Tuesdays and Saturdays

10:00 A.M.

Museum tours feature the first and second floors of The Branch Museum and include historical information about the family as well as architectural elements specific to the Branch House. We will also discuss the exhibitions currently on view. Tours last about 60 minutes.

House tours are scheduled at 10 A.M. on Tuesday’s and Saturday’s. 

Register here:

Saturday, February 29

Tuesday, March 3

Saturday, March 7

Tuesday, March 10

Saturday, March 14

Tuesday, March 17

Saturday, March 21

Tuesday, March 24

Saturday, March 28

Tuesday, March 31

Saturday, April 4

Tuesday, April 7

Saturday, April 11

Tuesday, April 14

Saturday, April 17

Tuesday, April 21

Saturday, April 25

Tuesday, April 28

If you have questions about tours or are interested in scheduling a private tour of The Branch Museum, please contact


February 27

Lecture 6:00 – 7:00 P.M. | Reception 7:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Modern Living in Historic Houses

Join Historic Richmond at the Branch Museum for a colorful panel discussion exploring how to design for today’s modern lifestyles while respecting the charm and authentic features of historic houses. Attendees will see the evolution of Benjamin Moore’s Colonial Williamsburg paint line, that you can furnish your 19th century house with furniture from other periods and contexts, and that the design of a modern framed glass box addition can create an intriguing and complementary juxtaposition of old and new, even in our most historic of neighborhoods.

Kirsten Travers Moffitt, Conservator & Materials Analyst, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Janie Molster, Owner and Design Principal, Janie Molster Designs
Neely Barnwell Dykshorn, Photography Producer and Stylist, Freelance

Tickets: $20 per person


March 5

6:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Opening Reception: “Inner Lives: Cinerary Jars by Julian Stair and Rob Barnard”

Join us for an evening reception celebrating the opening of our new ceramics exhibit featuring artists Julian Stair and Rob Barnard.  “Inner Lives” is a contributing exhibition with the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts annual conference in Richmond from March 25-28.  Light refreshments provided.

Free – Registration Required

March 12

6:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Panel Discussion with Julian Stair and Rob Barnard

Exhibiting artists Julian Stair and Rob Barnard will share insights about the creative process behind their exhibit “Inner Lives” with fellow artists Howard Risatti and Steven Glass.  “Inner Lives” is a contributing exhibition with the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts annual conference in Richmond from March 25-28.

Tickets: $20 per person ($10 for members)

March 14 – 15

Saturday, 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. | Sunday, 1:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Time Travelers: Free Admission to 24 Historic Sites Across the Richmond Region

Locals and tourists alike are invited to enjoy unique history, fascinating stories and a journey into the past during the biannual Time Travelers weekend. Branch Museum visitors can enjoy guided tours every hour, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, and free admission all weekend. All sites will offer complimentary admission to visitors who show a Time Travelers Passport available via download here. Show your passport on your phone or print a hard copy.

CLICK HERE to view a list of participating sites.


April 2

Lecture 6:00 – 7:00 P.M. | Reception to follow 7:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Historic Richmond – Gabriella Harvie Randolph Brockenbrough: Virginia’s Lost Architectural Patron

Who was Gabriella Harvie Randolph Brockenbrough? Daughter of one of Richmond’s wealthiest men, she married two other prominent and wealthy men. A Richmond Belle, known for her tremendous smarts, talent and wealth, yet her extensive knowledge of architecture and influence over America’s top architects is often overlooked. In her sphere of influence, she encountered, befriended, and learned from the top architects of her day, including B. Henry Latrobe, Robert Mills, and Thomas Jefferson. We know those men well, but who was she? Join us as Edwin Slipek, Jr. explores the mystery behind Gabriella and how she became Virginia’s lost patron of architecture.

Edwin Slipek, Jr., Senior Contributing Editor and architecture critic, Style Weekly

Tickets: $20 per person

April 9

6:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Opening Reception: “Matters of Scale: Charles F. Gillette on Monument Avenue”

Join the Branch Museum for an evening reception honoring our new exhibit on landscape architect Charles Gillette, creator of the “Virginia Garden.” Light refreshments provided.

Free – Registration Required


May 12

6:00 – 8:00 PM

Jefferson Baroque

Join us at the Branch Museum for a performance by Richmond’s period instrument ensemble, Jefferson Baroque! Using common instruments of the 17th and 18th centuries, Jefferson Baroque’s concert will include selections that date from the middle ages to the dawn of the Classical period, all while relating to a two-fold theme: Gardens and Architecture. You may even hear composers’ representations of the Music of the Spheres – the ultimate combination of sound and design. A 15-minute lecture exploring the broad themes and individual works will precede the concert.

Tickets: $20 per person ($15 for members)