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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 Christmas in Historic Occoquan!

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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

October 3 (Tuesday) - November 6 (Monday)

Outside the Box:
Colored Pencils and
Wooden Boxes

  • The  exhibit features rare and unique works of art that include: 
    • Wooden Boxes by Jon Kaufman of Fairfax Station, and
    • Colored Pencil Drawings by David Cochran of Alexandria
    • 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

“Happy Anniversary” by David Cochran (colored pencil) “Tippling” by David Cochran (colored pencil) Wooden Box – 1 by Jon Kaufman Wooden Box – 2 by Jon Kaufman

Historic Occoquan Website of the Month

October 2 (Monday) - November 5 (Sunday)

We Love
Fine Art Works by George Jones III and Susan Norman

  • Features the fine art works of George Jones III and Susan Norman. 
    • George creates one-of-a-kind works in woodturning;
    • Susan’s impressionist paintings showcase a style reminiscent of Mary Cassatt
  • 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)

“Peacock”, Oil “Black and Silver Bowl”, wood

Historic Occoquan Tidbit: New article by Leo Smith

November 1 (Wednesday) - November 30 (Thursday)

  • Art A La Carte is offering this month  "Alien-Tech-Sci-Art” (Ink and Paint) 
    • Featuring talented Artist Amanda Parker
    • Description:
      • Amanda's body of work encompasses motion and fine detail.
      • Grab a coloring book or fine art print and get it signed by the artist afterward!
      • Brand new works of art will premiere during the show, so stop by to say hello or learn more about her fascinating process
    • The learn more about the artist and her work, she can be contacted at:
    • 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 

November 3 (Friday)

  • Glory Be Christmas Open House
    • From 10:30 Hours to 16:30 Hours (10:30 AM - 4:30 PM)
    • Join them for refreshments, wreaths, candles, and more!

November 4 (Saturday)

  • Glory Be Christmas Open House
    • From 10:00 Hours to 17:00 Hours (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
    • Join them for refreshments, wreaths, candles, and more!
  • Personally Yours is hosting a Holiday Open House
    • From 10:00 Hours to 17:00 Hours (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
    • Kick off the holiday season at Personally Yours.
    • Shop is filled from top to bottom with all the latest decorations and gifts.
    • Enjoy refreshments, special sales and door prize drawings.
  • Golden Goose by Tree & Village Light!
    • From 16:00 Hours to 20:00 Hours (4:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
    • When they are closing and turn off the overhead lights, the trees and village lights are so beautiful - so they want everyone to bask in this holiday glow.
    • Specials for this day only -
      • Department 56 villages 30% off retired
      • Byers' Choice Carolers 50% off retired
      • All Halloween merchandise on sale

November 5 (Sunday)

  • Personally Yours is hosting a Holiday Open House
    • From 10:00 Hours to 17:00 Hours (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
    • Kick off the holiday season at Personally Yours.
    • Shop is filled from top to bottom with all the latest decorations and gifts.
    • Enjoy refreshments, special sales and door prize drawings.
  • Yoga Lean Free Event at Soaring Spirit Yoga Studio
    • From 13:00 Hours to 14:00 Hours (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
    • An introductory workshop that includes breath work, poses, dietary ideas and meditation techniques to help you become a healthier you!

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November 7 (Tuesday) - December 4 (Monday)

Celebrating Colors

  • The  exhibit features rare and unique works of art that include: 
    • Mosaics by Diann Root of Alexandria and
    • Photography and Digital Paintings by David and Jane Ernst of Springfield
    • 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

“Tree Series #18” by David Ernst (Photography) “Sunflower Trivet” by Diann Root (Mosaics) “Splash of Color” by Jane Ernst (Digital Painting)

“Peppers #5” by Jane Ernst (Digital Painting) “Eerie Night II” by David Ernst (Photography) “Blue Trivet” by Diann Root (Mosaics)

November 7 (Tuesday) - December 3 (Sunday)

Watercolor and Wood
Featuring works by George Jones and Karin Sebolka

  • This show features the works of George Jones and Karin Sebolka.
    • George creates eye-catching pieces in wood turning.
    • Karin's watercolors show her love for the  beauty in nature. 
  • 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)

“Poinsettia”   34”x17”, watercolor (half of diptych) “Standing Tall”  12”x5”, wood

November 7 (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.
    • A recent survey of town resident's agree - we need good wards of the taxpayer.

