• Upcoming events

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    *Please note all walking tours are rain or shine, unless given a rain date*

    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.

     

    First Friday

    October 4, 2019 6-8pm

    FREE Admission

    Historic Homes of Culpeper St. Walking Tour

    October 6, 2019 1pm

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    Due to popular demand, please join us for an additional Sunday tour of Culpeper Street, Warrenton, VA!

    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 local historian Lory Payne. 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 1.5 hours and walk along the sidewalks. This walking tour does include hilly terrain. Walking tour fee is $10/person, $8 for FHS members, and $5 for children under 12.

     

    **Comfortable walking shoes are recommended**

    Warrenton Ghost Walks

    October 18, 19, 25 & 26th

    6pm-9pm (tours leave every half hour)

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    Come out and enjoy an hour of ghostly tales as the Fauquier Historical Society’s costumed guides lead you through Old Town Warrenton. Tickets are $15 for adults/children over 12, and $5 for children age 6-12. Children 5 and under are free.

    Tours are limited and sell out quickly so get your tickets early! Due to limited tour sizes all tickets are non-refundable and occur rain or shine.

     

    Joining us with small children? 6pm and 6:30pm tours are specially designed for families with younger children. We strongly encourage families with children to sign up for these.

     

    Be sure to pick up your special wristband to unlock discounts at local Old Town shops and restaurants. Select merchants open late! Wristbands can be picked up only on the evening of your scheduled tour.

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    1st Annual Scout Day!

    November 3, 2019 12pm-4pm Tickets on Sale

    $7 per scout, siblings or friends (1 adult included with each scout)

    $2 per additional adult

     

    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

     

    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!

    Veteran's Day

    November 11, 2019

     

    FREE admission to all Veterans. All branches of service welcomed!

    *Military ID is required

    Mysteries of the Mural Walking Tour

    December 7, 2019 12:30pm

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    Take a step back in time and travel the streets of Warrenton with author, David Goetz. On this tour visitors, will explore three building murals hidden in Historic Downtown Warrenton. Discover their stories, the painters, and the marks they leave on Warrenton today. Tour will take approximately 45 minutes. 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. Rain date will be following day.

    **Visitors are urged to bring binoculars**

    Col. Mosby Sites Walking Tour

    December 21, 2019 12:30pm

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    Explore the history of the Civil War a walking tour highlighting the life of Colonel John S. Mosby. Lead by author, David Goetz, the tour will guide visitors to numerous sites associated with the “Grey Ghost” and his legacy in Old Town Warrenton. 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. Rain date will be following day.