The future home of the Museum of Railroad History, the Civil War Battle at Rappahannock Station took place in Remington. Historic Civil War sites can be seen today by car, or by several marked bicycle routes through the area. Bicycle Route maps can be found at the kiosk on Main Street.
The story of Remington is one which was repeated in thousands of small America towns as the nation grew around them. Situated on a scenic natural crossing of the Rappahannock River in southern Fauquier County, between Charlottesville and Manassas, Remington was founded in the early nineteenth century. The town served as a transportation link on the Rappahannock River Canal and later the Orange and Alexandria Railroad before becoming the commercial hub of southern Fauquier.
During the Civil War, Remington witnessed numerous engagements, including the Battle of Kelly’s Ford, the Raid at Rappahannock Station, and the Battle of Brandy Station – the largest cavalry engagement in America’s history.
While today Remington remains a small town, it offers unique shops like Remington Drug Store, Remington Variety Building (for collectibles, art & jewelry), and Morning Moon Alpacas, and sandwich shops like the Corner Deli and The Farmer’s Wife Market.
Check out these Remington tours… by bike, foot or car…