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. Admission is free! Open as volunteers are available. 501c3
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The Reston Museum is free to visit. Visit us to engage and Reston's unique history!  We look forward to seeing you/ http...
03/07/2020

The Reston Museum is free to visit. Visit us to engage and Reston's unique history! We look forward to seeing you/ https://www.restonmuseum.org/contact #restonmuseum #restonhistory #reston #free #thisplacematters

Margaret and over 150 others support the museum and our mission by being a Museum Member. Are you a member? https://www....
03/06/2020

Margaret and over 150 others support the museum and our mission by being a Museum Member. Are you a member? https://www.restonmuseum.org/membership #restonmuseum #restonhistory #reston #thisplacematters #flashbackfriday #lakeanneplaza

Always wanted to be in a parade? Now you can! Reston’s Founder’s Day Float Parade is coming April 18th, and everyone is ...
03/04/2020

Always wanted to be in a parade? Now you can! Reston’s Founder’s Day Float Parade is coming April 18th, and everyone is invited to make a small mobile float for the inaugural event celebrating life in #Reston. More info at https://www.restonmuseum.org/founders-day-float-parade. #restonmuseum #foundersday #foundersdayfloatparade #foundersdayfloat #parade #lakeanneplaza #fairfaxcounty #loveva

Support the celebration and preservation of Reston history by becoming a Reston Museum member! Members receive discounts...
03/03/2020

Support the celebration and preservation of Reston history by becoming a Reston Museum member! Members receive discounts at many Lake Anne Plaza stores. Membership as low as $2.50 a month! https://www.restonmuseum.org/membership #reston #restonmuseum #restonhistory #lakeanne #lakeanneplaza

Here comes the parade! We're inviting everyone to create a small, mobile float inspired by the theme “Reston: Past, Pres...
02/29/2020

Here comes the parade! We're inviting everyone to create a small, mobile float inspired by the theme “Reston: Past, Present, Future” and then march in the Founder’s Day opening ceremony on April 18th. There is no entry fee, but everyone participating must register. Register at the Reston Historic Trust & Museum or online at https://www.restonmuseum.org/founders-day-float-parade. Parade will begin at 12:00 p.m. #reston #restonmuseum #foundersday #foundersdayfloatparade #foundersdayfloat #parade #lakeanneplaza

Retro Game Night has started! We still have tables available!
02/28/2020

Retro Game Night has started! We still have tables available!

We're getting ready Retro Game Night at Reston Museum! Tonight at 6
02/28/2020

We're getting ready Retro Game Night at Reston Museum! Tonight at 6

Grab your friends and play board games in the museum after hours! Tonight is Retro Game Night 6-9 pm. Choose from over a...
02/28/2020

Grab your friends and play board games in the museum after hours! Tonight is Retro Game Night 6-9 pm. Choose from over a dozen games provided by Staring Player Pop-up. Feel free to bring your own games and grab some of the provided snacks! The event is free and open to the public but space is limited so come early to grab a spot! Inspired by "The Game of Reston" in the permanent exhibit! https://www.facebook.com/events/2562116480778788/ Intended audience: adults. No instruction will be provided #reston #restonmuseum #restonhistory #retro

Grab your friends and play board games in the museum after hours! The Reston Historic Trust & Museum is hosting Retro Game Night February 28, 2020 6-9 pm. Choose from over a dozen games provided by Staring Player Pop-up. Feel free to bring your own games and grab some of the provided snacks! The event is free and open to the public but space is limited so come early to grab a spot! Inspired by "The Game of Reston" in the permanent exhibit! https://www.facebook.com/events/2562116480778788/ Intended audience: adults #reston #restonmuseum #restonhistory #retro

The museum preserves over 3,000 artifacts of Reston history. We love sharing Reston's history! Visit us or make an appoi...
02/28/2020

