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Historical Attractions

Find driving tours and the historic sites of Fauquier County.

Museums

Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier County

In addition to the research facility which holds thousands of files for genealogical research, this community museum's exhibits hold valuable photographs and artifacts, important to Fauquier County's local history, as well as our Nation's history.
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Cold War Museum

The Cold War Museum is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to education, preservation, and research on the global, ideological, and
political confrontations between East and West from the end of World War II to the dissolution of the Soviet Union.  + Learn More

Elk Run Church Mini-Museum

In 1999, we embarked on an archaeological quest to discover, and then uncover, the foundation and remains of the 1750s Anglican Church at Elk Run - the first such church in Fauquier County, Virginia.  Tours By Appointment only; call (703) 791-6158. + Learn More

Monroe Park Gold Mining Museum

The Gold Mining Camp Museum at Monroe Park is the only museum in Virginia solely dedicated to the history of gold and gold mining.  + Learn More

Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail

One of Virginia's most perfectly preserved jails from the early 1800's. The jail buildings now feature displays concerning history of both the jails and Fauquier County as a whole.  + Learn More

Weston Farmstead

Weston, an early-American treasure, is one of Fauquier County’s most completely preserved nineteenth-century farmsteads. + Learn More

Family Research

Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier County

In addition to the research facility which holds thousands of files for genealogical research, this community museum's exhibits hold valuable photographs and artifacts, important to Fauquier County's local history, as well as our Nation's history + Learn More

Fauquier Heritage & Preservation Foundation and the John Gott Library

Located in Marshall, Virginia, the Fauquier Heritage and Preservation Foundation, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 1993 to encourage the citizens of Fauquier County to become more familiar with the rich heritage of the area. + Learn More

Germanna Foundation

Germantown was Fauquier County’s first permanent settlement. It was founded by German miners brought to the Rappahannock River valley by Alexander Spotswood, then lieutenant governor of Virginia, in the early 1700’s to excavate iron ore found on his property.  + Learn More

The Virginiana Room

The Virginiana Room, housed in the Warrenton Library, has an extensive collection of materials focusing on state and local history and genealogical research. The Virginiana Room collection is open to all researchers whenever the main library is open.  + Learn More

Southern Fauquier Historical Society

Southern Fauquier Historical Society, Inc. is a group of everyday people joined together for the purpose of documentation, preservation, and education of future generations on the history, culture and growth of Fauquier County and the surrounding areas.  + Learn More

Battlefield Sites

1st Battle of Rappahannock Station

Northern Virginia Campaign
(August - September 1862) + Learn More

Battle of Thoroughfare Gap

Northern Virginia Campaign
(August - September 1862) + Learn More

Battle of Unison

(November 1 - 3, 1862) + Learn More

Battle of Brandy Station

Gettysburg Campaign
(June - July 1863)

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Battle of Aldie

Gettysburg Campaign
(June - July 1863) + Learn More

Battle of Middleburg

Gettysburg Campaign
(June - July 1863) + Learn More

Battle of Upperville

Gettysburg Campaign
(June - July 1863) + Learn More

Battle of Manassas Gap

Gettysburg Campaign
(June - July 1863) + Learn More

Battles of Auburn I & II

Bristoe Campaign
(October - November 1863) + Learn More

Battle of Buckland Mills

Bristoe Campaign
(October - November 1863) + Learn More

2nd Battle of Rappahannock Station

Bristoe Campaign
(October - November 1863) + Learn More