• Upcoming events

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    *Please note all walking tours are rain or shine*

    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.

    A Bold Stroke for Freedom: Freedom Seekers (Runaway slaves) in Fauquier County

    Open now!

     

    For an enslaved person in Fauquier County, running away meant many difficult choices and dangerous paths. The decision to make a bid for liberty truly was "a bold stroke for freedom". This exhibit tells stories of enslaved men, women and children who took the risk for their liberty and the ways in which the jail proved a barrier to that desperate hope.

    Warrenton Wizard Walk

    July 17th 9AM-9PM

    Free

     

    Grab your Wizard Hats & Capes and join us for the 1st Annual Warrenton Wizard Walk on Saturday, July 17 from 10am-9pm. Old Town Warrenton will be full of Wizardish Fun, Games & Shenanigans!

     

    The Schedule:

    10am-5pm: Shops & Restaurants in Old Town will offer activities inside their establishments. These activities will run throughout the day.

    *Collect your Wizarding Passport from The Town Hall (or participating merchants) and fulfill 4 activities on one block to get sorted into your Old Town House.

    Fulfill 4 activities on each block & collect your Commemorative Coin from the Head of Nevillmore House at the New Town Hall.

     

    The Museum will be participating with its own fun Wizard related activities and we hope to see you come by!

     

    For a schedule of events check out the Facebook page for the event https://www.facebook.com/warrentonwizardwalk

    Paranormal Investigation of the Old Jail

    July 23rd 7:30PM-9:30PM

    $20 in-person tickets

    $10 Virtual Tickets

     

    The Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail invites you to for an in-person ghost hunting experience! From 7:30PM to 9:30PM July 23rd, Culpeper Paranormal Investigations will bring their equipment and expertise to investigate the Old Jail for any and all paranormal activity. As we search the jail, a docent from the museum will tell terrifying, real stories of our encounters with spirits while the museum has been in operation.

     

    The limit for number of people we can fit for the investigation is 26 people so get your tickets now if you want to come in person! However, there will be virtual element as well for those people who could not get in-person tickets in time, cannot access the museum, or live to far away. In-person tickets will be $20, while virtual tickets will be $10. We can't wait to see what we find!

     

    Click here for tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/in-person-paranormal-investigation-of-the-old-jail-tickets-161845607569

    Lecture with historian Dave Goetz on "Ever the Grey Ghost: Colonel John Singleton Mosby and the Lincoln Conspiracies"

    July 31st 7:00PM-8:00PM

    PATH Foundation Conference rooms

    Donation only, pay what you can afford!

     

    Join the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail for our first in-person lecture since March 2020! We are welcoming our very own Dave Goetz to give a talk on the subject of his book "Ever the Grey Ghost: Colonel John Singleton Mosby and the Lincoln Conspiracies". Tickets are donation only, you pay what you can afford! The lecture will take place at the Path Foundation in their conference rooms but we will also be streaming it virtually for those who cannot make it in person, for the same donation only ticket. We hope to see you there!

     

    Purchase tickets here