November 8 (Wednesday - November 11 (Saturday)

  • Haunted Occoquan Tours is hosting a Ghost Walk!
    • Starting at 20:00 Hours (8:00 PM) (weather permitting)
    • Family-friendly walking tours of historic, haunted Occoquan, VA.
    • Adults and teens - $14
    • Children 6-12 - $7
    • Children 5 and under - free
    • Discount available on group tours of 10 or more
    • Reservations required
    • Book your spirited tour now
      • Call Kay Pietrevicz at 571-572-9410 now while room and spirits are still available.

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November 11 (Saturday)

  • The Loft Gallery is hosting a Meet the Artist Reception!
    • From 13:00 Hours to 16:00 Hours (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
    • Fantastic opportunity to meet artists George Jones & Karin Sebolka
    • 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)

November 15 (Wednesday) - November 18 (Saturday)

  • Haunted Occoquan Tours is hosting a Ghost Walk!
    • Starting at 20:00 Hours (8:00 PM) (weather permitting)
    • Family-friendly walking tours of historic, haunted Occoquan, VA.
    • Adults and teens - $14
    • Children 6-12 - $7
    • Children 5 and under - free
    • Discount available on group tours of 10 or more
    • Reservations required
    • Book your spirited tour now
      • Call Kay Pietrevicz at 571-572-9410 now while room and spirits are still available.

Holiday Open House

November 17 (Friday)

  • Historic Occoquan Holiday Open House!
    • From 16:00 Hours to 20:00 Hours (4:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
    • An evening of Shopping, Refreshments, and an Old Fashioned Christmas!
    • Register to share in over $1000 in Historic Occoquan Gift Certificate Giveaway
    • Must be present to win
    • Drawing is at 20:15 Hours (8:15 PM)
    • Call (703) 201-8499 for additional information
  • Art A La Carte is hosting an artist reception for very gifted artist Amanda Parker
    • From 18:00 Hours to 20:00 Hours (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
    • This is a fabulous opportunity to meet Amanda!
    • 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 

November 25 (Saturday)

  • The Artists’ Undertaking Gallery in Historic Occoquan is hosting an Artist Reception!
    • From 13:00 Hours to 17:00 Hours (1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
    • Talented artists Diann Root and David & Jane Ernst will be at the gallery for a Meet and Greet!
    • 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

December 2 (Saturday)

  • Santa Arrives in Historic Occoquan by Boat!
    • He arrives at 12:00 Hours (noon)
    • Santa will arrive by boat at Mamie Davis Park Dock on Mill Street
    •  After being escorted up the river by Rivershore Charter Santa will talk with all the visiting children at the Occoquan Town Hall.
    • For more information, call (703) 201-8499

December 5 (Tuesday) - December 31 (Sunday)

Coastal Impressions

  • This show features the works of photographer John J. Young
    • The focus of the show will be select photographic images depicting the magic and mystique of the rocky shores of Maine to the breezy and alluring sun-soaked warmth of the Florida coast.
    •  From the lighthouses and fishing villages of Maine, to a fog shrouded morning on the Chesapeake Bay, to the open seas of Florida, “Coastal Impressions” offers a variety of images that evoke feelings of peace, serenity, mystery, and adventure, and, are pleasing to the eye. 
    • So come on out, meet the artist, support your local arts community, and peruse the photography of John J. Young as well as the work of the other creative and talented local artists offered throughout the gallery – you’ll be impressed with the artistic quality and creativity of the work and you might just find that something special for friends, family, or even for yourself!
  • 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)

Rose Island Light 7 A Maine Lobstah

 

December 9 (Saturday)

  • The Loft Gallery is hosting a Meet the Artist Reception!
    • From 13:00 Hours to 16:00 Hours (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
    • Fantastic opportunity to meet gifted photographer John J. Young
    • 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)

The Hampton Inn by Hilton of Historic Occoquan

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Holiday Open House

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

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