Studio and Galleries
Personal use of cameras, phone cameras, and camcorders in the studio and galleries is permitted, but no flash or tripods are allowed. No photography will be allowed in loan exhibitions unless noted otherwise.
Photography of any kind is not permitted in the house.
Photography on Grounds
All photographers, both amateur and professional, are required to make an appointment for photography sessions at least 48 hours in advance of the proposed session. Upon arrival, photographers must first check in at the Visitor Center’s front desk. Photography sessions must be held during business hours and are subject to being monitored by a staff member.
Sessions are restricted to stairways, lawn, and walkways.
No standing or walking through flower beds and shrubbery
No sitting or standing on walls or fences
Do not move benches, flower pots, etc
Private props may be used with prior permission.
Leashed pets allowed with prior approval.
The museum assumes no liability associated with photography sessions.
To make an appointment, contact Special Events Manager Betsy Labar at 540-654-1848.
A $25 fee minimum will be charged for professional photography sessions. Some sessions may be assessed an additional charge. Photographers wishing to use the facilities after hours may arrange to do so for a $50 fee.
Wedding Day Photography
Brides and other wedding party members should arrive no earlier than 90 minutes before the ceremony for photography sessions. Post-ceremony photography should last no longer than 1 hour after the event.
We welcome bridal portrait sessions. Please note that brides must come dressed for the photo shoot as we do not have a changing area.