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Review: A step back in time at the Old Jail Museum, Warrenton, Va. Special

By Leigh Goessl     Jan 30, 2013 in Lifestyle
Warrenton - The Old Jail Museum in Fauquier County, Virginia is an interesting place to tour. While one would expect to be touring an old jail building, upon arrival, visitors will be delighted to find there is that and so much more.
The Old Jail Museum in Northern Virginia offers an interesting perspective on 19th century America in Fauquier County. Located in the historic district in Warrenton, not only can visitors tour an authentic jail that dates back to 1808, but inside several of the rooms in the former prison are numerous exhibits filled with artifacts in very organized displays.
What's remarkable about the museum are the contents contained within the rooms of this former prison. All related to Fauquier County history, it covers pre-Colonial right up to the time the prison closed. A good deal of the displays are related to the Civil War, as this region was a focal point of many major battles, however, there are also some other displays showcasing a variety of aspects of 19th century living, 1860s election information, World War I, World War II, and even a fully-equipped and stocked 1920s dentist office; plus much, much more. For those history buffs that love detail, this museum has it.
If you're ever in this region and are a history buff, or simply enjoy learning about America's past, I'd highly recommend making a stop at the Old Jail Museum. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
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