Prince George Regional Heritage Center
The Prince George Regional Heritage Center is housed in the historic Prince George County Courthouse. This Courthouse has stood at the center of the county since 1883. The Prince George Regional Heritage Center showcases the County’s story from before human habitation to today’s major industry and business advancements.
After four years of planning, fundraising, and countless volunteer hours, the Heritage Center opened its doors on November 8,2008. In 2015 the Center expanded to include two additional galleries, a museum shop, and research facilities. “Prince George, the Man” tells the story of the namesake of the County from an alcove on the first floor of the County Administration Building. The Center is run by an Executive Director and a Regional Heritage Center Board of Directors. Currently, the Board is planning an expansion to include a natural history gallery and a museum devoted to telling the story of the County’s fire and emergency crew volunteers. The Center is seeking donations or loans of memorabilia and pictures from any of the County’s volunteer fire and emergency crews. Anyone with memorabilia to donate is asked to contact the Center.
The Cultural Heritage Building (in the nearby historic Clerk's Office) includes a Czech-Slovak Heritage Gallery that celebrates the life of the Slavic communities that became an integral part of this area after the Civil War. The grounds of the Center host the annual Czech & Slovak Folk Festival, which is celebrated every October. Attendees at the festival enjoy authentic Czech/Slovak food, choral music by Czech singers, traditional Czech dancing, lawn games and a few farm life displays.
The Prince George Regional Heritage Center is located at 6406 Courthouse Road in Prince George, VA 23875. Beginning July 1, 2021 the Center is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10am – 4pm. Admission to the museum is always free. For special tours or school classes, the Center offers a wide range of subjects and SOL correlations. The Prince George Regional Heritage Center can be reached via phone 804-863-0212 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Center’s website is www.princegeorgevahistoricalsociety.org and the Center is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PGCRHC. Visit the museum to experience exhibits, uncover ancestral roots, and enjoy artifacts that enhance the story of Prince George County and its people.