Expand Your Knowledge

Dating back to 1607 and the settlement of Jamestown, the state of Virginia has deep historical roots. Fauquier County was first explored by Captain John Smith in 1608, but not settled until 150 years later. Now, in 2019, Fauquier is one of the fastest growing counties in the nation. What happened in between? You’ll have to visit some of our historical sites to learn more. Dig into the past at our museums. Visit a battlefield. Talk with historians. Take in a bit of history during your next visit to Airlie.

Battlefield Sites

1st & 2nd Battles of Rappahannock Station
Battle of Thoroughfare Gap
Battle of Unison
Battle of Kelly’s Ford
Battle of Brandy Station
Battle of Aldie
Battle of Middleburg
Battle of Upperville
Battle of Manassas Gap
Battles of Auburn I & II
Battle of Buckland Mills

Our Story

History buff? You’ll want to learn more about the beginnings of Airlie itself. From the initial construction of the Georgian Revival home and gardens in 1899 to the “Island of Thought” era to present day – we’ve got a story to tell.

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