Virginia Blue Star Museums

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America. Each summer since 2010, Blue Star Museums have offered free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve. For more information on Blue Star Museums, please see the Frequently Asked Questions

Blue Star Museums 2021 will begin on Armed Forces Day, May 15, 2021.

If you have questions or would like to be contacted at that time, please email

Check out this fun guide to help you plan and prepare for YOUR Family’s Blue Star Museum Outings!

Blue Star Museums Parent Toolkit: A Guide for Before, During, and After Your Family Trip to the Museum (created by Blue Star Families.)

We at the SPG Family Adventure Network say THANK YOU, from the bottom of our hearts, for your service and your sacrifice.

2021 Participating Museums


Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum Alexandria, VA
Carlyle House Historic Park Alexandria, VA
Friendship Firehouse Museum Alexandria, VA
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum/Historic AlexandriaAlexandria, VA
American Civil War Museum AppomattoxAppomattox, VA
National D-Day Memorial Bedford, VA
Birthplace of Country Music Museum Bristol, VA
Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre Bristow, VA
Patrick Henry’s Red HillBrookneal, VA
James Monroe’s Highland Charlottesville, VA
Henricus Historical Park Chester, VA
Museum of Culpeper History Culpeper, VA
Weems-Botts MuseumDumfries, VA
Gari Melchers Home and Studio Falmouth, VA
Blue Ridge Institute & Museum of Ferrum CollegeFerrum, VA
Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest Forest, VA
U.S. Army Transportation Museum Fort Eustis, VA
Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop Fredericksburg, VA
Mary Washington House Fredericksburg, VA
Rising Sun Tavern Museum Fredericksburg, VA
Washington Heritage MuseumsFredericksburg, VA
Hampton History Museum Hampton, VA
George C. Marshall International CenterLeesburg, VA
Ben Lomond Historic Site Manassas, VA
Manassas MuseumManassas, VA
Belle Grove PlantationMiddletown, VA
Chrysler Museum of Art Norfolk, VA
Hunter House Victorian MuseumNorfolk, VA
James Madison Museum of Orange County Heritage Orange, VA
Reedville Fishermen’s Museum Reedville, VA
American Civil War Museum Richmond, VA
ValentineRichmond, VA
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Richmond, VA
Taubman Museum of Art Roanoke, VA
Stratford HallStratford, VA
National Museum of the Marine Corps Triangle, VA
Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art Virginia Beach, VA
MenokinWarsaw, VA
Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg Williamsburg, VA
Rippon Lodge Historic Site Woodbridge, VA
Town Of Wytheville Department Of MuseumsWytheville, VA

Blue Star Museums By State

Alabama Alaska Arizona
Arkansas California Colorado
Connecticut Delaware Florida
Georgia Hawaii Idaho
Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas
Kentucky Louisiana
Maine Maryland
Michigan Minnesota
 Mississippi Missouri
Montana Nebraska Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey New Mexico
New York  
North Carolina North Dakota
Ohio Oklahoma Oregon
Rhode Island 
South Carolina South Dakota
Tennessee Texas Utah 
Vermont Virginia  
Washington West Virginia 
Wisconsin Wyoming  
Washington D.C.
Puerto Rico
US Virgin Islands

Thank You For Your Service!