Weston, an early-American treasure, is one of Fauquier County’s most completely preserved nineteenth-century farmsteads. The property goes back to Robert “King” Carter’s land grant, while the present-day 7,500 square foot farmhouse, originally a 2-story log cabin, was built by the Fitzhugh family sometime around 1817. A classic example of an early Virginia working farm, Weston retains its rare collection of ten original agricultural and domestic outbuildings: log kitchen, smokehouse, overseer ’s cabin; dairy, corn crib, blacksmith shop, tool shed/workroom, two barns and a stable.
Today, Weston stands on 10 of its original 440 acres. The old house and its outbuildings are surrounded by giant oaks, sweeping lawns, woodlands and cornfields. Weston is maintained by the Warrenton Antiquarian Society.
Tours by appointment: Call (540) 788-9220. School groups are welcome.