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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, including:

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 5 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 of this and more is available in the Old Town Warrenton Brochure and at the Warrenton-Fauquier Visitor's Center 33 North Calhoun Street. Use this Parking Map to make getting in and out of town a breeze.

Wineries…Venture into the beautiful countryside surrounding Warrenton to the 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 trolley.    

History…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

Horses…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.

Outdoors…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 33 North Calhoun Street, in Historic Old Town Warrenton.   Information about events and attractions in Warrenton and Fauquier County is available at the Visitor Center, which is open 7 days each week from 9 am to 5 pm.  Telephone: (540) 341-0988, (800) 820-1021. 

Fauquier Veterans Memorial

Hospital Hill, Warrenton
American flag on 70 foot pole marks memorial to 158 Fauquier citizens who died in military service in this century. Features bronze railing depicting marching soldiers by renowned sculptor Frederick Hart.

Old Jail Museum 
Court House Square, Warrenton
Two buildings, dating to 1808 and 1823, house Civil War, Revolutionary era, Indian artifacts and Colonel John S. Mosby exhibits. One of the oldest remaining jails in Virginia.  Open year round, Tuesday - Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm.  Free Admission. 

Virginia Civil War Trails
A self-guided driving/walking tour of 11 local Civil War sites. For a map and more information, contact the Visitor Center, 540-341-0988.

Fauquier Wine Trail
There are many wineries/vineyards in the area.  For a complete list, descriptions and directions, visit www.visitfauquier.com or call the Visitor Center, 540-341-0988.

 

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