• Upcoming events

    To purchase tickets and for more details click the "tickets" link

    *Please note all walking tours are rain or shine*

    McCormick's Corner

    Open Now!

     

    Explore Fauquier's agricultural history in a new interactive space. Geared toward pre-k and elementary children this specially designed area features hands-on activities for children and their families. We invite visits by families, and community groups to explore, experience, and connect Fauquier history in a fun environment.

     

    Veterans of Fauquier County

    Open now!

     

    Fauquier County has a rich history of military service and this exhibit explores the stories of eight veterans of Fauquier County throughout its history. Includes stories from the Barbary Wars to World War II. Names will be rotated periodically throughout the year to feature new stories.

    Women Are People: The Equal Suffrage League of Virginia

    Open now!

     

    The Equal Suffrage League of Virginia was the most successful suffrage organization in the South. The ESL played an instrumental role in educating the state on women's suffrage, pushing for an amendment to the state constitution, and eventually attempting to get the 19th amendment ratified in Virginia. Come to the museum to learn more about the history the ESL and how they brought the suffrage movement to Fauquier County.

    Family History Day

    October 7th, 2020

    Slots available at 10:00AM, 11:30AM, 1:00PM and 2:30PM

    1 hour program

    Limited size groups

    $25 a family or group

    Reservations required

    To purchase tickets click Here

     

    The Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail welcomes you and your family or loved ones to join us for a special day of historical games and activities!

     

    Participate in these special activities:

    • Explore the Jail Kitchen with it's original hearth
    • Learn about herbs and kitchen gadgets from long ago
    • Grind corn on your own or with a special corn grinder 
    • Play with old fashioned games in the courtyard
    • Have fun with chores in the courtyard
    • Engage in a scavenger hunt of the Old Jail
    • Discover the history of Fauquier County and Warrenton 
    • Experience the museum's exhibits

    Tickets will become available soon, advanced registration required, sign up for a timeslot in order to reserve your spot.

     

    We will be rotating through stations, three groups total for the hour. Social distancing will be maintained and masks will be required. All groups will have access to hand sanitizer throughout.

     

    Please Note: Family History day is held rain-or-shine. In the event of rain, certain activities may be canceled or moved inside. This is NOT a drop off event-all children must be accompanied by an adult. The museum is not handicapped or stroller acceptable.

     

     

    Virtual Lecture: The Equal Suffrage League of Virginia

    October 10, 2020 2:00pm

    Tickets $6

    To purchase tickets click Here

     

    Barbara C. Batson, Co-author of The Campaign for Woman Suffrage in Virginia and the Exhibition Coordinator for the Library of Virginia, will give a virtual lecture on the history of the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia. The Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment's ratification and this lecture will take you through the efforts of the largest Woman Suffrage group in the state as they fought to bring the vote to women in Virginia.

     

    The lecture will take place on Zoom, a videoconferencing tool. Guests will need to sign up for a free zoom account and include their email so that they can receive the link for the lecture.

    Warrenton Ghost Tours

    October 17th and 24th 7-9PM

    Scheduled Tour slots: 7:00, 7:15, 7:30, 7:45, 8:00, 8:15

     

    Join the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail for a journey through Warrenton's history of terrifying occurrences, unexplainable happenings and down right scary paranormal sightings. Each group will be guided from the Old Jail in Warrenton throughout the town where story-tellers will feature chilling, true tales of spirits haunting the town.

     

    Advanced registration is required and there will be six timeslots available for both nights from 7:00PM to 8:15PM . Tickets are $15 per person.

    To purchase tickets click Here

     

    *This tour is not suitable for children under 12

    **All children under 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult

    ***Masks will be required and hand sanitizer will be available throughout. Please wear good walking shoes.

     

    Scout Day

    November 8, 2020 11am-2pm

    Tickets Coming Soon

     

    Join us at the Old Jail for a fun-filled afternoon!

     

    • Scavenger hunt for unique things throughout the museum and historic downtown Warrenton
    • Collect “passport” stamps at different locations
    • Completed scavenger hunt/passports will earn every child participant a special “Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail fun patch” 
    • Please, bring a snack or lunch to enjoy on the front lawn

    Cost:

    $7 per scout, siblings or friends

    1 adult FREE with each scout

    $2 per additional adult

     

    Ticket purchase includes access to the museum, a scavenger hunt/passport, and an “Old Jail fun patch.” Advance reservations are not necessary.

     

    This is NOT a drop off event – all scouts must be accompanied by an adult!

    Free Admission Day for Veterans!

    November 11, 2020 10am-4pm

     

    To thank all of our men and women in uniform (past & present) join us for a free ticket to the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail!

     

    *Military ID required

    Virtual Lecture: Bound to the Fire-How Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent American Cuisine

    November 14, 2020 2:00pm

    Link to tickets here

     

    Join us as Dr. Kelley Fanto Deetz gives a lecture on the subject of her critically acclaimed book titled Bound to the Fire: How Virginia's Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent American Cuisine. Dr. Deetz is the Director of Programming, Education, and Visitor Engagement at Stratford Hall. She holds a BA in Africana Studies and History from The College of William & Mary and an MA and Ph.D. in African Diaspora Studies from the University of California at Berkeley. She has taught at U.C. Berkeley, Randolph College, Roanoke College, University of Lynchburg, and the University of Virginia.

     

    The lecture will take place on Zoom, a videoconferencing tool. Guests will need to sign up for a free zoom account and include their email so that they can receive the link for the lecture. Tickets are $6.

     

    Col. Mosby Sites Walking Tour

    December 6, 2020 12:30pm

    Tickets Coming Soon

     

    Explore the history of the Civil War with a walking tour highlighting the life of Colonel John S. Mosby. This tour will guide visitors to numerous sites associated with the “Grey Ghost” and his legacy in Old Town Warrenton. If you look closely you might even catch a glimpse of him yourself! Walking tour fee is $10/person, $8 for FHS members, and $5 for children under 12.

     

    Tour will take approximately 45 minutes and start at the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail.