• Upcoming events

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

    *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.

  • Colonel Mosby Sites Walking Tour

    July 2, 2022 at 12PM

    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. We will start at the jail and move through the town from there.

     

    Walking tour fee is $10/person, $8 for FHS members. You can purchase tickets here

    Explore Main Street Walking Tour: A Historic View

    June 25th 12PM

    Join the Fauquier History Museum for a leisurely stroll down Warrenton's Historic Main Street. Walk with a Historical Society Guide and explore stories from the past that make each building in historic "Old Town" unique. The tour will begin at the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail, located at 10 Ashby St. in Warrenton, VA. The tour will take about 1 hour and walk along the sidewalks on Downtown Warrenton.

     

    Walking tour fee is $10/person, $8 for FHS members. You can purchase tickets here

    History on Tap

    No ticket needed!

    Historic Homes of Culpeper Street Walking Tour

    May 21st 12PM

    Known for its lovely and stylistic homes, Culpeper Street in "Old Town" Warrenton is full of history. Take a step back in time with a walking tour lead by a Fauquier Historical Society Guide. The tour will begin at the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail, located at 10 Ashby St. in Warrenton, VA. The tour will take about 1 hour and walk along the sidewalks. This walking tour does include hilly terrain.

     

    Walking tour fee is $10/person, $8 for FHS members. You can purchase tickets here

    Saturday Lecture: Fauquier in World War I

    May 21st 7PM

    Edmund Potter, Curator and Board member of the 116th Regiment Foundation, will be joining us on May 21st at 7PM to detail the history of the 116th Regiment in World War I, a unit that contained a descendant company of the famous "Warrenton Rifles".
    The talk will take place in the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail Courtyard and there will also be a Zoom option for those who wish to remain at home. This is a rescheduled event from April of 2022. You can purchase tickets here
    Tickets are donation only so pay what you can afford! The link for the Zoom call will be sent the day of the event for participants who purchase tickets.

    Mysteries of the Murals Walking Tour

    June 4th 12 Noon

    Join the Fauquier History Museum for a leisurely stroll to the Mural Building on 4th Street. Walk with a Historical Society Guide and discover the many hidden images in the three large paintings by artist Stuart White. The tour will begin at the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail, located at 10 Ashby St. in Warrenton, VA. The tour will take about 1 hour.

     

    Walking tour fee is $10/person, $8 for FHS members. You can purchase tickets here

    Historic Homes of Culpeper Street Walking Tour

    June 25th 12 Noon

    Known for its lovely and stylistic homes, Culpeper Street in "Old Town" Warrenton is full of history. Take a step back in time with a walking tour lead by a Fauquier Historical Society Guide. The tour will begin at the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail, located at 10 Ashby St. in Warrenton, VA. The tour will take about 1 hour and walk along the sidewalks. This walking tour does include hilly terrain.

     

    Walking tour fee is $10/person, $8 for FHS members. You can purchase tickets here

    Explore Main Street Walking Tour: a historic view

    July 9th 12 Noon

    Join the Fauquier History Museum for a leisurely stroll down Warrenton's Historic Main Street. Walk with a Historical Society Guide and explore stories from the past that make each building in historic "Old Town" unique. The tour will begin at the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail, located at 10 Ashby St. in Warrenton, VA. The tour will take about 1 hour and walk along the sidewalks on Downtown Warrenton.

     

    Walking tour fee is $10/person, $8 for FHS members. You can purchase tickets here

    Historic Homes of Culpeper Street Walking Tour

    July 23rd 12 Noon

    Known for its lovely and stylistic homes, Culpeper Street in "Old Town" Warrenton is full of history. Take a step back in time with a walking tour lead by a Fauquier Historical Society Guide. The tour will begin at the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail, located at 10 Ashby St. in Warrenton, VA. The tour will take about 1 hour and walk along the sidewalks. This walking tour does include hilly terrain.

     

    Walking tour fee is $10/person, $8 for FHS members. You can purchase tickets here
  • Past Events

    Take a look at some events we have run in before and may run again!

    Historic Happy Hour

    Saturday September 11th, 6 PM to 8 PM

    Tickets: Free for members, non-member see below

     

    In appreciation of our members to the Fauquier Historical Society the museum is holding a Historic Happy Hour from 6PM to 8PM Saturday September 11! There will be wine, beer, and light appetizers provided as well as stories from our staff and board of sensational court cases in Fauquier history.

     

    Members get in free while non-members will receive access to the event as well as a years membership to the Fauquier Historical Society with the purchase of a $30 ticket (the exact price of membership). Get a non-member friend to purchase membership for the event and win a free 1776 Eugene Scheel map! RSVP by emailing info@fauquierhistory.org, calling 540-347-5525 or registering for a ticket on right here

    Annual Yard Sale-Spring Festival

    Saturday September 18th, 9 AM to 5 PM

     

    The Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail is holding our Annual Spring Yard Sale, but in the fall! Spring Festival was rescheduled in Warrenton to September 18th and so our yard sale will be held during the festival. Shop the tables on our front lawn for great stuff you didn't know you needed. And don't forget to plan time to explore the museum, too.

    Annual Warrenton Ghost Walk Tours!

    October 2022 dates coming soon! 7PM-8:30

    - tours every 15 minutes

    Tours last 1 hour

    Tickets=$15

    Purchase here

     

    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 8:30PM on October 23rd and October 30th . Tickets are $15 per person.

     

    *This tour is not suitable for children under 12

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

    Third Annual Scout Day

    November 7, 2021

    11AM to 3PM

    $7 per scout sibling or friends

    1 adult free with each scout

    Get ticket here

     

     

    This is the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail's Third Annual Scout Day, where scouts will come to the museum, pick up a specially designed scavenger hunt of the museum and the town and collect a special Fauquier History Patch. Scouts will find stamps at select locations to put on their scavenger hunt. They will have access to the entire museum for the hunt. The event takes place Sunday, November 7, 2021 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

     

    This event will take place rain or shine. This is not a drop off event - scouts must be accompanied by an adult

    Ticket purchase includes access to the museum, scavenger hunt/passport, and a "Old Jail fun patch"

    Advance reservations are not necessary