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Things to see, do and enjoy, in Historic Occoquan, VA

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Anewed Soul Designs

From an early age, Anewed Soul Designs realized that design was their calling. This talented designer puts their heart and soul into each new project, and this intense passion for all things design is reflected by their exceptional and highly varied portfolio. For a better idea of this designer’s style and capabilities, please have a look at their past work below.

Address: 125 Mill Street, #11, Occoquan
Phone: (571) 492-2975
Facebook: AnewedSoulDesigns

Hitchcock Paper Company

Hitchcock Paper Co. is a boutique stationery shop overlooking the river in historic Occoquan, Virginia. We present beautiful and high quality paper products from a wide selection of artists, small businesses, and favorite brands. In addition to cards and stationery we carry a curated selection of journals, calendars, gift wrap, craft supplies, planners, calligraphy supplies, pens, and artwork. We also carry seasonal paper-based jewelry, wreaths made from book pages, candles, and other carefully curated gifts.

Address: 125 Mill Street, #6, Occoquan
Phone: (571) 398-6601
Website: www.HitchcockPaper.com
Email: Info@HitchcockPaper.com

Marin WoodTurning

We are a small family owned business located in Occoquan, VA. We focus on selling woodturning items, such as bowls, boxes, pens and more. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Address: 313 Mill Street, #F, Occoquan
Phone: (703) 565-3336
Website: www.MarinWoodturning.com
Email: MarinWoodturning@Gmail.com

Local Colour

Gallery & Boutique

Local Colour Old Town is owned by Rachael Bright, a local artist. The gallery is filled with handmade works of art, jewelry, pottery, dolls, & photography. "We feature art and handmade jewelry made locally by DC, Maryland and Virginia artists."

Address: 408 Mill St, Occoquan
Phone: (571) 308-8738
Website: www.LocalColourOldTown.com

Touch of Nature:

Organic Allure

Welcome to Organic Allure - 100% organic and vegan skin care products. Handmade with love. All natural, Organic, and plant based ingredients. We are also a Metaphysical Shop.  Welcome!

Address: 202 Union Street, #102, Occoquan
Phone: (571) 398-0885
Website: www.TheOrganicAllure.com/

Email: OrganicAllureUSA@gmail.com

Sincerely Yours

Stained Glass Studio

We create and design custom stained glass panels, lamps, suncatchers or any idea you may have. We also do stained glass repairs and restorations. Classes are available on an individual basis. Classes are continuous in 5-week segments, 2 hours per week. Gifts for purchase are also available.

Address: 214 Commerce St. #A, Occoquan
Phone: (703) 490-0827
Website: www.YourStainedGlass.com

Facebook: SincerelyYSGS

Glory Be

Welcome to Glory Be - From the beginning, Marla established Glory Be as the cozy, friendly, hopeful and happy place that it has been for over 17 years. We strive to continue the spirit of the store just as she created it, and hope you'll come visit us soon! GLORY BE

Address: 305 Mill Street, Occoquan
Phone: (703) 490-1441
Website: www.GloryBeHome.com

Anderson's Country Store

Welcome to Anderson's Country Store - COMING SOON: This is an announcement video for the new store in Occoquan - come here and get all your basic household needs, milk, bread, eggs, fruits, advil and aleve, tabacco and if you want ice-cream - we have that too. We'll also be smoking some GREAT meats.

Opening Full Time Soon - Currently open 11-5 Sat/Sun

Address: 203 Union Street, Occoquan
Email: KoncreteKathy@Msn.com
Facebook: Anderson's Country Store

So Bohemian

Welcome to So Bohemian. An eclectic mix of international and designer fashions, accessories and handcrafted jewelry.

"I always tell my customers: If you have to ask me what I think, that means you're not sure. So it's not important what I think--it's important that you like the way you look and the way you feel in what you select." - Nathalie Quiveors-Omar (owner)

…Clothing that’s free-spirited, timeless & artistic.

… Jewelry that’s striking, creative & unique.

… Accessories that are stunning, memorable & original.

Address: 310 D Mill St, Occoquan
Phone: (703) 490-1192
Website: www.SoBohemian.com


Welcome to Spinaweb. Responding to world wide orders, the gifted weavers at Spinaweb produce woven fabric made into fashionable clothing and boutique items such as placemats, rugs, baby blankets, bears, and holiday gifts in the shop located in Occoquan, Virginia. Catering to special orders as part of the small town service provided by Spinaweb, the weavers gladly match color schemes, suggest appropriate styles, and give the added personal attention that customers expect from a specialty shop.

