Waynesboro Heritage Museum | 420 W. Main St., Waynesboro, Virginia 22980 | Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Phone: (540) 943-3943


About Us


The Waynesboro Heritage Foundation and its institutions, which include the Waynesboro Heritage Museum and the Historic Plumb House, wish to provide the community a viable place where the city’s history can be preserved and celebrated for generations to come.

This can be accomplished through exhibitions, educational programs and active relationships with local citizens, and historical organizations.


The Waynesboro Heritage Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity and was founded in 1997. Our two museums, the Waynesboro Heritage Museum and Plumb House Museum, promote Waynesboro’s history and are run by a Board of Directors. The Directors serve a three year term or hold the position for two terms (6 yrs.). Officers are President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary. Meetings are held monthly and a Membership Meeting is held each June.

The Heritage Museum

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Plumb House Museum


The Waynesboro Heritage Museum is located at 420 West Main Street. The hours are 9 – 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. It is located in a 1908 newly renovated bank building at the corner of Wayne Avenue and Main Street downtown. Through a gift of resident, Mrs. Paul (Virginia) Ross, this building was renovated by the South River Development, Inc. in 2005 – 2007 for the Waynesboro Heritage Foundation. Exhibit galleries, nTelos audio-visual room, and gift shop are featured.

The Plumb House Museum is located at 1012 West Main Street. This two-story log cabin with outbuildings was built circa 1802 – 1806. This home was caught in the middle of the “Battle of Waynesborough” March 2, 1865. It has been home to five generations of the Plumb Family from 1837 – 1994. The City of Waynesboro purchased this home and the Waynesboro Heritage Foundation operates the museum. The hours are 10 – 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

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