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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.

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

 Own a piece of the Occoquan Arts and Crafts Show

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).

Historic Occoquan products can be found at Spriral Creations

September 1 (Friday) - September 30 (Saturday)

  • Art A La Carte is offering this month  "Fantasy Lives of Pets"
    • Featuring talented Artist Pam Eisenmann
    • Description:
      • Pam Eisenmann's works on display explore imagined or incongruous situations and things at play in whimsical ways. Some reveal odd characterizations, fantasized beings, or hint what creatures might do if they were us and we weren’t looking.
    • ART A La Carte, an artist-owned cooperative gallery and gift boutique, opened August 1, 2010.  It showcases the work of 26 top artists producing a kaleidoscope of gift items including photography, original fine art and prints, one-of-a-kind glass items, jewelry, wood work and textiles. Artists are juried and selected for their edgy vision that compliments the personality of the gallery.
      • The gallery is located at 310 Mill Street Occoquan, Virginia  22125
      • Gallery Hours: 11 am-5 pm 7 days a week
      • For additional information - 703.496.9540 

September 5 (Tuesday) - October 2 (Monday)

Forest Folklore

  • The  exhibit features rare and unique works of art that include: 
    • Mixed Media Fiber Art and Paintings by Lauren Jacobs of Dumfries, VA and
    • Wood Turning 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.
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      • For more information contact the gallery at 703-494-0584

<strong></strong> “Faerietail: Acorn” by Lauren Jacobs (fiber art) “Erudite” by Lauren Jacobs (fiber art)

“Forest 2” by Greg Wandless (wood turning) “Midnight” by Greg Wandless (wood turning) “Forest 1” by Greg Wandless (wood turning)

September 5 (Tuesday) - October 1 (Sunday)

"Good Dogs, Bad Cats, and Weirdos"
Artwork by Charla Wilkerson

  • Charla Wilkerson’s off-beat and often humorous paintings and painted objects bring a groovy weirdness to the Loft Gallery and Occoquan.  Charla is a self-taught visionary artist with a highly individualized style drawn from her inner desire to do whatever the heck she wants
  • See more of Charla’s work at http://www.facebook.com/CharlaWilkersonArt  
  • For further information call The Loft Gallery 703-490-1117.
  • 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)

“Bad Black Cat”, 8x8, acrylic “Good Blue Dog”, 12x12, acrylic

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September 5 (Tuesday)

  • Another action packed Town Hall meeting starting at 1900 Hours (7:00 PM)
    • Open your wallets and lock down your property... go see what they are up to at Town Hall.

Occoquan website of the month

September 9 (Saturday)

  • Soaring Spirit Yoga Studio is hosting "Reiki 1 with Frances Trainer, USUI Reiki Master Teacher
    • From 13:00 Hours to 17:00 Hours (1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
    • Join them to be attuned to the gentle, but powerful healing art of Reiki Level 1.
    • Cost $150.
    • Please purchase and bring the book "Essential Reiki: A Complete Guide to an Ancient Healing Art" by Diane Stein.
    • For more information, see their website.

September 23 (Saturday)

  • Occoquan Craft Show
    • Event is from 10:00 Hours to 18:00 Hours (10:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
    • Historic Occoquan's streets are filled with unique crafters.  
    • Streets are closed to traffic - look for signs to satellite parking.  
    • Continuous shuttle bus service from satellite parking for a minimal fee.  
    • Children under 13 ride free
  • The Loft Gallery is hosting a Meet the Artist Reception!
    • From 13:00 Hours to 15:00 Hours (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
    • Fantastic opportunity to meet talented artist Charla Wilkerson
    • For further information call The Loft Gallery 703-490-1117.
    • 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)

Historic Occoquan Tidbit: New article by Leo Smith

September 24 (Sunday)

  • Occoquan Craft Show
    • Event is from 10:00 Hours to 17:00 Hours (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
    • Historic Occoquan's streets are filled with unique crafters.  
    • Streets are closed to traffic - look for signs to satellite parking.  
    • Continuous shuttle bus service from satellite parking for a minimal fee.  
    • Children under 13 ride free

September 30 (Saturday)

  • Art A La Carte is hosting an artist reception for very talented artist Pam Eisenmann
    • From 12:00 Hours to 16:00 Hours (12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
    • This is a fabulous opportunity to meet Pam!
    • ART A La Carte, an artist-owned cooperative gallery and gift boutique, opened August 1, 2010.  It showcases the work of 26 top artists producing a kaleidoscope of gift items including photography, original fine art and prints, one-of-a-kind glass items, jewelry, wood work and textiles. Artists are juried and selected for their edgy vision that compliments the personality of the gallery.
      • The gallery is located at 310 Mill Street Occoquan, Virginia  22125
      • Gallery Hours: 11 am-5 pm 7 days a week
      • For additional information - 703.496.9540 

October 1 (Sunday) - October 31 (Tuesday)

  • Historic Occoquan Haunt the Town!
    • Enjoy the life size Halloween characters displayed on benches, porches and front door ways of shops in Historic Occoquan.

October 8 (Sunday)

  • The Golden Goose is hosting their famous Annual Open House!
    • From 10:00 Hours to 16:00 Hours (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
    • Door Prizes, Special Displays and Games Featuring Department 56, Byers' Choice Carolers and more.

October 28 (Saturday)

  • Historic Occoquan Haunt Hunt
    • From 10:00 Hours - 16:00 Hours (10:00 AM to 4:00 PM)
    • Join the shops of Occoquan in finding and validating 6 Halloween Characters and be entered in a drawing to win a life-size Halloween Figure.
    • Pick up your entry form at participating shops which will be flying orange and black balloons.
    • Also, beginning October 1st through the 31st visit Occoquan and enjoy the life size Halloween characters displayed on benches, porches and front door ways of Occoquan.
  • Art A La Carte is hosting an artist reception for very gifted artist Karen Rexrode
    • From 13:00 Hours to 17:00 Hours (1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
    • Karen Rexrode creates assemblage art. A few mobile pieces function as adult toys, held in place with powerful magnets, designed to be separated and played with.
    • A new line of altered Pez dispensers will be released, all fully functional candy dispensing toys and all travelers of one sort or another. 
    • ART A La Carte, an artist-owned cooperative gallery and gift boutique, opened August 1, 2010.  It showcases the work of 26 top artists producing a kaleidoscope of gift items including photography, original fine art and prints, one-of-a-kind glass items, jewelry, wood work and textiles. Artists are juried and selected for their edgy vision that compliments the personality of the gallery.
      • The gallery is located at 310 Mill Street Occoquan, Virginia  22125
      • Gallery Hours: 11 am-5 pm 7 days a week
      • For additional information - 703.496.9540 

The Hampton Inn by Hilton of Historic Occoquan

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Hawthorne House

Jerry's Occoquan Jewelers

The Golden Goose

River Shore Charters

Glory Be

Artist Undertaking Gallery

Artaville Rugs

Sincerely Yours Stained Glass Studio

Spinaweb - Specialty weaving in Occoquan

Elements of Occoquan - Fun and Wacky

Spiral Creations

Union Street Guitar Works

Haunted Occoquan Tours

Fetch Pet Bakery

Hair Studio 14

Personally Yours

Art A La Carte

The Cock and Bowl

Occoquan Craft Show

Lorton Valley Star Newspaper

 
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