The museum preserves over 3,000 artifacts of Reston history. We love sharing Reston's history! Visit us or make an appointment to use our archives for research. https://www.restonmuseum.org/contact #restonmuseum #restonhistory #reston #thisplacematters #flashbackfriday #lakeanneplaza

#TBT Hunters Woods Home pictured in the Reston Letter January 1967. Home by Stephen A. Mittlemann and designed by Ben Ca...
02/27/2020

#TBT Hunters Woods Home pictured in the Reston Letter January 1967. Home by Stephen A. Mittlemann and designed by Ben Carr. #restonhistory #restonmuseum #throwbackthursday #hunterswoods #thisplaceatters

02/27/2020

Here comes the parade! We're inviting everyone to create a small, mobile float inspired by the theme “Reston: Past, Present, Future” and then march in the Founder’s Day opening ceremony on April 18th. There is no entry fee, but everyone participating must register. Register at the Reston Historic Trust & Museum or online at https://www.restonmuseum.org/founders-day-float-parade. Parade will begin at 12:00 p.m. #reston #restonmuseum #foundersday #foundersdayfloatparade #foundersdayfloat #parade #lakeanneplaza Artwork by Eric MacDicken

02/26/2020

We're looking forward to next month's program! Celebrate the longevity of these amazing community organizations with us: Herndon-Reston FISH, Reston Community Center, Reston Chorale, Reston Garden Club, Cornerstones, Reston Community Players, and Walker Nature Center. https://www.facebook.com/events/188383972564454/ #reston #restonmuseum #rcc #FISH #HerndonReston FISH #RestonCommunityCenter #Reston Chorale #RestonGardenClub #Cornerstones #RestonCommunityPlayers #Walker Nature Center

Become a member of the Reston Museum and receive discounts at these Lake Anne Plaza stores, a year from purchase!  https...
02/24/2020

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 Studio Reston's Used Book Shop Lake Anne Coffee House & Wine Bar

Grab your friends and play board games in the museum after hours! We're hosting Retro Game Night this Friday Feb 28 from...
02/24/2020

Grab your friends and play board games in the museum after hours! We're hosting Retro Game Night this Friday Feb 28 from 6-9 pm. Choose from over a dozen games provided by Staring Player Pop-Up. https://www.facebook.com/events/2562116480778788/ The event is free and open to the public but space is limited so come early to grab a spot! #reston #restonmuseum #retro #gamenight #lakeanne

The Reston Museum is free to visit. Visit us to engage and Reston's unique history!  We look forward to seeing you/ http...
02/22/2020

The Reston Museum is free to visit. Visit us to engage and Reston's unique history! We look forward to seeing you/ https://www.restonmuseum.org/contact #restonmuseum #restonhistory #reston #free #thisplacematters

How many times have you been to the museum? https://www.restonmuseum.org/contact #restonmuseum #restonhistory #reston #t...
02/21/2020

How many times have you been to the museum? https://www.restonmuseum.org/contact #restonmuseum #restonhistory #reston #thisplacematters #flashbackfriday #lakeanneplaza

Hands-on History! Your little ones can create their own community at the museum with our puzzle and town blocks! #reston...
02/21/2020

Hands-on History! Your little ones can create their own community at the museum with our puzzle and town blocks! #restonmuseum #reston #restonhistory #plannedcommunity #lakeanneplaza #puzzle #blocks #town

#tbt 1967 Image of the gulf gas station on North Shore published in 1967 in the magazine Building Ideas #restonhistory #...
02/20/2020

#tbt 1967 Image of the gulf gas station on North Shore published in 1967 in the magazine Building Ideas #restonhistory #reston #throwbackthursday #gulf #restonmuseum

This Valentine’s Day give your special someone a gift that will last a lifetime! All brick sales ordered Jan 27 Feb 21, ...
02/19/2020

This Valentine’s Day give your special someone a gift that will last a lifetime! All brick sales ordered Jan 27 Feb 21, 2020, will include a special Chesapeake Chocolates chocolate bar, certificate, and a VIP invitation to attend the brick’s dedication. http://bit.ly/30FnsYe #reston

