Frederick was a regional market and industrial center well into the 20th century. During the Civil War, Frederick was witness to three Confederate invasions, thirty-eight skirmishes and two major battles (South Mountain and Monocacy) as hundreds of thousands of soldiers marched through the community.
The site now known as Buckland had long been a site of significance for trade and transportation, due to its position on Broad Run and its relationship to a network of pre-colonial Indian paths that extended north-south through several eastern states.
A former Prince William County seat, this historic area served as a hub for activity for more than 75 years. The Brentsville site consists of 28 acres with five historic buildings and various archaeological sites.
A unique presidential, cultural and agricultural museum; the first in the U.S. to honor James Madison, Jr. Our collection consists of a diverse mix of artifacts that includes documents, costumes, farm equipment, conveyances, presidential artifacts and even a 1733 tenant farmhouse built for Alexander Spotswood. Our exhibit rooms: Presidents Room, Black History Room, Manahoac Confederacy […]