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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 winter in Historic Occoquan!

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Occoquan District Supervisor website link

Barrington Pointe Condominium

Historic Occoquan Community Events
for this month & Beyond

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


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.

Golden Goose is closing

The Business Guild of Occoquan sponsors Un-Trim-A-Tree
a program for deserving children in our area. Below is Betsy Merklein, committee chair,  delivering those gifts to the Volunteers of Prince William at their distribution center.

Many thanks to all the Occoquan merchants and employees, Town residents, Town staff, customers and friends who helped fulfill 76 wishes this year.

You have all made so many children happy on Christmas Day.

Betsy Merklein at the donation center Occoquan donations bagged up More donations at the donation center A wall full of donations at the donation center

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

December 1 (Friday) - December 31 (Sunday)

  • Art A La Carte is offering this month  "Paris winx”  
    • Featuring gifted artist Lisa Norton
    • Description:
      • Lisa takes found objects and unusual items are refashioned and repurposed in a tribal/ boho: steam punk style.
      • Lisa also designs altered arts , Occoquan  souvenirs , paper graphics and hats.
      • She can also match your lularoes! Lisa has been published in several issues of belle armoire magazines.
      • Lisa is from Woodstock, NY. She is also a fashion designer for the Etsy shop the French Circus of Robyn Parrish.
    • 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 

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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

Third Base now open

December 27 (Wednesday) - January 11 (Thursday)

  • Spiral Creations is having a *** 1 2 3 *** INVENTORY REDUCTION SALE !!!!
    • Inventory counting isn’t fun, so they are having a sale, 25% off everything in the shop. 
    • Yes they mean everything, jewelry, home decor, vintage finds, fair trade, beads & more.
    • Fabulous opportunity to get that item you had your eye on during the holidays as a gift for yourself.​

January 3 (Tuesday) - February 5 (Monday)

Experience the Season

  • The  exhibit features rare and unique works of art that include: 
    • Salt-fired Porcelain and Stoneware by Marianne Cordyack  and
    •  Mixed Media Painting & Ribbon Embroidery by Tatiana Harr and
    • Oil Painting by Anne Rust 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

Acupuncture in Delray, VA

January 14 (Sunday)

  •  Soaring Spirit Yoga Studio is offering YogaLean 12 Week series
    • From 13:00 Hours to 14:15 Hours (1:00 PM - 2:14 PM) (first session)
    • In this interactive and experiential series, they have a weekly YogaLean class, including breathing exercises, warm-up and cool-down poses, meditation, and discussion.

Lost Lease Sale

January 21 (Sunday)

  •  Soaring Spirit Yoga Studio is offering YogaLean 12 Week series (second session)
    • From 13:00 Hours to 14:15 Hours (1:00 PM - 2:14 PM)
    • In this interactive and experiential series, they have a weekly YogaLean class, including breathing exercises, warm-up and cool-down poses, meditation, and discussion.

Tynes Automotive

January 27 (Saturday)

  • The Artists’ Undertaking Gallery in Historic Occoquan is hosting a Meet the Artist Reception
    • From  14:00 Hours to 16:00 Hours (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
    • This is a fabulous opportunity to meet the extremely talented artists  -
    • 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

January 28 (Sunday)

  •  Soaring Spirit Yoga Studio is offering YogaLean 12 Week series (third session)
    • From 13:00 Hours to 14:15 Hours (1:00 PM - 2:14 PM)
    • In this interactive and experiential series, they have a weekly YogaLean class, including breathing exercises, warm-up and cool-down poses, meditation, and discussion.

Historic Occoquan Tidbit: New article by Leo Smith

February 6 (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.

February 9 (Friday)

  • FREE YOGA FOR RECOVERY CLASS at Soaring Spirit Yoga Studio
    • From 19:00 Hours to 20:00 Hours (7:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
    • This is a class for people who have been touched by cancer.  Class work may include breathing exercises, slow arm stretches, healing yoga sequences, restorative yoga and balancing work appropriate during and after cancer treatment and those who love and care for them.

February 10 (Saturday)

  • The Annual Historic Occoquan Chocolate Walk!
    • From 11:00 Hours to 16:00 Hours
    • Enjoy grazing through town tasting Chocolate Goodies. 
    • Over 35 shops participating. 
    • Register for a chance to win a necklace of fresh water dyed Chocolate Pearls. 
    • No purchase necessary.

The Hampton Inn by Hilton of Historic Occoquan

Prince William County Community Alert Network

  • In an emergency situation, PWC will send important alerts, notifications and updates right to your e-mail and mobile device(s).  Registration is free at the PWC site.

If you are a resident of Prince William County, registration with the County's Community Alert Network will allow you to receive county alerts on your mobile phone.

The Prince William County Community Alert Network (PWCAN)

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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