Become a museum member! You get amazing discounts, and you will help us share and preserve Reston's history!  https://ww...
02/18/2020

Become a museum member! You get amazing discounts, and you will help us share and preserve Reston's history! https://www.restonmuseum.org/membership #reston #restonmusuem #restonhistory #thisplacematters

Grab your friends and play board games in the museum after hours! The Reston Historic Trust & Museum is hosting Retro Ga...
02/18/2020

Grab your friends and play board games in the museum after hours! The Reston Historic Trust & Museum is hosting Retro Game Night February 28, 2020 6-9 pm. Choose from over a dozen games provided by Staring Player Pop-up. Feel free to bring your own games and grab some of the provided snacks! The event is free and open to the public but space is limited so come early to grab a spot! Inspired by "The Game of Reston" in the permanent exhibit! https://www.facebook.com/events/2562116480778788/ Intended audience: adults #reston #restonmuseum #restonhistory #retro

This Valentine’s Day give your special someone a gift that will last a lifetime! All brick sales ordered Jan 27 Feb 21, ...
02/17/2020

This Valentine’s Day give your special someone a gift that will last a lifetime! All brick sales ordered Jan 27 Feb 21, 2020, will include a special Chesapeake Chocolates chocolate bar, certificate, and a VIP invitation to attend the brick’s dedication. http://bit.ly/30FnsYe #reston

While planned for in the 1962 Reston Master Plan the Town Center did not open up until 1990. View this artifact at the m...
02/17/2020

While planned for in the 1962 Reston Master Plan the Town Center did not open up until 1990. View this artifact at the museum! We are free to visit! https://www.restonmuseum.org/contact #restonmuseum #restonhsitory #reston #thisplacematters #lakeanneplaza #lakeanne #RTC #restontowncenter #towncenter

This Valentines Day give your special someone a gift that will last a lifetime! All commemorative brick sales ordered Ja...
02/16/2020

This Valentines Day give your special someone a gift that will last a lifetime! All commemorative brick sales ordered January 27 through February 21 for Valentine’s Day will include a fancy box with a special Chesapeake Chocolates chocolate bar, certificate, and a VIP invitation to attend the brick’s dedication on the plaza. https://www.restonmuseum.org/bricks #restonmuseum #reston #lakeanneplaza #commemorativebrick #lakeanne #chesapeakechocolates

Erika from Peru loved the trailer of Another Way of Living we show here at the museum. What did you love about your visi...
02/14/2020

Erika from Peru loved the trailer of Another Way of Living we show here at the museum. What did you love about your visit? If you've never been come here and find out! https://www.restonmuseum.org/contact #restonmuseum #reston #restonhistory #flashbackfriday

Thank you to everyone who is here tonight for photographer Charlotte Geary's presentation! #reston #restonmuseum #reston...
02/13/2020

Thank you to everyone who is here tonight for photographer Charlotte Geary's presentation! #reston #restonmuseum #restonhistory Charlotte Geary Photography

Are you a teacher or know one? We offer a variety of school programs, and can adapt our programs for preschool groups. C...
02/12/2020
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS | Reston | Reston Historic Trust & Museum

Are you a teacher or know one? We offer a variety of school programs, and can adapt our programs for preschool groups. Check them out! We love sharing Reston's history with students and are happy to visit classrooms. For more information: https://www.restonmuseum.org/educational-programs #Reston #fcps #fairfaxcounty #school #schoolprogram #history #museummonday

The Reston Historic Trust & Museum offers group tours and presentations for on a regular basis, as requested. Group tours and presentations can be scheduled and held at the Reston Museum or we can come to your location

Join us TOMORROW for: "Reston, a Photographer’s Muse: Why Reston Is Uniquely Captivating Through the Lens"  Photographer...
02/11/2020

