Germanna Visitor Center

Germanna Foundation Visitor Center, Locust Grove, VA Visit the Germanna Foundation's Visitor Center, which has a museum, genealogy library and a memorial garden.  More

300th Germanna Jubilee

300th Anniversary of Germanna 1714-2014 2014 marks the 300th anniversary of the first Germanna colonies in Virginia. We're planning special events and celebrations.  More

Hike Siegen Forest Trails

home-siegen-forest Enjoy four different trails through the Germanna Foundation's Siegen Forest, which lead to to the Rapidan river.  More


Historic Salubria House in Stevensburg, VA Visit and learn about historic Salubria house, owned by the Germanna Foundation, available to rent for special events.  More

History of Germanna

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Germanna Genealogy

home-genealogy Are you a descendant of an original Germanna colonist? Find and research your roots.  More

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Germanna Foundation Blog

J. Marc Wheat, president of The Memorial Foundation of the Germanna Colonies in Virginia, points to memorials at Brawdus Martin Visitor Center on Route 3 in Locust Grove to visitors participating in the 300th anniversary of the arrival of the first Germans at Fort Germanna in what is now Orange County in 1714. Photo by Kerry Sipe, Orange County Review

Germanna colony celebrates 300th anniversary

From the Orange County Review: Three centuries ago, 42 people—men, women and children from nine family units —left their homes in the Siegerland area of southern Germany in … [Read More...]

Walke stone group closeup photo

2014 Reunion Feedback

We're interested in knowing your feedback about this year's reunion and conference. Please take this short survey. Thank you! … [Read More...]

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2014 Reunion Photos

Photos of select events at the 2014 Germanna Reunion taken by Cindy Kwitchoff (also the Germanna Foundation webmaster, graphics and newsletter designer) are now available to … [Read More...]

Little Fork Church member Rick Furnival (left) chats with a group of Germanna descdendents. (Peter Cihelka/Free-Lance Star)

Germanna settlement recalled, 300 years later

    (Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star, July 20, 2014) Three hundred years after the Germanna colonists arrived in Virginia, their descendents gathered Sunday … [Read More...]


Germanna’s 300th anniversary is top story in local newspaper

Today the Culpeper Star Exponent's top story in their print version is Germanna's 300th anniversary: Germanna marks 300th anniversary with celebration The Germanna … [Read More...]


Did you ever wonder how the 1714 colonists were related?

Here's a chart that shows the interrelatedness of the Germanna Colonists upon arrival, April 1714. Marriages reflecting the ancestry of the husband, wife or both. How to … [Read More...]

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