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

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.

Op-Ed: Old Jail Museum — An inside view of 19th century jail in Virginia Special

Warrenton - The Old Jail Museum is located in Northern Virginia's Fauquier County. The museum is what the name implies, an old jail, one of the best preserved jails from an earlier era in the state of Virginia.
 

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Initially it was believed the Old Jail was built in 1779  however research later uncovered the origi...
Initially it was believed the Old Jail was built in 1779, however research later uncovered the original jail structure was built several decades later, in 1803.
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Many Civil War battles and skirmishes took place in Northern Virginia. The Old Jail Museum has a lar...
Many Civil War battles and skirmishes took place in Northern Virginia. The Old Jail Museum has a large number of military-related items that have been donated by local families.
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Area of the former exercise yard. This outdoor space was used for many purposes. It is believed a ro...
Area of the former exercise yard. This outdoor space was used for many purposes. It is believed a root cellar was located in this section of the yard.
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This cell was added to one of the rooms in 1909.
This cell was added to one of the rooms in 1909.
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One of the former cells located in the  new  jail  built in 1823.
One of the former cells located in the "new" jail, built in 1823.
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The kitchen in the Old Jail was added in 1824 after the new jail building was constructed. This room...
The kitchen in the Old Jail was added in 1824 after the new jail building was constructed. This room rounded out the Old Jail as the building was converted into a home for the full time jailer and his family to live.
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19th century paper dolls on display atop period furniture.
19th century paper dolls on display atop period furniture.
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Old Jail Museum  located in the historic district of Warrenton  Virginia.
Old Jail Museum, located in the historic district of Warrenton, Virginia.
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This exhibit highlighted several different children s toys from the 19th century.
This exhibit highlighted several different children's toys from the 19th century.
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Ongoing efforts to preserve history and locate items from days past is occurring at the Old Jail Mus...
Ongoing efforts to preserve history and locate items from days past is occurring at the Old Jail Museum. Several artifacts, such as these dishes, were found during excavation projects.
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This artifacts are on display at the Old Jail Museum in Warrenton  Va. These are pieces from the ori...
This artifacts are on display at the Old Jail Museum in Warrenton, Va. These are pieces from the original jail, which still stands today and is open for self-guided tours.
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A set of leg irons used in the early portion of the 20th century
A set of leg irons used in the early portion of the 20th century
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Tourniquet used on General  Stonewall  Jackson when he was wounded at Chancellorsville. Jackson was ...
Tourniquet used on General "Stonewall" Jackson when he was wounded at Chancellorsville. Jackson was accidentally shot by one of his own men.
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