This compact plantation house was built circa 1793 for William Madison, member of the Virginia House of Delegates for seven consecutive terms and brother of President James Madison.
The red brick three and a half story La Grange manor house built in the 1790’s and has survived numerous owners and finally has come to rest as Prince William County/Manassas first modern-day established winery. Wine tasting $5. Year-round events and classes are scheduled.
In operation since 1786, White’s Ferry is the last working ferry on the Potomac River. A widely used means of crossing the river (and a shortcut) between Maryland and Virginia since its inception. Today, commuters use the ferry daily, where 24 vehicles can be transported at a time.
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 […]
The Virginia Discovery Museum is a hands-on museum for young children and their families. Lots of fun things to do and see, including an authentic 18th century log cabin, art studio, train play area, toddler room and changing exhibits.
Thomas Jefferson believed the college experience should take place within an “academical village,” a place where interaction between scholars and students enlivened the pursuit of knowledge.
Established in 1855 on the immediate outskirts of Leesburg, Union cemetery was created as a public cemetery open to people of all faiths.
The Confederate columns, led by Jackson’s force, headed to this Bull Run Mountain pass after leaving The Plains. Jackson’s troops sprinted though Aug. 26 without a problem, putting distance between him and Longstreet, who lagged behind. By Aug. 28, there were lots of Federals in the areas, some of whom headed to the gap to […]