Plumb House Museum

1012 W Main St, Waynesboro, VA 22980 | +1 540-943-3943

Tour the former Battle of Waynesboro grounds by stopping at the Plumb House Museum, which is between the lined of battle, and learn the Battle of Waynesboro history and about the family that used to live in the home from the early 1800s through the 1990s. This museum is home to many Plumb Family artifacts, Civil War artifacts, and collections of Bird & Butterfly. This museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Virginia Civil War Trails, and the Virginia Landmarks Register. 

The Plumb House Museum is just a stroll from downtown and currently stands as the oldest frame structure in the City of Waynesboro. This museum was built during Thomas Jefferson’s presidency and later found itself in March 1865 in the middle of the Civil War Battle. The Waynesboro Heritage Foundation operates the Plumb House Museum.

The Plumb’s home was purchased in 1994 by the City of Waynesboro, slowly being restored to its post-Civil War period. Nowadays, the Plumb House Museum hosts the annual Battle of Waynesboro reenactment and other educational and historical events.