• 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.

     

    Mysteries of the Mural Walking Tour

    December 7, 2019 12:30pm

    Tickets on Sale

     

    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

    Tickets on Sale

     

    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.

    2020 COMING SOON!

    Please keep checking back often as we will be adding more 2020 events!

    Paranormal Investigation & Tour

    March 13, 2020 7-9pm

    Tickets Coming Soon

     

    Join us for a special Friday the 13th paranormal tour! Located in Fauquier County's Old Jail, the Fauquier History Museum has had its fair share of paranormal activity. Sightings, unexplainable voices and sounds, and other paranormal activity have been reported by both staff and guests. Join staff in this after hours’ tour and investigation.

     

    *This event is not suitable for children under 12.

    **Children under 18, must be accompanied by an adult.

    Col. Mosby Sites Walking Tour

    March 28, 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.

    Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day!

    April 4, 2020 10am-4pm

    Tickets available February 2020

     

    Join the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail in this annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, April 4, 2020.

    To get your free ticket please visit: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/venues/museum/fauquier-history-museum-at-the-old-jail-G9C/

    *Tickets must be obtained through the Smithsonian magazine website
    **Tickets must be presented upon arrival either printed or digitally.

    Historic Homes of Culpeper Street

    April 18, 2020 1pm

    Tickets Coming Soon

     

    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**

    Free Museum Fridays

    May 1, 2020 6-8:30pm

     

    Join us during Experience Old Town Warrenton's First Fridays for free admission! Please note free admission is only during evening hours.

     

     

    A Night at the Old Jail

    May 2-3, 2020

    Tickets Coming Soon

     

    Join us for a special sleepover event! Be among the first since our inmates to stay the night in Fauquier’s Historic Old Jail. Sightings, unexplainable voices and sounds, and other paranormal activity have been reported by both staff and guests. This is a one-of-a-kind evening offers visitors an adventure of discovery that is unlike anything they have ever experienced.

     

    Explore the jail with a paranormal investigation and hear the tales of the jails percent residents. Visitors are encouraged to bring cameras and small, battery-operated devices, but they are not required. Click the ticket link for more details!

     

    *All ticket holders must be 14 years or older.

    **Minors must be with an adult ticket holder.

    Free Admission Day for Mom!

    May 10, 2020 12pm-4pm

     

    Celebrate Mother's Day with a free ticket to the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail!

    Meet the Authors: Chuck Mauro & Don Hakenson

    May 16, 2020 1-3pm

    Free

     

    A Tour Guide and History of Col. John S. Mosby’s Operations in Fauquier County, Virginia is your personal guide to over 165 locations in Fauquier County. At these sites Colonel John Singleton Mosby conducted some of his most famous raids during the Civil War, as well as other notable Civil War sites in Fauquier. Guide includes a map, GPS coordinates, addresses, stories and photographs for each site.

     

    Don Hakenson and Chuck Mauro are acclaimed, award winning authors on Mosby and local Civil War history. They were named Northern Virginians of the Year by Northern Virginia Magazine in 2015.

     

    Copies of their book will be available for purchase and signing.

    Explore Main St.: A Historic View

    May 17, 2020 2pm

    Tickets Coming Soon

     

    Join us for a leisurely stroll down Warrenton's Historic Main Street. Walk with local historian Lory Payne and discuss the history, design, and stylistic changes as Warrenton has grown. 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 1.5 hours and walk along the sidewalks on Downtown Warrenton. Walking tour fee is $10/person, $8 for FHS members, and $5 for children under 12.

     

    **Comfortable walking shoes are recommended**

    Free Museum Fridays

    June 5, 2020 6-8:30pm

     

    Join us during Experience Old Town Warrenton's First Fridays for free admission! Please note free admission is only during evening hours.

     

     

    Col. Mosby Sites Walking Tour

    June 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.

    Paranormal Investigation & Tour

    June 12, 2020 7-9pm

    Tickets Coming Soon

     

    Join us for a special summer paranormal tour! Located in Fauquier County's Old Jail, the Fauquier History Museum has had its fair share of paranormal activity. Sightings, unexplainable voices and sounds, and other paranormal activity have been reported by both staff and guests. Join staff and Culpeper Paranormal in this after hours’ tour and investigation.

