Have you ever been curious about that interesting building near the Waynesboro
Outlet Village? When I figured out it was the P. Buckley Moss Museum,
I was certain the admission price would be steep. What a pleasant surprise
to learn that it is free and fun!
P. Buckley Moss is Virginia’s most famous living artist. She relocated
to the Shenandoah Valley inspired by the lifestyle of the Amish and Mennonite
communities. Her work in painting and other media reflects a love of this
We found the staff to be very child friendly. The folk art was distinctive
with its subject matter focused on country life at its finest. I was glad
we saw her artwork on the top two floors before going to the lower level.
The bottom floor has art available for purchase as well as an INCREDIBLE
doll house. Within the doll house you will find hidden mice (like an I
Spy book). Several staff people asked us if we had "counted the mice"
yet. Wow! This exhibit kept my kids (and me) happy for a long time.
This is a nice museum for kids who are making the transition from "hands-on"
museums to "touch with eyes only" museums. Parking is easy and there is
a big front porch with many wonderful rocking chairs that encourage you
to sit back and enjoy the breeze.
Monday - Saturday.......10 AM-6 PM
Sunday..................12:30 PM-5:30 PM
From Charlottesville, take 64 West to exit 94 (Waynesboro)
Take a left onto 340 and follow signs.
The museum is on the left a half mile from the interstate.
Because of its easy access from 64, this would be a good place to plan
taking a break if you are on a longer road trip.
Lots of outdoor space is available for kids to run around...and the bathrooms
are very clean!
here for P. Buckley Moss Home Page