Historic Occoquan Historic Town
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Welcome to Historic Occoquan, Virginia
& to HistoricOccoquan.com

Often duplicated. Never replicated.

Historic Occoquan is a community rich in history and consists of residents, artists, shops, restaurants, businesses, and a local town government.  It's outdoor dining, ghost walks, town boat dock and more are located just 11 miles south of the Capital Beltway on I-95 at exit 160 and then north on Gordon Blvd/Rte 123 to Commerce Street.  Directions to Historic Occoquan are available at Google Maps.

Occoquan is located at 38°40′58″N, 77°15′39″W and is accessible by car, boat, raft, bike, and foot traffic.  Access is available by road, river and the East Coast Greenway.

Occoquan is also conveniently located just minutes from the Amtrak Auto Train stop in Lorton, VA.  Unlike a plane or the car, the auto train provides onboard entertainment, a lounge car and a dining car as it takes both you and your vehicle on a stress free journey to Florida.  So when you next consider a trip to Florida, please remember your opportunities of shopping and dining in Historic Occoquan before you depart or upon your return.

The Town of Occoquan can be explored by this aerial view where you can click on shops and business for more information or you can access an on-line map of the town which includes a little bit of history and is provided by the Business Guild of Occoquan.  For even more history, the Historic Occoquan Self Guided Walking Tour has been made available with the permission of LaVerne Carson.

Read about the current masthead celebrating All Hallows Eve

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Historic Occoquan Community Events
for this month & Beyond

Historic Occoquan.com can now be viewed on your phone
 by going to
Historicoccoquan.mobi

 

Pictures of some of the Historic Occoquan Town Markers are now online.  Read about some of the town history as more markers are added to the site.

If you would like to look more quickly for specific items, participating Occoquan Merchants and items that they provide can be found using the Google custom search feature below:

The "Just say 'Hi' Campaign"

  • Show your support for the "HistoricOccoquan.Com" website and  help maintain the friendly Occoquan lifestyle.  When next in town, don't forget to smile and say 'Hi".  Having a sparkle in your eye is optional.

Local Poet Leo Smith now has some of his work on-line

The Historic Occoquan Theatre is now On-Line!

Watch events that have occurred in Historic Occoquan that you may have missed....

Historic Occoquan Theatre

 Own a piece of the Occoquan Arts and Crafts Show

During the Month:

  • Spinaweb is featuring fabric woven in their shop that they make into fashionable clothing and boutique items.  See their site for details.
  • Sincerely Yours Stained Glass Studio is holding classes to teach how to create a copper-foil stained glass panels of your choice.  Call or Email to schedule.
  • The Preservation Station is providing -
    • Furniture Painting and Distressing Fun!
      • Learn the basics of restoring, painting, distressing and finishing furniture and home furnishings. 
      • Classes are hands–on and include all supplies and your choice of a mirror, shelf or frame (etc.) to finish and take home.
      • Fee is $50 per person or $175 for a group of 5 ($35 each).
    • Free Chalky Painting Mini-Class
      • With any paintable purchase, receive small jar of TPS Chalky Paint w/brush and quick lesson. TPSCP is UV–protected for indoor or outdoor items. Available are mirrors, frames, baskets, architectural cast-iron and tin stars, shelves, wall art, candlesticks, bowls and (yes!) more— all from just $7.00! 
    • Drop in Upcycling & Restoration Clinics
      • There's always something new going on!
      • Drop in (7 days 12 - 5pm) to get a list of current offerings. 
      • Groups of 15+ possible w/ tea room.
      • All clinics are just $10 to $15 per (+tea if applicable) and most include all supplies and your finished item(s).

