The Freeman Store & Museum  

The Freeman Store & Museum and Used Book Cellar are open Wednesday through Sunday 12-4pm
Operated by Historic Vienna, Inc. (HVI), the Freeman Store has 3 floors.  Gift Shop, Museum Exhibits, Used Book Cellar.  There is no admission fee to visit our museum exhibits. 
We accept all major Credit Cards and Apple Pay.
You can also stay connected with us on Instagram @FreemanStore_Museum or our Facebook group Historic Vienna- Freeman Store and Museum
Have a question?  Email us at HistoricViennaVa@gmail.com 


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Archaeological Dig on the Freeman Store grounds!

Hosted by Historic Vienna, Inc. in partnership with The Ottery Group, an archaeological dig took place on the Freeman Store grounds in March 2023. The public was invited to stop by to observe the dig, see excavations in action, and meet the archaeologists.  This work was completed, and findings will be shared later in the year.  Historic Vienna and the Freeman Store & Museum would like to thank you to everyone who participated and joined us in watching this fascinating dig.

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2023 Exhibit – Treasures from the Freeman Store’s Permanent Collection

Discover interesting artifacts that are in our permanent collection and the stories they tell about Vienna. Click here for more information. 

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Walk on the Hill – Sunday, April 30 at 2-5pm

We invite you to experience Vienna’s loveliest event!

In 1971 Walk on the Hill was initiated by the Ayr Hill Garden Club and residents of the area to focus attention on the importance of preserving this unique and historic neighborhood. Since 1983, Historic Vienna, Inc. has co-sponsored with the residents for this annual event. As the streets close, the Windover Heights homeowners welcome visitors to stroll the neighborhood to enjoy the landscaped gardens of this historic district.

Enjoy live entertainment, exhibits and refreshments. Please note, this is a rain or shine event.


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Shop our Used Book Cellar located in the basement of the Freeman Store

Click here to learn about our Used Book Cellar including how you can make a donation.


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The Language of Flowers Afternoon Tea will be held on Friday, May 19 and Saturday May 20. Reservations will be made available beginning April 1, 2023.

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Vienna’s African American Trailblazers Exhibit

The African American community has had a long, involved, and storied history in Vienna enriching our community.  The life and work of key African American residents is featured in an exhibit at the Freeman Store & Museum. Click here to learn more.  

To view the African American Historic Sites Tour of Vienna please click here

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Our 3-block Walking Tour of Church Street is now available online!  Click here to access the tour.



Take a tour of the Historic Sites in Vienna.  Click here to access the tour. 



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Free Little Lending Libraries in Vienna

There’s been a resurgence of interest in little free libraries in our area.  A little free library is a “take a book leave a book” free book exchange.  They come in many shapes and sizes, but the most common version is a small wooden box of books in a home’s front yard or public location. We have one located in front of our very own Little Library Museum (located on Mill Street).  With access to books for readers of all ages and backgrounds, anyone may take a book or bring a book to share.

Little Libraries inspire readers and strengthen communities.

  • 92% of people say their neighborhood feels like a friendlier place because of a Little Free Library.
  • 3 out of 4 people report they’ve read a book they normally would not have read because of a Little Free Library.
  • 73% of people say they’ve met more neighbors because of a Little Free Library.

The Town of Vienna has dozens of free little libraries scattered throughout our neighborhoods.  Each one is charming and unique.  If you’d like to visit any, or all, of them please click here for a list of all registered boxes in Vienna by zip code.  If you’re interested in knowing where one is located in another locality visit https://littlefreelibrary.org/  

Note: Not all little free libraries are officially registered. Many exist without this designation. 


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View our 2023 CALENDAR for a list of events offered by Historic Vienna, Inc.  Dates and events are subject to change.  


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