Learn about Reston's unique history and how its founding principles have continued into the 21st century.

Hours: Currently Closed. We will reopen June 11. 

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Preserving, Exploring, and Celebrating Reston's Unique History

The Reston Historic Trust & Museum (RHT) is a community organization that preserves the past, informs the present, and influences the future of Reston through its exhibits, public programs, and events including the Reston Home Tour, Lake Anne Cardboard Boat Regatta, and Founder's Day. Our goals are to engage the public in an exploration of community history; to promote Reston as a destination point for tourism; and to collect, preserve and interpret the artifacts and documents of Reston’s history. 
Museum admission is free!

Join the Reston Historic Trust & Museum as a member or donate today and you will help preserve Reston's history and will be supporting our mission to educate and engage the public with Reston's unique history. You will also receive discounts at the museum and other businesses at Lake Anne Plaza. 

Thank You to Our Sponsors


Strategic Partners
Reston Community Center
Fairfax County
Reston Association
Clarewood University

2020 Membership Sponsors
Kalypso's Sports Tavern
Lake Anne Brew House
Reston's Used Book Store
Lake Anne Coffee House & Wine Bar 
New Trail Cycling Studio 



We've been awarded a grant by Virginia Humanities!

May 19, 2020

This year we are happy to announce we are receiving $4,000 in funding provided by Virginia Humanities and the National endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as a part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan 2020. For more information please visit www.virginiahumaities.org 

Membership Special!

April 30, 2020

For National Preservation month become a museum member for only $23, dollars! A savings up to $22 that includes three additional months and a $10 coupon for our online gift shop. Support our mission today!

Explore Reston History with our NEW digital map!

April 30, 2020

View over 150 artifacts from our collection that tell the unique story of 34 locations in Reston! Map will be updated with more locations and more artifacts as time goes on. Enjoy!

Share Your Story

April 24, 2020

The COVID-19 panedmic is a historic event on a scale unlike anything we have seen before. In the years to come, we will look back and try to remember what life was like for the average person. As a community organization, it is the mission of the Reston Historic Trust & Museum to preserve the experiences of the Reston community and we invite everyone to share their stories with us.

Happy Mother's Day!

April 20, 2020

Give that special mother in your life a gift that will last a lifetime. Honor her with a personalized commemorative brick on Lake Anne Plaza. The commemorative brick from the Reston Historic Trust & Museum will include a digital Mother’s Day card announcing this unique and enduring gift.

Celebrate Founder's Day at Home

April 09, 2020

We can't celebrate on the plaza this year but there are so many ways we can celebrate Founder's Day at home! 

Join us Monday Mornings for #MuseumFromHome

April 13, 2020

Starting April 13 join us for our new virtual Monday morning program! We'll be highlighting artifacts and presenting virtual tours! 

New Online Acitivites for Kids!

April 07, 2020

Kid's activity book, scavenger hunt, and programs Reston Community and Go Green now available online! 

New Online Exhibit! Reston: Community Building Since 1966

April 03, 2020

From Reston's beginning, the community has made building a sense of community and forming community organizations a priority. learn about the long-standing community organizations of Reston in this new online exhibit

Share your story

March 26, 2020

We're living in historic times and we want your help in recording it. How has COVID-19 influenced your life and that of the Reston community? Share your story with us!

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Reston Historic Trust & Museum

Lake Anne Plaza

1639 Washington Plaza

Reston, VA  20190




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