Historic Occoquan products can be found at Spriral Creations

Haunt the Town

October 1 (Sunday) - October 31 (Tuesday)

  • Historic Occoquan Haunt the Town!
    • Enjoy the life size Halloween characters displayed on benches, porches and front door ways of shops in Historic Occoquan.
  • Art A La Carte is offering this month  "Travelers"
    • Featuring gifted Artist Karen Rexrode
    • Description:
      • Winged, walked, and driven, a cast of characters are on the move. With this featured show of assemblage art, Karen Rexrode created a host of travelers. A few mobile pieces function as adult toys, held in place with powerful magnets, designed to be separated and literally played with. A new line of altered Pez dispensers will also be released, all fully functional candy dispensing toys and all travelers of one sort or another. 
    • The learn more about the artist and her work, she can be contacted at:
    • ART A La Carte, an artist-owned cooperative gallery and gift boutique, opened August 1, 2010.  It showcases the work of 26 top artists producing a kaleidoscope of gift items including photography, original fine art and prints, one-of-a-kind glass items, jewelry, wood work and textiles. Artists are juried and selected for their edgy vision that compliments the personality of the gallery.
      • The gallery is located at 310 Mill Street Occoquan, Virginia  22125
      • Gallery Hours: 11 am-5 pm 7 days a week
      • For additional information - 703.496.9540 

“Karen Rexrode - altered Pez dispensers Alice in Wonderland” - assemblage art, each one is approximately 5.5” by 1.5”, 8x8, acrylic

Jerry's Occoquan Jewelers Silent Auction benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

October 3 (Tuesday) - November 6 (Monday)

Outside the Box:
Colored Pencils and
Wooden Boxes

  • The  exhibit features rare and unique works of art that include: 
    • Wooden Boxes by Jon Kaufman of Fairfax Station, and
    • Colored Pencil Drawings by David Cochran of Alexandria
    • The gallery is open 1100 Hours - 1700 Hours (11:00 AM – 5:00 PM) daily and
      • is located at 309 Mill Street in Historic Occoquan, VA.
      •  
      • For more information contact the gallery at 703-494-0584

“Happy Anniversary” by David Cochran (colored pencil) “Tippling” by David Cochran (colored pencil) Wooden Box – 1 by Jon Kaufman Wooden Box – 2 by Jon Kaufman

Historic Occoquan Website of the Month

October 2 (Monday) - November 5 (Sunday)

We Love
Fine Art Works by George Jones III and Susan Norman

  • Features the fine art works of George Jones III and Susan Norman. 
    • George creates one-of-a-kind works in woodturning;
    • Susan’s impressionist paintings showcase a style reminiscent of Mary Cassatt
  • For further information call The Loft Gallery 703-490-1117.
  • The Loft Gallery is located at 313 Mill Street, Occoquan VA and is open
    • Tuesday - Friday 1100 Hours - 1600 Hours (11:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
    • Saturday 1100 Hours to 1700 Hours (11:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
    • Sunday 1200 Hours - 1700 Hours (12:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

“Peacock”, Oil “Black and Silver Bowl”, wood

October 3 (Tuesday)

  • Another action packed Town Hall meeting starting at 1900 Hours (7:00 PM)
    • Open your wallets and lock down your property... go see what they are up to at Town Hall.
    • A recent survey of town resident's agree - we need good wards of the taxpayer.

Historic Occoquan Tidbit: New article by Leo Smith

October 4 (Wednesday) - October 7 (Saturday)

  • Haunted Occoquan Tours is hosting a Ghost Walk!
    • Starting at 20:00 Hours (8:00 PM) (weather permitting)
    • Family-friendly walking tours of historic, haunted Occoquan, VA.
    • Adults and teens - $14
    • Children 6-12 - $7
    • Children 5 and under - free
    • Discount available on group tours of 10 or more
    • Reservations required
    • Book your spirited tour now
      • Call Kay Pietrevicz at 571-572-9410 now while room and spirits are still available.

