The Workhouse Arts Center is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11a – 6p and Sunday from 12p – 5p. It is closed to the public on Mondays, Tuesdays, and select holidays.

Workhouse Prison Museum docents are available to provide insight into the history of the Workhouse Arts Center, its role in the region, and its role in the Womens’ Suffrage Movement. Docents are on-site in the Prison Museum (located in building W-9) Wednesday through Friday from 12p – 3p, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 12p – 4p. The Prison Museum is closed to the public on Mondays, Tuesdays, and select holidays.


The Workhouse Arts Center is located at:

9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079



There’s plenty of parking available at the Workhouse Arts Center, with open-air parking lots located at both the north and south ends of campus. Parking is generally free, though for certain events such as Fireworks, Carnival, Brewfest, or other special events, there may be a small fee for parking.


Our goal is to ensure that our facilities, to the greatest extent possible, are accessible to all visitors to the Workhouse. Service animals are welcome across our entire campus, in the theater, studios, galleries, and museum. For visitors to our main building, W-16, an elevator is located inside, through the Vulcan Gallery at the rear of the building. Presently, all other campus buildings are only one floor.

If you have questions about accessibility at the Workhouse or suggestions for how we can better serve the public, please contact us at 703-584-2900.


If you have questions, comments, or concerns about a visit to the Workhouse Arts Center, please contact us at 703-584-2900.


Discover how our mission comes to life at our Second Saturday Art Walk.
The second Saturday of every month, from 6p-9p. Fine art galleries, artists, live music, wine + craft beer, and so much more!

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