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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 this month's masthead celebrating the Winter Season.

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Historic Occoquan Community Events
for this month & Beyond

The latest Town of Occoquan Newsletter is available on the left.

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

 

Historic Occoquan Event Application

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
    • Receive 50% off one item in the store (excluding any other promotions, some products excluded) on your birthday.
      • Well, not exactly limited to just the one day.  Offer is available 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.
  • The Coffee House of Occoquan is continuing their sale this month - Up to 50% and more off on selected items!
  • 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).
  • The L @ Gifts4All is having a 25% off January Sale!
    • 25 percent off of everything in the L @ Gifts4All room only, not in the main room as you walk in. Coming soon mini fairy gardens!
  • Kountrie Lanes Antiques and Collectibles is offering a Out with the New - In with the Olde" January Sale.
    • Month-long SALE on all Antique and Vintage Furniture in Shoppe to make room for new arrivals. 15 and 20 Percent Off Sale on all New and Holiday Merchandise and Decorations.

November 1 (Saturday) - April 1st (Wednesday)

  • The Yarn cloud is having a Hats (and other warm things) Drive for the Homeless
  • Their Hats4Homeless Project is a winter-long drive.  There is no particular specifications of what you must knit or crochet.  They accept handmade items that will warm the body including blankets, scarves and mittens.   They are very appreciative in advance for your generosity.

January 1 (Thursday) - February 28 (Saturday)

January 6 (Tuesday) - February 2 (Monday)

"Nature's Beauty
Featuring artists: Sherry Chaples, Tina Kannapel, and Anne Pearson

  • Featuring jewelry by Sherry Chaples, carved eggshells by Tina Kannapel and oil paintings by Anne Pearson. 
    • 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

“Airstream” by Sherry Chaples – Fine Silver and Dendritic Jasper Pendant “Gentle Giant” by Tina Kannapel – Carved Goose Eggshell “Snow Geese in Winter” by Anne Pearson – Oil Painting on Canvas

January 15 (Thursday) - January 30 (Friday)

  • Personally Yours is having a Moving Sale!
    • They are moving to their new location at 402 Mill Street, this month.  Take advantage of their moving sale, furniture, seasonal decorations, everyday gifts will be discounted for final sale. You carry it out so they don't have to!!!
    • New shop to open January 31st.

January 24 (Saturday) - March 1 (Sunday)

  • Annual Fine Arts Sale at the Loft Gallery
    • The Loft Gallery announces its much-anticipated, once-a-year sale on original fine art, including 2-dimensional, sculpture and stained glass.   At up to 75% off, this is a unique opportunity to own original art.
    • Introducing their newest artist Deana Bolin, signature artist with the Pastel Society of America.

January 27 (Tuesday)

  • Meet the artist, Keith O'Connor at Off the Beading Path
    • From 1100 Hours to 1800 Hours (11:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
    • Meet potter turned bead artist Keith O'Connor and learn how to incorporate his lovely work into yours. Many items perfect for quick, easy designs.
  • The Cock and Bowl is having their last Chicken & Waffles Night of the month!
    • From 1600 Hours to 2200 Hours (4:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
    •  Their delicious breaded boneless chicken breast, served perched atop a fresh baked waffle, and slathered in OMG-level creamy sausage gravy.  It's an institution!
    • All give a big sigh with happiness the whole meal through.
    • Get it while there is still time!  When it is gone, it is gone!

January 28 (Wednesday)

  • The Cock and Bowl is having their Mussels, Frites, and Brew
    • All Day - Every Wednesday
    • Mussels Mariniere & frites, just $14.
    • Best deal in town! 

February 3 (Tuesday)

  • The Cock and Bowl is having their first Chicken & Waffles Night of the month!
    • From 1600 Hours to 2200 Hours (4:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
    •  Their delicious breaded boneless chicken breast, served perched atop a fresh baked waffle, and slathered in OMG-level creamy sausage gravy.  It's an institution!
    • All give a big sigh with happiness the whole meal through.
    • Get it while there is still time!  When it is gone, it is gone!
  • Another action packed Town Hall meeting at 1900 Hours (7:00 PM)

February 4 (Wednesday)

  • The Cock and Bowl is having their Mussels, Frites, and Brew
    • All Day - Every Wednesday
    • Mussels Mariniere & frites, just $14.
    • Best deal in town! 

February 6 (Friday)

  • Off the Beading Path is offering a FAB Friday: Harden My Heart
    • From 1400 Hours - 1700 hours (2:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
    • Use some basic wire wrapping skills while making a wire pendant with beaded dangles.
    •  Perfect for Valentine's Day.
    • No registration required.
    • $5 per project.