October 7 (Saturday)

  • The Loft Gallery is hosting a Meet the Artist Reception!
    • From 13:00 Hours to 16:00 Hours (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
    • Fantastic opportunity to meet the fine artists George Jones III & Susan Norman
    • For further information call The Loft Gallery 703-490-1117.
    • The Loft Gallery is located at 313 Mill Street, Occoquan VA and is open
      • Tuesday - Friday 1100 Hours - 1600 Hours (11:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
      • Saturday 1100 Hours to 1700 Hours (11:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
      • Sunday 1200 Hours - 1700 Hours (12:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

October 8 (Sunday)

  • The Golden Goose is hosting their famous Annual Open House!
    • From 10:00 Hours to 16:00 Hours (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
    • Door Prizes, Special Displays and Games Featuring Department 56, Byers' Choice Carolers and more.

October 11 (Wednesday) - 14 Sunday)

  • Haunted Occoquan Tours is hosting a Ghost Walk!
    • Starting at 20:00 Hours (8:00 PM) (weather permitting)
    • Family-friendly walking tours of historic, haunted Occoquan, VA.
    • Adults and teens - $14
    • Children 6-12 - $7
    • Children 5 and under - free
    • Discount available on group tours of 10 or more
    • Reservations required
    • Book your spirited tour now
      • Call Kay Pietrevicz at 571-572-9410 now while room and spirits are still available.

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October 18 (Wednesday) - 21 (Saturday)

  • Haunted Occoquan Tours is hosting a Ghost Walk!
    • Starting at 20:00 Hours (8:00 PM) (weather permitting)
    • Family-friendly walking tours of historic, haunted Occoquan, VA.
    • Adults and teens - $14
    • Children 6-12 - $7
    • Children 5 and under - free
    • Discount available on group tours of 10 or more
    • Reservations required
    • Book your spirited tour now
      • Call Kay Pietrevicz at 571-572-9410 now while room and spirits are still available.

October 25(Wednesday) - 28 (Saturday)

  • Haunted Occoquan Tours is hosting a Ghost Walk!
    • Starting at 20:00 Hours (8:00 PM) (weather permitting)
    • Family-friendly walking tours of historic, haunted Occoquan, VA.
    • Adults and teens - $14
    • Children 6-12 - $7
    • Children 5 and under - free
    • Discount available on group tours of 10 or more
    • Reservations required
    • Book your spirited tour now
      • Call Kay Pietrevicz at 571-572-9410 now while room and spirits are still available.

October 28 (Saturday)

  • Historic Occoquan Haunt Hunt
    • From 10:00 Hours - 16:00 Hours (10:00 AM to 4:00 PM)
    • Join the shops of Occoquan in finding and validating 6 Halloween Characters and be entered in a drawing to win a life-size Halloween Figure.
    • Pick up your entry form at participating shops which will be flying orange and black balloons.
    • Also, beginning October 1st through the 31st visit Occoquan and enjoy the life size Halloween characters displayed on benches, porches and front door ways of Occoquan.
  • Art A La Carte is hosting an artist reception for very gifted artist Karen Rexrode
    • From 13:00 Hours to 17:00 Hours (1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
    • Karen Rexrode creates assemblage art. A few mobile pieces function as adult toys, held in place with powerful magnets, designed to be separated and played with.
    • A new line of altered Pez dispensers will be released, all fully functional candy dispensing toys and all travelers of one sort or another. 
    • ART A La Carte, an artist-owned cooperative gallery and gift boutique, opened August 1, 2010.  It showcases the work of 26 top artists producing a kaleidoscope of gift items including photography, original fine art and prints, one-of-a-kind glass items, jewelry, wood work and textiles. Artists are juried and selected for their edgy vision that compliments the personality of the gallery.
      • The gallery is located at 310 Mill Street Occoquan, Virginia  22125
      • Gallery Hours: 11 am-5 pm 7 days a week
      • For additional information - 703.496.9540 
  • Art A La Carte is hosting an artist reception for very gifted artist Karen Rexrode
    • From 13:00 Hours to 17:00 Hours (1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
    • This is a fabulous opportunity to meet Karen!
    • ART A La Carte, an artist-owned cooperative gallery and gift boutique, opened August 1, 2010.  It showcases the work of 26 top artists producing a kaleidoscope of gift items including photography, original fine art and prints, one-of-a-kind glass items, jewelry, wood work and textiles. Artists are juried and selected for their edgy vision that compliments the personality of the gallery.
      • The gallery is located at 310 Mill Street Occoquan, Virginia  22125
      • Gallery Hours: 11 am-5 pm 7 days a week
      • For additional information - 703.496.9540 