Address: 305 Commerce St, Occoquan

Phone: (703) 491-7422

Website: Spinaweb.HistoricOccoquan.com

Paint Your Heart Out

Welcome to Paint Your Heart Out.

"Making art just feels good. To use your hands, your mind and spirit to create something from your own imagination is pure delight. Our purpose is to ignite in you the desire to create art. Our sunny studio is a truly inviting space, inspiring your inner artist to come out and play. We offer pottery painting, mosaic making and hand-building with clay. We also host birthdays, and group outings. Come experience the joy of making art with us."

-Nikki Vandover, Owner

Address: 125 Mill St # 7, Occoquan

Phone: (703) 492-7223

Website: www.PaintYourHeartOut.com

Gift & Gather

Welcome to Gift & Gather. Gift and Gather is located in the charming town of Occoquan, Virginia. Situated about 30 miles south of Washington, DC, this historic 18th-century town is now a haven for art studios, restaurants, and numerous small boutiques. Situated right next to the Occoquan River, our town is the perfect day trip for those wanting to shop small as well as for those interested in spending the day on the water.

Address: 307 Mill St, Occoquan

Phone: (703) 910-6603

Website: www.GiftAndGather.com

Artists Undertaking Co-Op Gallery

Welcome to the Artist Undertaking Co-Op Gallery.

Today, 17 established local artists offer original art and crafts and staff the gallery daily. Media include watercolor and oil paintings, etchings, photography, drawings, mixed media collage, pottery, fused artglass, turned wood, and eggshell carving. Commissions are welcome in all media—for example, paintings of special places, unique pieces of jewelry, digital restoration of old photographs, or the creation of unique objects for display.

Address: 309 Mill St, Occoquan

Phone: (703) 494-0584

Website: www.ArtistsUndertaking.com

Patriot Scuba

Welcome to Patriot Scuba. Have you ever wondered what it's like to breathe underwater? If you want to find out but aren't quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving will let you try scuba to see if you like it. While not an actual scuba certification, during the Discover Scuba Diving experience you'll learn how to use scuba equipment in shallow water and get a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world. Come and learn how to dive, buy equipment, get repairs, and much more!

Address: 305 Mill St B-1, Occoquan

Phone: (703) 490-1175

Website: www.PatriotScuba.com


Potomac Chocolate

Welcome to Potomac Chocolate - Potomac Chocolate is a small American craft chocolate maker in Woodbridge, VA.

"In my absurdly small workshop, I transform ethically sourced raw cacao into award-winning craft chocolate. My process has one goal: to create delicious bean-to-bar chocolate that highlights the unique flavors of each cacao origin. Learn more about Potomac Chocolate or my chocolate making process."

-Ben Rasmussen, Chocolate Maker & Owner, Potomac Chocolate

Address: 304 Mill Street, #102, Occoquan
Phone: (703) 672-0336
Website: www.PotomacChocolate.com

Grind N Crepe
A premier coffee shop serving up sweet and savory crepes.

Lots of outdoor as well as indoor seating - order inside and we'll bring your Crepe and Coffee over to you.

We're open long hours, cause we want to be your first coffee in the morning, and your after-work hang-out.  Come join us - we're all family here!

Address: 301 Commerce Street, Occoquan
Phone: (571) 572-3258

Facebook: GrindNCrepe

Email: GrindNCrepe@gmail.com

Zorba's Grill

Welcome to Zorba's Grill - We are family-owned and operated serving you authentic flavors of Greek, Italian and American food. Serving only fresh, high quality ingredients - we guarantee you'll enjoy your time with us.

Address: 201 Union St, Occoquan
Phone: (703) 852-0062

Website: www.ZorbasGrill.com/

Email: Info@ZorbasGrill.com

The Spot on Mill Street

Here at The Spot on Mill Street, our mission is to provide the perfect environment for relaxing and promoting community spirit. Our love of the military, veterans, and community first responders is a high priority. We work with veteran-owned companies and local businesses that support both military and first responders.

Address: 406 Mill Street, Occoquan
Phone: (703) 499-8809

Website: www.TheSpotOnMillStreet.com

Email: Denise@TheSpotOnMillStreet.com

Third Base & Frozen Custard

From our family to yours! Tired of the same old meals? Enjoy Occoquan's best pizzas at some of the top pizza restaurants in the area. Local residents have made Third Base & Frozen Custard Parlor one of the most popular in the area. Sample what they have to offer and see if you agree.

