Museums and historic houses will offer free admission for Year of the Historic Home

Seven of RVA’s museums and homes will offer free weekend admission later this month.

In honor of Gov. Bob McDonnell declaring 2013 the Year of the Historic Home in Virginia, seven of Richmond’s historic homes and museums will offer free admission Saturday, March 23rd and Sunday, March 24th.

“My husband and I were excited to announce 2013 as the Year of the Virginia Historical Home to coincide with the bicentennial of the Executive Mansion,” First Lady Maureen McDonnell said. “Promoting this initiative through the collaboration of seven historical homes during the weekend of March 23rd is a perfect way to celebrate Richmond’s rich history.”

Participating homes and museums include:

These locations will grant free admission to those who print out and present a Time Traveler Passport (PDF) from the Year of the Virginia Historic Home website. Those who visit each home and earn an accompanying stamp can submit their passport to the Executive Mansion (P.O. Box 1475, Richmond, Virginia 23218) to receive a Master Traveler Certificate signed by the Governor.

Visitors can also take photos of themselves as they visit each site. Submitted photos will be uploaded to the Year of the Historic Home website.

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