The Workhouse Prison Museum presents an overview of the history of the DC Facility at Lorton, Virginia including the suffragists who had been arrested for picketing for Women’s Rights at the White House. With knowledgeable docents, historic objects, stories and photographs, the Workhouse Prison Museum offers visitors insight into the lives of the prisoners and prison staff that worked and lived here.
To visit the Workhouse Prison Museum’s online catalog of documents and historical photos, please click here.
The Workhouse Prison Museum is located in Building W-9 and open to the public Wednesday through Friday 12 – 3pm, Saturday and Sunday 12 – 4pm. Opened in 2009 it was established with generous support from the Lorton Historical Society. Admission to the Workhouse Prison Museum is always free. The Prison Museum relies on public support and dedicated volunteers. To learn more about getting involved with the Prison Museum through donations or volunteering, please contact by phone 703-584-2917.