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November 4 (Saturday)

  • Golden Goose by Tree & Village Light!
    • From 16:00 Hours to 20:00 Hours (4:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
    • When they are closing and turn off the overhead lights, the trees and village lights are so beautiful - so they want everyone to bask in this holiday glow.
    • Specials for this day only -
      • Department 56 villages 30% off retired
      • Byers' Choice Carolers 50% off retired
      • All Halloween merchandise on sale

November 7 (Tuesday) - December 3 (Sunday)

Watercolor and Wood
Featuring works by George Jones and Karin Sebolka

  • This show features the works of George Jones and Karin Sebolka.
    • George creates eye-catching pieces in wood turning.
    • Karin's watercolors show her love for the  beauty in nature. 
  • For further information call The Loft Gallery 703-490-1117.
  • The Loft Gallery is located at 313 Mill Street, Occoquan VA and is open
    • Tuesday - Friday 1100 Hours - 1600 Hours (11:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
    • Saturday 1100 Hours to 1700 Hours (11:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
    • Sunday 1200 Hours - 1700 Hours (12:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

“Poinsettia”   34”x17”, watercolor (half of diptych) “Standing Tall”  12”x5”, wood

November 11 (Saturday)

  • The Loft Gallery is hosting a Meet the Artist Reception!
    • From 13:00 Hours to 16:00 Hours (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
    • Fantastic opportunity to meet artists George Jones & Karin Sebolka
    • For further information call The Loft Gallery 703-490-1117.
    • The Loft Gallery is located at 313 Mill Street, Occoquan VA and is open
      • Tuesday - Friday 1100 Hours - 1600 Hours (11:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
      • Saturday 1100 Hours to 1700 Hours (11:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
      • Sunday 1200 Hours - 1700 Hours (12:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

November 17 (Friday)

  • Historic Occoquan Holiday Open House!
    • From 16:00 Hours to 20:00 Hours (4:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
    • An evening of Shopping, Refreshments, and an Old Fashioned Christmas!
    • Register to share in over $1000 in Historic Occoquan Gift Certificate Giveaway
    • Must be present to win
    • Drawing is at 20:15 Hours (8:15 PM)
    • Call (703) 201-8499 for additional information
  • Art A La Carte is hosting an artist reception for very gifted artist Amanda Parker
    • From 18:00 Hours to 20:00 Hours (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
    • This is a fabulous opportunity to meet Amanda!
    • ART A La Carte, an artist-owned cooperative gallery and gift boutique, opened August 1, 2010.  It showcases the work of 26 top artists producing a kaleidoscope of gift items including photography, original fine art and prints, one-of-a-kind glass items, jewelry, wood work and textiles. Artists are juried and selected for their edgy vision that compliments the personality of the gallery.
      • The gallery is located at 310 Mill Street Occoquan, Virginia  22125
      • Gallery Hours: 11 am-5 pm 7 days a week
      • For additional information - 703.496.9540 

The Hampton Inn by Hilton of Historic Occoquan

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Hawthorne House

Jerry's Occoquan Jewelers

The Golden Goose

River Shore Charters

Glory Be

Artist Undertaking Gallery

Artaville Rugs

Sincerely Yours Stained Glass Studio

Spinaweb - Specialty weaving in Occoquan

Elements of Occoquan - Fun and Wacky

Spiral Creations

Union Street Guitar Works

Haunted Occoquan Tours

Fetch Pet Bakery

Hair Studio 14

Personally Yours

Art A La Carte

The Cock and Bowl

Occoquan Craft Show

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