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Did You Know, October 23, 2023

October 14th marked the 10th anniversary of the Dahlgren Heritage Museum being open to the public in our location at the former King George welcome center off U.S. 301 at the foot of the Nice/Middleton bridge. Although we still offer visitor information and a rest area for those traveling along the 301 corridor, there is so much more to see.

The museum features exhibits about the history of the Dahlgren base since its opening in 1918, focusing on both the technology and the people involved in the work there. We currently have a special temporary exhibit about Dr. Charles Cohen, whose accomplishments included creating a missile flight simulation, bringing computers to Dahlgren, and studying the “pear-shaped” gravitational field of the earth.

We hope that you will join us for the various events we will offer during this, our anniversary year. Keep an eye on our events calendar at, or sign up at the bottom of our home page ( to have notices about events and other news emailed to you.

Image (L-R): Naval Support Activity South Potomac Capt. Peter Nette, King George County Board of Supervisors (KG BOS) Dahlgren District representative Ruby Brabo, Dahlgren Heritage Foundation (DHF) President Ed Jones, DHF Vice President Rob Gates, KG BOS Vice Chairman John LoBuglio, and KG BOS Chairman Dale Sisson cut the ribbon to open the Dahlgren Heritage Museum in October of 2013. US Navy photo by Andrew Revelos.

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