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The Mary Ball Washington Museum and Library is located in Lancaster, Virginia and is named for the mother of George Washington. Mary was a native of Lancaster County and was the granddaughter of one of its earliest emigrants, William Ball I. The museum opened in 1958 with the goal of preserving the history and records of Lancaster County.
Besides the Museum and Library, the complex consists of five separate buildings; that comprise the old Lancaster Courthouse Historic District including the Old Jail (1820), the Clerk's office (c.1797), the Steuart Blakemore Building (c.1900) and Lancaster House.
The Museum and Library are open to the public who may participate in educational programs, trace family histories and tour all of the historic buildings and their exhibits. The address of the Museum and Library is 8346 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster Virginia 22503, Phone 804-462-7280. The library advises that you call ahead to confirm the hours of operation, special events, and fees.