• A Heritage Experience in the Heart of Virginia

  • The Fauquier Historical Society

    The museum is open! See below for more details about new hours and policies.

    Our Mission

    We aim to stimulate interest in Fauquier County and Virginia history by preserving the evidence of our past, connecting it to our present and educating the community about its importance to our future.

    Our Society & Museum

    The Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail

    The Fauquier Historical Society has over 300 members dedicated to preserving Fauquier County's rich history. We maintain a local museum, housed in an 1808 jail, in Warrenton beside the Fauquier County Courthouse.

    Hours & Admission

    The museum has reopened! Look below for our revised hours and restrictions.

    Voted "Best Local Museum" by The Fauquier Times Readers' Choice

    2018 & 2019!

    Current Hours

    Friday-Monday, 11AM - 4PM

    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: CLOSED

    **The museum will be closed on Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, & Easter.


    Covid-19 Restrictions and Policies

    We ask that visitors adhere to the following requirements:

    • Please wear a facemask while walking through the museum.
    • Maintain social distance between groups.
    • Wash your hands and sanitize when the opportunity presents itself.
    • If possible, use credit rather than cash.

    We are under a 10 person max limitation. If we are at capacity when you arrive, not to worry! We will take your name, number and direct you to some great places you can check out in old town Warrenton while you are waiting. When our numbers go down, we will call and tell you we are ready!


    Adults (18+) $5
    Seniors (65+) $3.50
    Military $3.50

    Students (w/ID): $2
    Children (6 and over) $2
    Children under 6 are FREE

    Special rates available for groups of 15 or more. Please call (540) 347-5525 for details.

    Join our Volunteer Team!

    The Fauquier Historical Society is looking for passionate, dedicated, and engaging volunteers to interact with visitors at the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail.


    For more information about volunteer opportunities, please contact info@fauquierhistory.org


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