About DumfriesIt was from the town of Dumfries in 1800 that the itinerant bookseller and former Anglican priest Parson Mason Locke Weems launched his popular biography “Life of Washington.” The highly fictionalized book is best known for its story about young Washington chopping down a cherry tree and confessing to his father, “I cannot tell a lie.”
The Weems-Botts Museum, 3944 Cameron St., originally served as Weems' bookshop. The property was later purchased by Benjamin Botts, a prominent defense lawyer who represented politician Aaron Burr in his 1807 treason trial. The museum is the starting point for a guided walking tour of Dumfries; phone (703) 221-2218 for more information.
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16931 Old Stage Rd. Dumfries, VA 22025