The Workhouse hours of operation are:

General campus and galleries:  Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11:00am-6pm, and Sunday  12:00pm-5:00pm*

Select Artist Galleries by Appointment Only

Lucy Burns Museum (W-2)
Saturday 11:00 – 5:00pm, Friday and Sunday 12 – 5:00pm

*Subject to change

*Due to new COVID variants:

  • The Lucy Burns Museum has reinstated its mask wearing policy. Effective immediately, all visitors, docents and staff will be required to wear a face covering while in the Lucy Burns Museum.
  • All staff, artists, contractors, volunteers, students, and guests, will be required to wear a mask while in ALL indoor Workhouse settings unless an individual is alone within a private and enclosed office space. This requirement is effective – Monday, August 23, 2021 and will remain in effect until rescinded by Workhouse’s President/CEO.

All visitors are expected to follow the Workhouse General Campus-Wide Visitor and Event Participant Policies posted to the right.

Restrooms available in Building 16 on the 1st Floor

To make an appointment please call the front desk at 703-584-2900 or email

Workhouse Covid-19 Policies

On behalf of the Artists, Board of Directors and Staff here at the Workhouse, we want to take a moment to say thank you for your continued support, engagement with and dedication to the Workhouse and to the arts in our community. The arts industry is an economic machine in our surrounding community and brings our metro-area communities together to help one another and problem solve the challenges we are currently facing with the Covid-19 pandemic. Please know that staff are working very hard to find creative ways to continue our arts mission and allow us to provide an enriching, life-long learning and enjoyable experience and diversion from what is truly a remarkable period in all of our lives.

COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Program at the Workhouse Arts Center

We are all dealing with a global crisis of enormous scale and impact. Our thoughts and hearts are with all who have been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Workhouse is taking safety seriously. Our community of class participants, visitors, history buffs, artists, and employees are especially important to us. We want you to know what we are doing to proactively respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and to limit its spread. Here is the summary of the Workhouse COVID-19 Prevention, Preparedness and Response Program in accordance with the CDC guidelines.

What We Are Doing:

• Our daily and weekly professional cleaning procedures are thorough; extra time will be taken to clean and disinfect galleries, facilities, and bathrooms. Cleaners and disinfectants used meet the EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2.

• Thorough cleaning and sanitizing are provided for classroom materials and equipment before and after each use, open galleries and gathering spaces.

• Training is provided for managers, employees, instructors, camp counselors, and volunteers on our protocol to ensure consistent safety practices.

• Employees are required to use Personal Protective Equipment (masks and/or gloves as appropriate) when interacting in person with other employees, customers, and others.

• Hand sanitizers are available.

• Employees are directed to stay at home if they are experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to anyone with COVID-19. Return to work will be in accordance with specific guidelines.

• All those on campus are practicing safe distancing by limiting the number of people and being at least 6 feet apart.

• When appropriate employees, customers, and visitors will participate in a COVID health screening.

What We Ask of You:

• If you are not feeling well or have been exposed to COVID-19, please stay home!

• Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and use hand sanitizers.

• Wear appropriate PPE when visiting the Workhouse and practice safe distancing. Mask use is required during Phase I and Phase II.

• Those participating in classes, camps, or attending small events, may be required to participate in a COVID-19 health screening, which may include a temperature scan. If you do not wish to participate in this screening, please let us know in advance.

We are in it together and will weather this storm together, emerging stronger for it. Please stay safe and healthy.

Please stay tuned for any additional updates!


We are following guidelines and updates from Fairfax County. Read them here.


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As a non-profit organization, we flourish not only from donations but also from the proceeds of our shows, events and classes. Please consider donating your class registration or a ticket purchase so we can keep the arts alive and support the artists, performers and day to day operations!

You can also make a donation so that we can continue to do our best to bring arts to you until we open our doors again.

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