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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.

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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....

During the Month:

  • Serendipity is offering: 10% discount coupons on their site, for entire purchase
    • They also are reporting on their website that
    • Every Tuesday--military spouses get 20 percent off.
    • Every Thursday--senior citizens (60 and older) get 20 percent off
  • Off the Beading Path monthly special includes:
    • Strands that are 20% off, see their site for details
    • Birthday Beaders: Receive a free gift with purchase within one week of your birthday
  • Off the Beading Path is also offering Jewelry Making Classes
    • Choose from a variety of creative jewelry making classes. Techniques range from beginning to advanced. Can't make a class? They offer private classes, parties, and individual instruction. Check their online calendar or go in to chat and view their class samples.
    •  Registration taken over the phone or in person.
  • 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! 

December 1, 2015 (Tuesday) - March 1, 2016 (Tuesday)

  • River Shore Charters is only available by reservation for group tours or charters.
    • Book yours now while seats are still available.

January 5 (Tuesday) - February 1 (Monday)

Jazz with a Natural Edge

  • An exhibit featuring -  
    • Watercolor Paintings by Mary Rose Janya of Springfield, VA, and
    • Turned Wood by Greg Wandless of Fairfax, VA.
    • 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

“Silver Song” by Mary Rose Janya – Mixed Media “Autumn Dance” by Mary Rose Janya - Watercolor “Natural Edge Bowl” by Greg Wandless – Wood Turning “Wood Vase” by Greg Wandless – Wood Turning

January 15 (Friday) - January 31 (Sunday)

  • Off the Beading Path is hosting a Gemstone Trunk Show
    • One can never have too many beads!
    • Go early and often for the best pick of their terrific gemstones.
    • If you resolve to be creative this New Year, here's your chance! While you're in, sign up for one of their terrific classes!  

January 23 (Saturday)

  • Winter Wanderings at Art a La Carte Artist Reception!
    •  From 15:00 Hours to 20:00 Hours (3:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
    • January will feature winter themed artwork at the gallery. Their front window display will showcase handmade creations for decorating, keeping you warm, and brightening your day.
    • Snow date is January 30th.

January 30 (Saturday) - March 6 (Sunday)

  • The Loft Gallery is having their annual One-of-a-Kind Sale!
    • A customer favorite once-a-year Inventory Sale with original art at 10-70% off.
    • This year the gallery is also featuring special events and drawings for Gift Certificates in celebration of the its 30th anniversary!!!

February 2 (Tuesday) - March 7 (Monday)

Back to our Roots

  • An exhibit featuring -  
    • Mixed Media by Lauren Jacobs of Woodbridge, VA, and
    • Jewelry by Tyler Kulenguski of Annandale, VA.
    • 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

“Max the Root Doll” by Lauren Jacobs – mixed media “Easter Island Whisperer, the Root Doll” by Lauren Jacobs – mixed media “Cyclops the Root Doll” by Lauren Jacobs – mixed media

“Leaf Ring” by Tyler Kulenguski - jewelry “Leaf Hoops” by Tyler Kulenguski - jewelry “Leaf Earrings” by Tyler Kulenguski - jewelry

February 2 (Tuesday)

  • Another action packed Town Hall meeting starting at 1900 Hours (7:00 PM)

February 6 (Saturday)

  • The Artists’ Undertaking Gallery in Historic Occoquan is hosting a Meet the Artist Reception
    • From 12:00 Hours to 16:00 Hours (12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
    • Meet talented artists Lauren Jacobs of Woodbridge, VA, and Jewelry by Tyler Kulenguski of Annandale, VA 
    • The gallery is open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
      • (except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, Easter and The Fourth of July), and
      • Is located at 309 Mill Street in Historic Occoquan, VA. 
      • For more information contact the gallery at 703-494-0584 or their website.

February 9 (Tuesday)

  • Planning Commission Meeting at 18:45 Hours (6:45 PM) at Town Hall
  • Architectural Review Board Meeting at 19:30 Hours (7:30 PM) at Town Hall

February 12 (Friday) - February 15 (Monday)

  • The Golden Goose if having a George Washington Birthday Sale!
    • From 10:00 Hours to 16:00 Hours (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
    • 40% off Retired Byers' Choice Carolers,
    • 40% off selected Possible Dreams Santas,
    • 40% off selected Fontanini figures
    • 40% off selected Decor items.
    • 50% off Retired Dept. 56 Village buildings & accessories, and retired Snowbabies

February 13 (Saturday)

  • Historic Occoquan Chocolate Walk!
    • From 11:00 Hours to 16:00 Hours (11:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
    • Enjoy grazing through town tasting Chocolate Goodies. Over 40 shops participating. Register for a chance to win a necklace of fresh water dyed Chocolate Pearls.
    • No Purchase Necessary.
  • The 42 Shops participating in this year's Historic Occoquan Chocolate Walk -

Allstate Coleman Insurance

Capital Custom Clothiers Hawthorne House Madigan's Waterfront Personally Yours Spiral Creations
Angie's Nails & Spa Dansk Day Spa Jerry's Occoquan Jewelers Man Overboard Preservation Station Tastefully Yours Gourmet
Art a La Carte Details of Occoquan Joy of Being Mill House Museum Puzzle Palooza Touch of Gold
Artists' Undertaking Gallery Elements Kountrie Lanes Nazbro Chocolate Quinn's Goldsmiths Red Art Design
The Blue Arbor Fetch Pet Bakery Labella Bridal Off the Beating Path Riverside Coffee Shop Vanech Studio
Bottle Stop Glory Be Loft Art Center Paint Your Heart Out Serendipity of Occoquan Visitor Center
Brambles The Golden Goose The Loft Gallery Patriot Scuba Sincerely Yours Stained Glass Studio Yarn Cloud

 

March 8 (Tuesday) - April 3 (Sunday)

Spring is in the Air
Watercolors by Karin Sebolka

  • Karin's watercolors reflect her strength in composition and her love for nature. Her flower, seascape and landscape paintings will be exhibited at this show.
  • You can always see her work at The Loft Gallery  and in her adjoining studio in The Loft Art Center. To learn more about Karin and her work, visit her website  and Facebook page, “The Loft Gallery of Occoquan”.
  • The Loft Gallery 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)

“Big White Dogs”, 41 x 34, Watercolor on Paper “Flying Colors”, 31 x 36, Watercolor on Paper

March 13 (Sunday)

  • The Loft Gallery in Historic Occoquan is hosting a Meet the Artist Reception
    • from 13:00 Hours to 16:00 Hours (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
    • This is your opportunity to meet artist Karin Sebolka!
    • The Loft Gallery 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)

May 14 (Saturday)

  • Occoquan River Fest 2016 at the Occoquan Regional Park

 

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Jerry's Occoquan Jewelers

Sincerely Yours Stained Glass Studio

Spinaweb - Specialty weaving in Occoquan

Elements of Occoquan - Fun and Wacky

Union Street Guitar Works




Hair Studio 14

The Prince William Art Society, Inc.

Off the Beading Path

Occoquan Craft Show

Lorton Valley Star Newspaper

 
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