Address: 202 Commerce St, Occoquan
Phone: (571) 398-2613

Website: www.ThirdBaseFrozenCustardParlor.com

So Olive Oil & Vinegar Shop

So Olive is an independent olive oil store located in Historic Occoquan, Virginia. Our commitment is to provide the best extra virgin olive oils all year round. 

In our retail shop, you are encouraged to sample all of our oils and vinegar and learn how to identify good quality, healthy olive oil compared to low quality olive oil, as well as the many uses and flavor combinations you may enjoy.

Address: 125 Mill St, Occoquan
Phone: (571) 398-2377

Website: www.SoOlive.com

Leaf & Petal:

Tea & Remedies

Leaf & Petal is a tea and remedies shop in the heart of Occoquan. We carry meticulously selected all-natural products that kindle wellness, good energy, and a sense of peace.  Our specialties include delicious, healing teas, herbal remedies, and aromatherapy products. We also carry new and vintage teapots, mugs and teacups, tea accessories, vinyl stickers, original local art, and more. Come visit us for a sample of our loose-leaf teas, and a lovely shopping experience.

Address: 201 Union Street, #C, Occoquan
Phone: (703) 498-7552
Website: https://LeafandPetalVA.com

Crave Kagen Water

Water is the most important substance in the world, but not all water is created equal. Kangen water comes from a Japanese medical device. So now you can have fresh ionized and alkaline water in your kitchen or at any faucet.

For over four decades, Japan-based Enagic International has been the leading manufacturer of alkaline ionizers and water filtration machines in the world. Our passion is to transform the tap water in your home into pure healthy electrolyzed-reduced and hydrogen-rich drinking water.

Address: 206 Union St #101, Occoquan
Phone: Call Ankha at (703) 586-4854
Website: https://CraveKangen.YourBodyIsWater.info

Instagram: @cravekangen

Email: CraveKangen@gmail.com

Ballywhack Shack

Welcome to Ballywhack Shack. Ballywhack Shack provides uniques fresh-made sandwiches, pressed cheese paninis, soups, specials & hot dogs, locally roasted coffee, snacks, sweets, & beverages. Proudly provides vegetarian selections and gluten-free options from Rise Bakery.

Address: 304 Mill St #104, Occoquan
Phone: (703) 772-0068
Website: www.BallywhackShack.com

Bar J Chili Parlor and Restaurant

A local, family owned restaurant started in 1980, has reopened in Occoquan. Va, serving some of the best tex-mex and chili.

Happy Hour: M-F 3PM-7PM

Address: 125 Mill St, Occoquan
Phone: (571) 398-6294
Facebook: BarJOccoquan



Where to buy glasses or buy makeup?    Personal Needs  |  Beauty


Occoquan Optical

Too many times we hear about how people don't get help when selecting their eyewear or that they didn't get a proper fitting when they picked up their last pair of glasses. It drives us CRAZY! This shouldn't happen! That is what we are HERE for. We will assist you in finding the right frame that compliments your features and natural coloring while taking your prescription and eyewear needs into consideration. Whether it's a small adjustment or repair, we will do our VERY BEST to help you with your eyewear.

Address: 125 Mill Street, #12, Occoquan
Phone: (703) 310-6644
Website: www.OccoquanOptical.com

Labella Bridal Shop & Boutique

We are one of the premiere stores for brides and other party gowns in Northern Virginia. Our shop is located in the beautiful and charming Occoquan, Virginia. We feature after Five Gowns, formal wear, evening wear, prom dresses, military ball gowns, wedding dresses, tiaras, bridesmaids dresses, mother of the bride dresses, tuxedo, groom wear, and couture gowns. Looking for Bridal Gowns, Prom Dresses and Accessories for your major event? Then look no more. Labella Bridal & Consignment is here to help.

Address: 313 Mill St, Occoquan Historic District, VA 22125
Phone: (703) 494-2929
Website: www.LabellaBridalBoutique.com

Labella Too Alteration

A wonderful extension of Labella Bridal Shop & Boutique, get your Alterations TOO, here at Labella Too Alteration.

Address: 313 Mill St, Occoquan Historic District, VA 22125
Phone: (703) 494-2929
Website: www.LabellaBridalBoutique.com

Jerry's Occoquan Jewelers

Jerry’s Occoquan Jewelers has been serving the Metro area’s fashion-forward community for more than 38 years. We’ve been helping our clients celebrate and commemorate engagements, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and “just because” occasions since 1976. With an ever evolving selection of jewelry ranging from our own copyright designs, well known designers, and emerging artists, Jerry's Occoquan Jewelers can assist you in choosing the perfect piece to express your own individual style.

