The Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail
(formerly the Old Jail Museum)

One of the TOP Ten Oldest Continuously Used Jail in the United States and the Oldest In Virginia!


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Open: 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.  

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
We welcome field trip groups!  To make an appointment for a large group or a guided tour, contact us.

Adult Tickets


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.






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