|The Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail
(formerly the Old Jail Museum)
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Wednesday - Monday
10am - 4pm
*Note: The museum is closed on New Years, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Please call the museum during severe weather, to verify the museum is open.
We apologize, but the museum will be closed for inside repairs
from February 4th to the 18th.
We will reopen at 10 AM on Thursday, February 19th.
Thank you for your support of the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail.
10 Ashby St. Warrenton, VA 20186
Adults (18+) $2.00
Students (10-17) $1.00
Children (under 10) FREE
Guided tours, of the museum, are available at a rate of $5 per participant. For more information, please contact us at: 540-347-5525 or email email@example.com.
We welcome field trip groups! To make an appointment for a large group or a guided tour, contact us.
We feature a variety of locally made gifts, including: beeswax candles, lavender products, crafted wooden bowls, handmade jewelry, hand blown glass; as well as a wonderful selection of books and wooden toys! Stop in and see what we have to offer!
Brief History of the Old Jails
The Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail is located in the old Fauquier County prison complex which includes two jails; the first built in 1808 and transformed into the jailers home once the second was completed (behind the first) in 1823. In 1966, the complex was closed and taken over by the Fauquier Historical Society to be preserved as a history museum.
Visitors to the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail experience a wide variety of exhibits. Our displays cover the history of the jails, but also many aspects of Fauquier County and Virginia History. Our exhibits cover a period which ranges from pre-colonial times through the mid twentieth century.