     

    *This event is not suitable for children under 12.

    **Children under 18, must be accompanied by an adult.

    Historic Homes of Culpeper Street

    June 20, 2020 1pm

    Tickets Coming Soon

     

    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**

    Free Admission Day for Dad!

    June 21, 2020 12pm-4pm

     

    Celebrate Father's Day with a free ticket to the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail!

    Free Museum Fridays

    July 3, 2020 6-8:30pm

     

    Join us during Experience Old Town Warrenton's First Fridays for free admission! Please note free admission is only during evening hours.

     

     

    A Night at the Old Jail

    July 18-19, 2020

    Tickets Coming Soon

     

    Join us for a special sleepover event! Be among the first since our inmates to stay the night in Fauquier’s Historic Old Jail. Sightings, unexplainable voices and sounds, and other paranormal activity have been reported by both staff and guests. This is a one-of-a-kind evening offers visitors an adventure of discovery that is unlike anything they have ever experienced.

     

    Explore the jail with a paranormal investigation and hear the tales of the jails percent residents. Visitors are encouraged to bring cameras and small, battery-operated devices, but they are not required. Click the ticket link for more details!

     

    *All ticket holders must be 14 years or older.

    **Minors must be with an adult ticket holder.

    Free Museum Fridays

    August 7, 2020 6-8:30pm

     

    Join us during Experience Old Town Warrenton's First Fridays for free admission! Please note free admission is only during evening hours.

     

     

    Free Museum Fridays

    September 4, 2020 6-8:30pm

     

    Join us during Experience Old Town Warrenton's First Fridays for free admission! Please note free admission is only during evening hours.

     

     

    Explore Main St.: A Historic View

    September 13, 2020 2pm

    Tickets Coming Soon

     

    Join us for a leisurely stroll down Warrenton's Historic Main Street. Walk with local historian Lory Payne and discuss the history, design, and stylistic changes as Warrenton has grown. 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 1.5 hours and walk along the sidewalks on Downtown Warrenton. Walking tour fee is $10/person, $8 for FHS members, and $5 for children under 12.

     

    **Comfortable walking shoes are recommended**

    Free Admission Day for Grandparents!

    September 13, 2020 12pm-4pm

     

    Celebrate Grandparent's Day with a free ticket to the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail!

     

    *Grandchildren do not need to attend to apply, but are encouraged!

    A Night at the Old Jail

    September 26-27, 2020

    Tickets Coming Soon

     

    Join us for a special sleepover event! Be among the first since our inmates to stay the night in Fauquier’s Historic Old Jail. Sightings, unexplainable voices and sounds, and other paranormal activity have been reported by both staff and guests. This is a one-of-a-kind evening offers visitors an adventure of discovery that is unlike anything they have ever experienced.

     

    Explore the jail with a paranormal investigation and hear the tales of the jails percent residents. Visitors are encouraged to bring cameras and small, battery-operated devices, but they are not required. Click the ticket link for more details!

     

    *All ticket holders must be 14 years or older.

    **Minors must be with an adult ticket holder.

    Free Museum Fridays

    October 2, 2020 6-8:30pm

     

    Join us during Experience Old Town Warrenton's First Fridays for free admission! Please note free admission is only during evening hours.

     

     

    Col. Mosby Sites Walking Tour

    October 3, 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.

    Historic Homes of Culpeper Street

    October 11, 2020 2pm

    Tickets Coming Soon

     

    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**

    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

    Paranormal Investigation & Tour

    November 13, 2020 7-9pm

    Tickets Coming Soon

     

    Join us for a special Friday the 13th paranormal tour! Located in Fauquier County's Old Jail, the Fauquier History Museum has had its fair share of paranormal activity. Sightings, unexplainable voices and sounds, and other paranormal activity have been reported by both staff and guests. Join staff in this after hours’ tour and investigation.

     

    *This event is not suitable for children under 12.

    **Children under 18, must be accompanied by an adult.

    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.