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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.

Kalen Golden Goose article

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

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).

Own a piece of the Occoquan Arts and Crafts Show

Tynes Automotive

Acupuncture in Delray, VA

Lost Lease Sale

The Hampton Inn by Hilton of Historic Occoquan

September 4 (Tuesday) - October 1 (Monday)

Changing Colors

  • The exhibit features rare and unique works of art that include: 
    • Photography and Digital Painting by David & Jane Ernst of Springfield, VA and
    • Fused Glass by David & Dale Barnes of Sterling, 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

“Autumn’s Glory” by David Ernst - Photography “Splash of Color” by Jane Ernst – Digital Painting “Fall Trees” by David Barnes – Fused Glass

“Fall’s Glory” by Jane Ernst – Digital Painting “Blue Moves” by David Barnes – Fused Glass “Social Impression – Past” by David Ernst – Digital Painting

September 4 (Tuesday) - September 30 (Sunday)

Dialogue with Abstraction: Echoing my Journey by Cheryl Wilson

  • The Exhibit features work by Cheryl Wilson
  • 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)
  • For more information, access their site or call (703) 490-1117

September 9 (Sunday)

  • The Loft Gallery in Historic Occoquan is hosting an Artist Reception
    • From 13:00 Hours to 16:00 Hours (1:00 PM to 4:00 PM)
    • Opportunity to meet artist Cheryl Wilson.
    • 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)
    • For more information, access their site or call (703) 490-1117

September 15 (Saturday)

  • The Artists’ Undertaking Gallery in Historic Occoquan is hosting an Artist Reception!
    • From 13:00 Hours to 16:00 Hours (1:00 PM to 4:00 PM)
    • This is your opportunity to meet gifted artists
      •  David & Jane Ernst of Springfield, VA and
      •  David & Dale Barnes of Sterling, 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
      • The gallery has extended summer hours through August, on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, staying open until 8 pm.

October 1 (Monday) - October 31 (Wednesday)

Admin One

  • The exhibit features the works of enchanting artists Karen Rexrode and Kathleen Kendall
  • Oil paintings, 3D ceramic art and assemblage art will be on display for a very special show titled “Admit One”. Two artists have joined together to present a body of work that is circus themed.
  •  Karen Rexrode’s art is assemblage, described as a joining of various items and then painted to become one. Her work uses everyday items as well as special vintage pieces, all reworked to become a part of something larger.
  • Kathleen Kendal is a proficient oil painter and ceramic artist. Many of her ceramic pieces have moving parts, pull a string or push a button and things happen. Together they have created a spectacular collection to display for the month of October.
  • ART A La Carte is located at:
    • 310 Mill Street Occoquan, Virginia 22125
    • Gallery Hours: 11:00 Hours to 17:00 Hours (11:00 AM to 5:00 PM) 7 days a week
    • For more information call 703.496.9540

“If I Had a Heart I’d Love You Too”, size – 6.5 x 8” The Diviner by Karen Rexrode”, size – 28 x 17”

October 2 (Tuesday) to November 4(Sunday)

Exploring the Colors of Nature

  • The Exhibit features Paintings by Teresa Brunson and Fused Glass by Maureen Storey
  • 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)
  • For more information, access their site or call (703) 490-1117

Occoquan Historical Society

October 7 (Saturday)

  • The Loft Gallery in Historic Occoquan is hosting an Artist Reception
    • From 13:00 Hours to 16:00 Hours (1:00 PM to 4:00 PM)
    • Opportunity to meet artists Teresa Brunson and Fused Glass by Maureen Storey.
    • 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)
    • For more information, access their site or call (703) 490-1117

October 27 (Saturday)

  • Art a La Carte is hosting an Artist Reception
    • From 14:00 Hours to 17:00 Hours (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
    • A simply fabulous opportunity to meet talented artists Karen Rexrode and Kathleen Kendall
    • Art a La Carte is located at 310 Mill Street, Occoquan VA and is open:
    • 11:00 Hours (11:00 AM) to 17:00 Hours (5:00 PM) 7 days a week
    • Fred is one of the 24 local artists that go with the
    • For more information, access their site or call (703) 496-9540

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Jerry's Occoquan Jewelers

Glory Be

Artist Undertaking Gallery

Artaville Rugs

Sincerely Yours Stained Glass Studio

Spinaweb - Specialty weaving in Occoquan

Elements of Occoquan - Fun and Wacky

Union Street Guitar Works

Hair Studio 14

Personally Yours

Art A La Carte

Occoquan Spices-Tea-and Sweets

Haunted Occoquan Tours

The Cock and Bowl

Occoquan Craft Show

Lorton Valley Star Newspaper

 
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