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Gum Springs Historical Society and Museum

  • Address:
    8100 Fordson Rd.
    Gum Springs, VA 22306
  • Phone:
    (703) 375-9825
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Gum Springs was founded by West Ford, a former slave owned by George Washington’s family, who acquired the property in 1833. Gum Springs became a refuge for runaways and recently freed slaves to live. Helped by Quakers, freed slaves worked in the trades they had learned as estate slaves. Many activities, including exhibits at the Gum Springs Museum, celebrate the long continuity of this historic black community. Today, Gum Springs has more than 2,500 residents; as many as 500 are descendants of the original families.

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  • Admission Fee: $5
  • Operating Hours: Tuesday 1PM -3PM and 6PM-8PM
    Thursday 1PM -3PM and 6PM - 8PM
    Saturday 1PM - 3PM