The Hollow

The Hollow is significant for its association with architecture, invention, and politics and government between 1763 and 1773. Thomas Marshall, father of Chief Justice John Marshall, was appointed Fauquier County’s […]

Bell House

Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, owned this riverside summer cottage in the Westmoreland County town of Colonial Beach from the time he inherited it from his father, Alexander […]

Cyrus McCormick Farm and Workshop

Cyrus Hall McCormick (1809-1884) developed the first effective reaper on this farm, Walnut Grove, in northern Rockbridge County, along the Augusta County line. This invention, successfully demonstrated in July 1831, […]

Occoquan Historic District

The site of a tobacco warehouse as early as 1736, Occoquan grew as the focus of the commercial and manufacturing activities of John Ballendine, who erected an iron furnace, forge, […]


General William “Billy” Mitchell (1879-1936) made his home at the Northern Virginia estate of Boxwood from 1926 until his death ten years later. During his military career, Mitchell became the […]


In the shadow of Thomas Jefferson’s “Academical Village,” Morea is the only surviving dwelling built by one of the University of Virginia’s original faculty members. Erected in 1835, the singular […]

Roaring Run Furnace

Typical of the scores of iron furnaces that were sprinkled through the hills and mountains of western Virginia is Roaring Run Furnace, a single-stack, hot-blast charcoal furnace built of large […]