Join us TOMORROW for: "Reston, a Photographer’s Muse: Why Reston Is Uniquely Captivating Through the Lens" Photographer Charlotte Geary will present a slideshow and discussion of Reston photographs at 7:00pm on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at the Reston Community Center at Lake Anne. More information: https://www.restonmuseum.org/upcomingprograms. Ever since moving to Reston nine years ago, Charlotte has felt impelled to photograph the lifestyle and scenery of this community. What makes Reston particularly appealing to a photographer? Charlotte will discuss the influence of Reston’s unique aesthetics, opportunities, and people. Photograph by Charlotte Geary #restonmuseum #reston #charlottegeary Charlotte Geary Photography #restonhistory

This Valentines Day give your special someone a gift that will last a lifetime! All commemorative brick sales ordered Ja...
02/11/2020

This Valentines Day give your special someone a gift that will last a lifetime! All commemorative brick sales ordered January 27 through February 21 for Valentine’s Day will include a fancy box with a special Chesapeake Chocolates chocolate bar, certificate, and a VIP invitation to attend the brick’s dedication on the plaza. https://www.restonmuseum.org/bricks #restonmuseum #reston #lakeanneplaza #commemorativebrick #lakeanne #chesapeakechocolates

We are so glad Mimi from New York found her visit inspirational! Visit us - https://www.restonmuseum.org/contact #reston...
02/07/2020

We are so glad Mimi from New York found her visit inspirational! Visit us - https://www.restonmuseum.org/contact #restonmuseum #visitorviewpoint #reston #restonhistory #lakeanneplaza #lakeanne #thisplacematters #flashbackfriday

Will you be our Valentine? Shop at smile.amazon.com and AmazonSmile donates to Reston Historic Trust at no cost to you! ...
02/07/2020

Will you be our Valentine? Shop at smile.amazon.com and AmazonSmile donates to Reston Historic Trust at no cost to you! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/31-1557566 #reston #restonmuseum #restonhistory #amazon #amazonsmile #thisplacematters #valentinesday

#tbt Visit the museum to view the contents of the Reston Story which includes this image.  In it Simon and his team lay ...
02/06/2020

#tbt Visit the museum to view the contents of the Reston Story which includes this image. In it Simon and his team lay out their plans for Reston and what they thought Reston would be like in the 1960s. More of our collection available online at https://www.restonmuseum.org/our-collection #reston #restonmuseum #restonhistory #throwbackthursday #restonstory

This Valentines Day give your special someone a gift that will last a lifetime! All commemorative brick sales ordered Ja...
02/05/2020

This Valentines Day give your special someone a gift that will last a lifetime! All commemorative brick sales ordered January 27 through February 21 for Valentine’s Day will include a fancy box with a special Chesapeake Chocolates chocolate bar, certificate, and a VIP invitation to attend the brick’s dedication on the plaza. https://www.restonmuseum.org/bricks #restonmuseum #reston #lakeanneplaza #commemorativebrick #lakeanne #chesapeakechocolates

Join us for our upcoming program with Reston photographer Charlotte Geary Photography. Program will be held on Feb 12 7p...
02/04/2020
UPCOMING EVENTS & PROGRAMS | Reston Historic Trust & MusueM

Join us for our upcoming program with Reston photographer Charlotte Geary Photography. Program will be held on Feb 12 7pm at the Reston Community Center Lake Anne. https://www.restonmuseum.org/programs #reston #restonmuseum #charlottegeary #charlottegearyphotography Photo by Charlotte Geary

Learn about the Reston Historic Trust & Museum's upcoming events and programs including community events, history lectures, and public discussions

Support the celebration and preservation of Reston history by becoming a Reston Museum member! Members receive discounts...
02/04/2020

Support the celebration and preservation of Reston history by becoming a Reston Museum member! Members receive discounts at many Lake Anne Plaza stores. Membership as low as $2.50 a month! https://www.restonmuseum.org/membership #reston #restonmuseum #restonhistory #lakeanne #lakeanneplaza

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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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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.