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Museum Hours

Spring and Summer
Mon - Thurs  10 - 4 pm 
Friday  12 - 4 pm
Saturday  10 - 4 pm
Sunday    1 - 4 pm
Mon - Thurs

10 - 4 pm

Saturday 10 - 4 pm
Sunday   1 - 4 pm
All Major Holidays
(i.e. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter)


General $10.00
Children (8 - 12) $3.00
Children (7yrs. & under) Free




The Museum building, a National Historic Landmark, is not handicap accessible, and takes approximately 1+ hours to explore the three levels of exhibitions.


Welcome to the Exchange Hotel

Before the Civil War, the Exchange Hotel with its high ceiling parlors and grand veranda welcomed passengers from the two rail lines: the Virginia Central Railroad and the Alexandria Railroad. Soon war began. Troops, supplies, and wounded were transported on these railroads to Gordonsville. The Exchange Hotel became the Gordonsville Receiving Hospital which provided care for 70,000 soldiers, both Confederate and Union. In the reconstruction period, this hospital served the newly freed slaves as a Freedman's Bureau Hospital. As the United States healed and the railroads boomed, this graceful building returned to its role of hotel. Now fully restored, the hotel is a museum dedicated to the Civil War era.


Amazing collection of history. Staff is helpful, and personable. They know their stuff.
Bob S.
A fascinating, unique museum. Much detail and comprehensive explanations of each aspect of the hotels history.
Good job preserving this awesome piece of history.
As an R.N. I have a new appreciation of the physicians and nurses of the Civil War era. Limited means, no technology, yet many lives saved.

Baltimore, MD

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