Waynesboro Heritage Museum

Website | 420 W Main St, Waynesboro, VA 22980 | +1 540-943-3943

The Waynesboro Heritage Museum showcases Waynesboro’s history through permanent and rotating exhibit galleries and the popular audio-visual room. There are permanent panels within every gallery in the museum which display the City’s history from the Beverly Grant under King George II of England, early Teasville, and Waynesboro’s namesake, Brigadier General Anthony Wayne, Railroad, Basic City, Industry, Education, Postcard Gallery, Banks of Waynesboro and Fishburne Drug Store. 

The portrayal begins with a remarkable Welcome to Waynesboro, the Heritage Gift Shop, the Waynesboro Coat of Arms, and the history of the bank building itself. A Waynesboro quilt made by the ladies of Waynesboro for the 1997 Bicentennial celebration graces the entry greeting room depicting historical events and installations. Rotating exhibits enhance the permanent exhibits through additional loaned artifacts.

This museum is operated by the Waynesboro Heritage Foundation, a non-profit organization created in 1997. This organization promotes Waynesboro’s history and also runs the Plumb House Museum. The Waynesboro Heritage Foundation wishes to provide the community and visitors with a viable place where Waynesboro’s history can be preserved and celebrated for generations to come; all this is accomplished through exhibitions, active relationships with local citizens, educational programs, and historical organizations.