Street Address
15025 Washington St.
Haymarket, VA 20169
Mailing Address
PO Box 1230
Haymarket, VA 20168
phone: 703-753-3712
fax: 703-753-2800
e-mail: eivancic@townofhaymarket.org
web: haymarketmuseum.org
Hours
April - December
Saturdays 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Fridays by appointment

Admissions
Free
Museum Type(s)
Staff
Ellie Ivancic, Director of Research and Interpretation

Description

The Haymarket Museum chronicles the story of a small, 19th century town and its surrounding agricultural community. Haymarket was established in 1799 and was well known for the Red House Tavern, built along the historic Old Carolina Road, as well as the Jockey Club, an organization that sponsored horse races at the town’s track. In 1862 the town was almost completely destroyed by a Union patrol that, sent to uncover a suspected sniper, wound up setting fire to most of the homes. Decimated by the destruction of the Civil War, the town nonetheless rebuilt and many of the buildings from the reconstruction period survive, as do the only two buildings that survived the 1862 fire. The Haymarket Museum is located in the old Town Hall, originally built in 1883 as the town’s school house.