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Find out more about The Historic Hopewell Foundation


HHF’s mission is the interpretation of the history of the City of Hopewell through the preservation of its historic properties.

A 501c3 nonprofit, HHF is a unique organization in Hopewell. It is the only historic preservation organization in Hopewell whose sole purpose is to preserve the historic sites in that city and to provide an exhibition space to display and interpret the city’s history.

In its vision for the future HHF sees itself as a leading partner in the dynamic future of Hopewell by being an accessible and vibrant historical organization that engages the local community and reaches an ever-widening audience.


The foundation was created in 1972 to preserve the main house– Weston Manor  (1789). The house, one of the last remaining homes on the Appomattox River, was restored and opened to the public as a historic house museum. It is considered a classic example of Virginia Georgian architecture.

In 2008 the two largest dependencies, the kitchen and laundry buildings, were recreated on the site. The kitchen has been opened to the public for tours and the laundry now contains the HHF gift shop.

HHF has another historic property in Hopewell, the St. Denis Chapel (1887) in 1985.  This structure is located in the National Historic District of Hopewell. The St. Denis Chapel was restored and became the site of the St. Denis Chapel. The museum houses exhibitions highlighting the rich history of the area.

Governed by a Board of Trustees, HHF was originally an all volunteer organization. Today its staff includes that an administrative staff member, financial assistant, and weekend employees. Over 90 members of the community annually volunteer their time and talents on a regular basis at HHF, whether they act as interpreters for the sites, help out with special events, serve on committees or work in the gift shop.

Historic Hopewell Foundation, Inc.


Thomas Wagstaff————–President

Billy Williamson—————-Vice-President

Ken Emerson——————-Treasurer

Ann Williams——————–Secretary


Bill Auton

Susan Eliades

Charles Frederickson

David Harless

Carolyn Hoagland

Peggy Henderson

Kathy Hodson

Irma Gail Mahaney

Jane McCullen

Carol Robbins

Robin Somers-Strom

William K. Williamson, Jr.




Weston Manor

400 Weston Lane
Weston Lane & 21st Avenue
Hopewell VA 23860

Mon-Sat: 10:00AM - 4:30PM
Sun: 1:00PM to 4:30PM


Adults - $8.00
Active Military - $6.00
Children under 12 Free with adult
Groups of 10+ - $6 per person

City Point History Museum

Currently Closed for Renovations

609 Brown Avenue
Hopewell VA 23860