Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Old Jail Museum - Warrenton, VA.

When you travel to Warrenton, Virginia stay at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites.  We have many local attractions one of which is The Old Jail Museum, formerly the Fauquier County jail, is now the home of the Fauquier Historical Society. Built in 1808, the front portion of the jail contained four cells, each of which was approved to house 40 prisoners. In 1823, a new stone jail complete with hanging / exercise yard, was built to the rear of the older structure and the 1808 jail converted to a house for the jailor. Operated as a jail until 1966, this is one of the most perfectly preserved old jails in the Commonwealth.

To make reservations online simply click on the following website:

Featured at the Old Jail Museum:
- Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, and WWII artifacts
- Maximum Security Cell Block
- Col. John S. Mosby Memorabilia
- Black horse Cavalry Memorabilia
- Colonial Kitchen
- Rappahannock Canal Boat
- Wine Cellar Exhibit
- 19th Century Toy Exhibit
- and much more!

Milan Patnaik
General Manager

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