There have been seven courthouses in Warrenton, the Fauquier County seat. Since 1795, four have stood on the same site on Main Street as the existing Old Courthouse built in 1890. Fire destroyed some of the earlier structures. The present courthouse, usually called the “new” courthouse by local residents, opened in 1974 as a legal-office […]
Warrenton Cemetery is an excellent example of the “Victorian park” cemetery. Its center is the Confederate Memorial which marks the mass grave of several casualties of Manassas battles. Until recently the names of the buried were unknown, but through research they are now identified and listed on a new wall which surrounds the grave. Lovely […]
Formerly the Fauquier County jail, the original four-cell jail was built in 1808. In 1823, a larger stone jail was built just to the rear of the older structure and the 1808 jail was then converted into a house for the jailor.
This small museum, located on historic Main Street in Old Town Warrenton, features changing exhibits on life beginning in the mid-1700’s through the Civil War and the war’s aftermath.
AAHA is an organization designed for the purpose of teaching a complete and accurate history of the United States by including the influences of African Americans, Native Americans of both North and South America, and European Americans. Museum exhibits hold valuable photographs and artifacts, important to Fauquier County’s local history, as well as our Nation’s […]