Founded by the The Waynesboro Heritage Foundation, the The Waynesboro Heritage Museum is located in the restored 1910 First National Bank Building in downtown Waynesboro. Museum exhibits span nearly three centuries of Waynesboro history from the town's beginnings as Tees' Tavern, a stop frequented by travelers across the Blue Ridge, including George Washington, as well as Waynesboro's setting for the Battle of Waynesboro, Confederate Gen. Jubal A. Early's last stand in the Shenandoah Valley, and its role as a commercial and transportation hub in the 19th and 20th centuries. In 1955, Waynesboro was the setting for famed photographer O. Winston Link's first photograph documenting the decline of steam locomotives on the Norfolk and Western Railway. A print of this seminal photo is on display at the museum as part of the railroad exhibit.

Located in downtown Waynesboro near shopping and dining, and not far from the historic Tree Streets District, The Museum is open daily from Tuesday to Saturday and group tours can be arranged by request.

Pictured at the top: A gallery in the Waynesboro Heritage Museum features an enlargement of O. Winston Link's seminal photograph of a Norfolk and Western steam locomotive arriving at the Waynesboro depot. The shot was taken in 1955 and would launch Link's five year project of documenting the final years of steam locomotion.