• 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.

    Give Local Piedmont Fundraiser

    May 4th, All Day

     

    On #Givingtuesday, we are participating in our most important fundraiser of the year, Give Local Piedmont. Every dollar we receive goes straight towards our chances of winning bonus pool money from the Piedmont Foundation running the charity. If you would like to support the museum and plan to donate, there is no better day than May 4th! Click the link below for info on how to contribute, or donate early and still have the funds count towards our total for the day. Thank you for your support!

     

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    Mothers Day!

    May 9th All Day

    All moms get free admission to the museum today!

     

    Museum open 11-4PM

    Col. Mosby Sites Walking Tour

    May 9th, 2021 1pm

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    Ticket price=$10

     

    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

     

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

    Raffle for In-Person Ghost Hunt

    April 29th-May 18th

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    We are holding a Virtual Paranormal Investigation of the Old Jail on June 18th from 7:30PM to 9:30PM but for a lucky winner, you will be able to join the investigation in person! We will go through each room with Culpepper Paranormal, a ghost hunting team we partner with, and search for ghostly encounters with their equipment. We will be streaming the event live to viewers so be prepared to be on camera! The raffle will end on May 18th at 12PM and a winner announced the next day. If you would like to see the event, you can still sign up for the Virtual Live Stream, tickets for which will be open soon.

     

    Participants will be required to wear a mask while inside for the investigation.

    Mysteries of the Mural Tour

    May 15th 1PM-2:00PM

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    Ticket Price=$10

     

    Take a step back in time and travel the streets of Warrenton with Docent Seth Schenk. 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 1 hour and start at the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail.

     

    Please bring a mask for when you are inside the building to check-in and in case you are close to someone while outside.

     

    **Visitors are urged to bring binoculars**

     

    Member promo code: FHSmembers

    Child promo code: FHSkidz

    Annual Spring Fauquier History Museum Yard Sale

    May 29th 10AM-4PM

     

    We are bringing back our Annual Spring Yard Sale event at the museum! We will have numerous items on sale, donated to us by board members, volunteers and community members, and the museum will be open throughout. Swing by, take a look at our tables and see some history!

    Virtual Paranormal Investigation of the Old Jail

    June 18th 1PM-2:00PM

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    Ticket Price=$12

     

    The Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail invites you to watch and participate in a live, virtual ghost hunting experience! From 7:30 to 9:30 PM, June 18th Culpeper Paranormal will bring their equipment and expertise to investigate the Old Jail for any and all paranormal activity. As we search each room, a docent from the museum will tell terrifying, real stories of our encounters with spirits while the museum has been in operation. Because we do not have space issues with a virtual tour, we will be taking this equipment into some rooms in front of the public for the first time!

     

    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. This tour is advised for children 12 and over. Tickets will be 12$ per person, $10 for members.

     

    Ticket holders get a unique link that cannot be given away. If a person offers you the link for money, DO NOT take it, they are attemting to scam you. The only place to purchase tickets and get the link is here.

     

    Member promo code: FHSmembers