The Sweet Briar Museum

View of Pink Gallery

Located in the lower level of Boxwood Alumnae House (formerly The Boxwood Inn), the Sweet Briar Museum exhibits decorative arts, furniture, clothing and other artifacts that belonged to the College's founding family and memorabilia relating to the College's 115-year history.

Please note, the museum is normally NOT open regular hours during the summer. However, any campus visitors who would like to arrange a visit can call the museum director, Karol Lawson, at (434) 381-6248 or email her at [email protected] to arrange for a tour. A day's notice is appreciated. Such special tours are not available on weekends. 

The museum is open for visitors during the academic year (September-April) from 1 to 4 p.m Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and for programs and special events as announced. It is also open for Families Weekend/Homecoming and for Alumnae Reunion, but closed for all College holidays and breaks. Tours are available by appointment. To make an appointment, please call (434) 381-6248. Admission is free. Visitor parking is available next to the museum entrance, across from the Development Office.

Access to publications relating to the history of the Fletcher and Williams families and the history of the College can be found at archive.org/details/sweetbriarcollege, courtesy of Sweet Briar's Cochran Library.