.org/bricks. Until February 14, brick orders will include a one-year museum membership and a Valentine's Day ecard upon request.

Happy snow day! We're closed today please enjoy our online resources restonmuseum.org
02/02/2021

Happy snow day! We're closed today please enjoy our online resources restonmuseum.org

#Throwback The Town of Wiehle!  Learn more during our upcoming virtual program with RCC on February 10" "Before 1964: Th...
01/28/2021

#Throwback The Town of Wiehle! Learn more during our upcoming virtual program with RCC on February 10" "Before 1964: The History of Reston's Predecessors" Registration required: http://bit.ly/2Y6XWuK #restonmuseum #restonhistory #reston #TBT #Throwbackthursday #wiehle

This Valentines Day give your special someone a gift that will last a lifetime! Commemorative Bricks installed at Lake A...
01/22/2021

This Valentines Day give your special someone a gift that will last a lifetime! Commemorative Bricks installed at Lake Anne Plaza is a wonderfully unique gift. Order yours today at restonmuseum.org/bricks. Until February 14, brick orders will include a one-year museum membership and a Valentine's Day ecard upon request.

Today we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. #fromthearchives #martinlutherking #reston #resotnmuseum #MLKday #restonmusue...
01/18/2021

Today we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. #fromthearchives #martinlutherking #reston #resotnmuseum #MLKday #restonmusuem #restonhistory Search "Martin Luther King" on our online archives to see more from our archives https://www.restonmuseum.org/our-collection

New pictures added to our digital history map! Check it out restonmuseum.org/restonhistorymap #restonmuseum #restonhisto...
01/14/2021

New pictures added to our digital history map! Check it out restonmuseum.org/restonhistorymap #restonmuseum #restonhistory #tbt #throwbackthursday #thorwback

#Throwback Lake Anne Plaza Reston Magazine 1975 #reston #restonmuseum #restonhistory #fromthearchives #lakeanneplaza Lak...
01/07/2021

#Throwback Lake Anne Plaza Reston Magazine 1975 #reston #restonmuseum #restonhistory #fromthearchives #lakeanneplaza Lake Anne Plaza #TBT #throwbackthursday

We're looking forward to learning more about the Reston Historic Resources Survey during this week's Virtual Community M...
01/04/2021

We're looking forward to learning more about the Reston Historic Resources Survey during this week's Virtual Community Meeting!

Happy new year everyone! A reminder that we have two virtual meetings this week. Registration is open!

COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall, Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m.
Do you have questions regarding COVID-19 and the vaccines? Or the local testing strategy? I am hosting a virtual town hall with Fairfax County Health Department Director Dr. Gloria Addo-Ayensu on Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. Dr. Gloria will present updates on the pandemic and local vaccine distribution plans. You can send questions prior to the town hall to [email protected]; please put Jan. 6 Town Hall in the subject line. More info: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/huntermill/jan-6-hunter-mill-district-virtual-town-hall-fairfax-county-health-department-director

Reston Historic Resources Survey Virtual Community Meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 5 at 7 p.m.
A draft of an Historic Resources Survey of Reston has been completed and is available for community review and input. I’m hosting a virtual community meeting Jan. 5, 2021 at 7 p.m. to provide residents with the opportunity to ask questions and provide comments on the draft survey, following a presentation by the consultant hired by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. More info: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/huntermill/community-meeting-jan-5-2021-discuss-reston-historic-resources-survey-draft

#TBT Common Ground Transporation bus parked at Lake Anne Plaza . Photo by Arvil Daniels. No date. https://www.restonmuse...
12/31/2020

#TBT Common Ground Transporation bus parked at Lake Anne Plaza . Photo by Arvil Daniels. No date. https://www.restonmuseum.org/our-collection Browse our archives at #Throwbackthursday #restonmuseum #restonhistory #lakeanneplaza #throwback

#TBT Holiday Parade 1990s at Reston Town Center unkown photographer #reston #fromthearchives #throwback #rtc #restontown...
12/24/2020

#TBT Holiday Parade 1990s at Reston Town Center unkown photographer #reston #fromthearchives #throwback #rtc #restontowncenter

#TBT Embry Rucker & Common Ground. Photograph by Arvil Daniels. #throwbackthursday #reston #restonmuseum #restonhistory
12/17/2020

#TBT Embry Rucker & Common Ground. Photograph by Arvil Daniels. #throwbackthursday #reston #restonmuseum #restonhistory

12/16/2020
Hello ther!

Printable Reston themed puzzles game now available on our website! Have fun and explore Reston's history through a series of puzzles! Created in collaboration with Game Genius https://www.restonmuseum.org/restonpuzzlegame #reston #restonmuseum #puzzle #game #restonhistory #liveworkplay

#Throwback Photograph of a girl's room in one of Reston's Goodman houses in the early 1960s. On exhibit in our Live, Wor...
12/10/2020

#Throwback Photograph of a girl's room in one of Reston's Goodman houses in the early 1960s. On exhibit in our Live, Work, and Play! Toys of the 1960s exhibit this December. Photographer unknown. #restonmuseum #restonhistory #TBT #throwbackthursday #fromthearchives

Celebrate family and friends with a commemorative brick this holiday season. Commemorative Bricks are thoughtful and uni...
12/09/2020

Celebrate family and friends with a commemorative brick this holiday season. Commemorative Bricks are thoughtful and unique gifts. Visit restonmuseum.org/bricks to order yours today. Commemorative bricks ordered now will be installed in 2021. #restonmuseum #reston #commemorativebricks

Now on exhibit! Lake Life Series by local artist Sam LaFever. Visit us restonmuseum.org/visit #restonmuseum #reston #lak...
12/08/2020