Address: 306 Mill St, Occoquan

Phone: (703) 494-2904

Website: JerrysOccoquanJewelers.com

Forever Young

Welcome to Forever Young. The Shop is located in the beautiful Historic District of Occoquan on Commerce street. Nestled amongst Boutiques, Coffee Shops, Great Restaurants, and walking trails along the Potomac River. We offer Complimentary Consultations; Free Parking, and handicap accessible; Offering Skin Care Services to keep you looking Youthful and Natural. Forever Young is a participating provider for patient rewards programs with: Alle (formerly Brilliant Distinctions), Aspire, Xperience, and Evolus.

Address: 301A Commerce St, Occoquan

Phone: (703) 651-2553

Website: www.ForeverYoungToday.com



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Places for SALE

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1-Level Condo
FOR SALE: $199,900.00

1550 Renate Dr, Woodbridge, VA 22192

Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty

You will love this NEWLY RENOVATED 1 bedroom/1 bathroom condo less than a mile from the charming Old Town Occoquan. Floor plan has been rejuvenated to an open and contemporary style. Gleaming new luxury vinyl planks and recessed lights throughout.

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4-Level Condo
FOR SALE: $874,900.00

227 Mill St, Occoquan, VA 22125

Listing Courtesy of TTR Sotheby's International Realty

It is like being on vacation while being at home. Enjoy this luxury property near the water with its own boat slip. It is convenient to so much. Unique chance to own an investment property with tenants in place until 1/31/2025. Buyers can also plan their retirement out now to move in later while collecting rental income.

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1-Level Condo
FOR SALE: $175,000.00

1602 Renate Drive #202, Woodbridge, VA 22192

Listing Courtesy of RE/MAX Real Estate Connections

Great unit! One level with large bedroom and bathroom. Large windows throughout the gives out plenty of sunshine. Balcony. Located just of 95 and Rt 123! Commuter lots and Historic Occoquan, shops and marina walking distance. Laundry in lower level of building. Condo fees includes all utilities. Subject to leasing expiring Dec. 30, 2022.

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3-Level Town Home
FOR SALE: $390,000.00

12838 Tumbling Brook Ln, Woodbridge, VA 22192

Listing Courtesy of RPM Direct, LLC

Welcome Home! Awesome Location close to the commuter lot and VRE! As soon as you enter the front door your greeted with a foyer and to your left is you living room with beautiful flooring! Followed by a formal dining room and oh my gosh.

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3-Level Town Home
FOR SALE: $950,000.00

1552 Rivertown Pl, Occoquan, VA 22125

Listing Courtesy of ERA Teachers, Inc.

BUILDER TO PAY PURCHASER CLOSING COSTS UP TO 3% of LOAN AMOUNT !! GRAND OPENING OF NEW CONSTRUCTION COMMUNITY -> An INCREDIBLE FIND ! Old world charm with contemporary flair in NEW CONSTRUCTION brick home with three finished levels including walk out basement.

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Seller Review

From our first contact with Chris and Shris, we could tell that they were not only nice, friendly people, but they were personally involved in the community. They're also exceptionally knowledgeable about the market, and especially the market in my neighborhood. I have bought and sold numerous  homes, and their comprehensive marketing strategy exceeds that of any realtor I have ever worked with by miles! Chris personally canvassed the area to put out the word about our open house, and created the most professional marketing package I've seen in the industry. Together they were a tireless team, and my house had multiple full-price offers within 2-3 days of hitting the market! If I were to list another home in Northern VA, whether buying or selling, I wouldn't even consider partnering with anyone else! When friends or family decide to list a house to sell, or look for one to buy, the Dudleys will be who I recommend they use for realtor needs without hesitation.

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Kurtis and Lorrie Parks

Buyer Review

We recently bought a new home, and with all the boxes finally unpacked I wanted to take a few moments to tell you just what a wonderful experience we had with the purchase of our home. If you are in the market to buy of sell your house, or even if you are just curious, please consider giving Chris Dudley at The Dudley Real Estate Group a call. Attentive, responsive and with great attention to detail, Chris will see to your every need and will instill a sense of confidence in the home-buying process. They are incredibly knowledgeable and have at their disposal a great network of lenders, insurance agents and inspectors and together they will treat you with special care and attention and make you feel as though you are their only client. According to those in the know, Chris writes the most beautiful contract, crafted with meticulous care, making it very difficult for the seller to ignore. I cannot recommend Chris at The Dudley Real Estate Group highly enough. Give Chris a call.

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Roger and Luchelle Isaacs

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