February 7 (Saturday)

  • Historic Occoquan Chocolate Walk!
    • From 1100 Hours to 1600 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.
  • Off the Beading Path is offering a Huggable Heart Earrings Make and Take Event
    • From 1100 Hours - 1600 hours (11:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
    • Join them during the Chocolate Walk and make yourself a pair of heart-shaped earrings, or two.
    • No registration required.
  • Art A La Carte is hosting award winning jewelry artist, Sonia O'Donnell as their Artist of the Month as she presents - The Truth About Love.
    • Reception is being held from 1300 Hours to 1700 Hours (1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
    • Valentine’s Day is for hearts, flowers and romance, but many of us have had some relationship misfires or outright bombs, which Jewelry designer, Sonia O’Donnell, feels need to be acknowledged and released.
    • Ms. O’Donnell will present a colorful and whimsical collection of brooches, earrings and necklaces celebrating romantic love and then with a wink and a wicked touch of irony, show what happens to hearts when love goes bad.
    • Sonia O’Donnell earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rhode Island Collage in Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing. She is a member of the Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild, the Washington (D.C.) Guild of Goldsmiths and has been exhibiting at Art a la Carte since February, 2012.  
    • Art a la Carte is located at 310 Mill Street, Occoquan, Virginia 22125
    • Gallery Hours: 11 am-5 pm 7 days a week
    • For more information, contact the gallery at 703.496.9540

Jewelry Artist Sonia O’Donnell, ‘Hearts”

February 10 (Tuesday)

  • The Cock and Bowl is having their Chicken & Waffles Night!
    • From 1600 Hours to 2200 Hours (4:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
    •  Their delicious breaded boneless chicken breast, served perched atop a fresh baked waffle, and slathered in OMG-level creamy sausage gravy.  It's an institution!
    • All give a big sigh with happiness the whole meal through.
    • Get it while there is still time!  When it is gone, it is gone!
  • Planning Commission Meeting at 18:45 Hours (6:45 PM) at Town Hall
  • Architectural Review Board Meeting at 1900 Hours (7:00 PM) at Town Hall

February 11 (Wednesday)

  • The Cock and Bowl is having their Mussels, Frites, and Brew
    • All Day - Every Wednesday
    • Mussels Mariniere & frites, just $14.
    • Best deal in town! 

February 13 (Friday) - February 16 (Monday)

  • Golden Goose is celebrating with a George Washington's Birthday Sale!
    • 40% Off Retired Byers' Choice Carolers
    • 40% Off Selected Jim Shore
    • 50% Off Remaining Dept. 56 Retired Buildings and Accessories .

February 17 (Tuesday)

  • The Cock and Bowl is having their Chicken & Waffles Night!
    • From 1600 Hours to 2200 Hours (4:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
    •  Their delicious breaded boneless chicken breast, served perched atop a fresh baked waffle, and slathered in OMG-level creamy sausage gravy.  It's an institution!
    • All give a big sigh with happiness the whole meal through.
    • Get it while there is still time!  When it is gone, it is gone!

February 18 (Wednesday)

  • The Cock and Bowl is having their Mussels, Frites, and Brew
    • All Day - Every Wednesday
    • Mussels Mariniere & frites, just $14.
    • Best deal in town! 

February 24 (Tuesday)

  • The Cock and Bowl is having their last Chicken & Waffles Night of the month!
    • From 1600 Hours to 2200 Hours (4:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
    •  Their delicious breaded boneless chicken breast, served perched atop a fresh baked waffle, and slathered in OMG-level creamy sausage gravy.  It's an institution!
    • All give a big sigh with happiness the whole meal through.
    • Get it while there is still time!  When it is gone, it is gone!

February 25 (Wednesday)

  • The Cock and Bowl is having their Mussels, Frites, and Brew
    • All Day - Every Wednesday
    • Mussels Mariniere & frites, just $14.
    • Best deal in town! 

March 3 (Tuesday)

  • Art A La Carte is hosting talented artist, Kathy Guzman, as she brings together two very different painting subjects to show how lines, shapes, and colors influence her work. "Landscapes and Letters" will feature acrylic paintings inspired from cross country trips and letter collages reflecting her interest in graphics and textures.
    • Reception is being held from 1100 Hours to 1700 Hours (11:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
    • Art a la Carte is located at 310 Mill Street, Occoquan, Virginia 22125
    • Gallery Hours: 11 am-5 pm 7 days a week
    • For more information, contact the gallery at 703.496.9540

Kathy Guzman, “S”, Mixed media acrylic, 6x6 “Somewhere in Montana”, Acrylic, 20x30

 

 

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Occoquan Coffee Shop - Open mike every Saturday night

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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