Now on exhibit! Lake Life Series by local artist Sam LaFever. Visit us restonmuseum.org/visit #restonmuseum #reston #lakeanneplaza #lakelife

15% off our crewneck sweaters and hoodies, this week only! Use code "Cozy" at checkout or purchase in our gift shop! #re...
12/07/2020

15% off our crewneck sweaters and hoodies, this week only! Use code "Cozy" at checkout or purchase in our gift shop! #restonmuseum #cozy #sweaterweather #shoplocal

Start your holiday shopping at the Reston Museum restonmusuem.org More options including artwork by local artists availa...
12/05/2020

Start your holiday shopping at the Reston Museum restonmusuem.org More options including artwork by local artists available inside the museum gift shop. restonmuseum.org/shop #reston #restonmuseum #shoplocal #lakeanneplaza

#Throwbackthursday On exhibit this December: Live, Work, & PLAY! Toys of the 1960s! #restonmuseum #reston #toys #Barbie ...
12/03/2020

#Throwbackthursday On exhibit this December: Live, Work, & PLAY! Toys of the 1960s! #restonmuseum #reston #toys #Barbie #liveworkplay #TBT #throwback

We're sad there will be no Jingle on the Lake this year but we look forward to seeing what the community will add to Lak...
12/01/2020

We're sad there will be no Jingle on the Lake this year but we look forward to seeing what the community will add to Lake Anne Plaza's Wishing Wall.

For the safety of our community, Jingle on the Lake is cancelled this year. We are so sad Santa won't be making the trip to the plaza but can't wait to have him back next year. We would still love to hear what your holiday wishes are so please add them to our Wishing Wall.
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Don't forget to shop and dine small this season and support our merchants on the Plaza. Be sure to leave your wish for Santa next time you are here!

Happy December! Ornaments on sale at restonmuseum.org/shop
12/01/2020

Happy December! Ornaments on sale at restonmuseum.org/shop

This year we: Launched a digital history map with more than 30 locations and over 100 archival images from our collectio...
12/01/2020

This year we: Launched a digital history map with more than 30 locations and over 100 archival images from our collection (Check it out! Restonmuseum.org/restonhistorymap), • Conducted new virtual programming on our Youtube Channel including Story Time for Little Historians, Artifact Highlights, and Virtual Tours, Installed 64 Commemorative Bricks at Lake Anne Plaza, and hosted four programs at Reston Community Center. We're looking forward to the new programs, exhibits, and a new Reston book we will be launching in 2021. Help us prepare for next year this Giving Tuesday by donating at restonmuseum.org/donation

Time to start holiday shopping! Enjoy 10% off our online gift shop on Museum Store Sunday  using the code "Sunday." rest...
11/29/2020

Time to start holiday shopping! Enjoy 10% off our online gift shop on Museum Store Sunday using the code "Sunday." restonmuseum.org/shop. Today only! #restonmuseum #reston #museumstoresunday #shoplocal

Become a member of the Reston Museum and receive discounts at these Lake Anne Plaza stores, a year from purchase!  https...
11/28/2020

Become a member of the Reston Museum and receive discounts at these Lake Anne Plaza stores, a year from purchase! https://www.restonmuseum.org/membership#reston #restonmuseum #lakeannebrewhouse #kalypsos #newtrailcycling #lakeannecoffeehouseandwinebar Lake Anne Brew House Kalypso's Sports Tavern New Trail Cycling & Strength Reston's Used Book Shop Lake Anne Coffee House & Wine Bar

#Throwback Quayside Shopping at Lake Anne Plaza from Reston Magazine 1975.  #fromthearchives #Reston #RestonMuseum #lake...
11/26/2020

#Throwback Quayside Shopping at Lake Anne Plaza from Reston Magazine 1975. #fromthearchives #Reston #RestonMuseum #lakeanneplaza #heronhouse Lake Anne Plaza #tbt #throwbackthursday

Happy Thanksgiving! Show your love for those you are most thankful for with a commemorative brick. Visit restonmuseum.or...
11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving! Show your love for those you are most thankful for with a commemorative brick. Visit restonmuseum.org/bricks to order yours today. Commemorative bricks ordered now will be installed in 2021. #thankful #reston #restonmuseum #commemorativebricks

Happy Thanksgiving!
11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving!

Address

1639 Washington Plz
Reston, VA
20190-4305

RIBS & Fairfax Connector buses

General information

Reston Museum offers educational and public programming, exhibits, plus Reston merchandise. Annually we host the Reston Home Tour, Lake ANne Cardboard Boat Regatta, and Founder's Day. The museum preserves a collection of artifacts related to Reston’s history. Admission is free! Open as volunteers are available. We are a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit

Opening Hours

Monday 11:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 16:00
Thursday 11:00 - 16:00
Friday 11:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(703) 709-7700

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The beginning of the cardboard creation for the 2020 Cardboard Challenge! The final product will be at least 80% cardboard with the remaining all made of recycled materials. Can you tell who this is? What are you creating? Have you registered? Get more info at https://www.restonmuseum.org/cardboardchallenge Created by artist Julia Rose.
First time that I visited my sister in Fairfax, we were walking in this part and sat next to Mr. Reston statue and felt a chill breeze from the lake on my skin. Then 4 years later I retired and moved from Toronto to Reston. It was March 2012 and I am living still in the same house and having therapy sessions at my home office. I am happy that moved in this small pretty and warm well-coming town.
i'm researching the spatial growth of reston - do you have any maps online?
What events are you planning for December @ the Reston Museum ?
Please tell us about upcoming events at the Museum!
I was so glad to see the Fox 5 News Zip Trip segment about the museum with Alexandra.