Warrenton is the gateway to Virginia’s Piedmont Region - where wineries, horses, and beautiful vistas abound. It is the county seat and largest town in Fauquier County and continues to be its center of commerce. Historic Old Town Warrenton is tucked into the heart of town, encircled by the modern conveniences of the town’s commercial corridors. Warrenton is the perfect place to call home as you enjoy all the region has to offer.
Old Town Warrenton
Stroll the brick sidewalks and amid the history find unique gifts, delightful food, and friendly smiles. See art come alive in our five galleries, or bring out your own talent in pottery, music, painting, or crafts. Get a unique look into civil war history at the Old Jail Museum. A map with all this and more is available in the Old Town Warrenton Brochure (PDF) and at the Warrenton-Fauquier Visitor's Center. Use this Parking Map (PDF) to make getting in and out of Town a breeze.
Venture into the beautiful countryside surrounding Warrenton to Piedmont’s 114 wineries (and counting). With nearly 70 within an hour’s drive of Town, you can visit several in one day. Create your own itinerary, follow the Fauquier Wine Trail, or enjoy a personalized tour via a trolley.
Entrenched in history, the town has lovingly preserved its historic character, including a home dating back to the French & Indian War. Old Town Warrenton is a must-see for Civil War buffs, where visitors can walk where the “Gray Ghost” John S. Mosby once raided, lived and is now buried. And tour the Old Jail Museum, complete with ever-changing exhibits from the Fauquier Historical Society.
Fauquier County is known as Horse & Wine Country. It hosts some of the largest equestrian events in the country, including the nation’s longest-running horse show, Olympic trials, and don’t forget your hat for the Virginia Gold Cup steeplechase races.
Enjoy hiking, fishing, birding, and more all in Warrenton’s backyard. Take in breathtaking views at Shenandoah National Park by foot or car; roam the trails at Sky Meadows State Park; or rent a boat and fish at C.M. Crockett Park.
Warrenton is also proud to offer:
Warrenton-Fauquier Visitor Center
The Warrenton-Fauquier Visitor Center is located at the new Town Hall, at:
21 Main Street
Warrenton, VA 20186
Information about events and attractions in Warrenton and Fauquier are available Tuesday through Friday from 10 AM to 2 PM and Saturday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Additionally, call (540) 347-1101.
Fauquier Veterans Memorial
Hospital Hill, Warrenton
An American flag on a 70-foot pole marks a memorial to 158 Fauquier citizens who died in military service in this century. The memorial features a bronze railing depicting marching soldiers by renowned sculptor Frederick Hart.
Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail
10 Ashby Street (next to the old courthouse)
The museum consists of two buildings, dating 1808 and 1823. It houses Civil War, Revolutionary era, and Indian artifacts, and other Fauquier County historical exhibits. It is one of the oldest remaining jails in Virginia.
The Old Jail Museum is open year-round, Wednesday through Monday, 11 AM to 4 PM. Admission is $5 adults, $3.50 seniors and military, $2 students. Please visit the Fauquier Historical Society website for the most current information and admission rates.
Virginia Civil War Trails
Take a self-guided driving/walking tour of 11 local Civil War sites. For a map and more information, contact the Visitor Center, at (540) 347-1101.
Fauquier Wine Trail
There are many wineries/vineyards in the area. For a complete list, descriptions and directions, visit the Fauquier County Tourism website or call the Visitor Center at (540) 347-1101.