The Stafford County, Virginia Historical Society Welcomes You

Stafford County is one of America’s most historic counties. The county contains a vast array of nationally significant prehistoric and historic sites which represent our paleontology, Paleo-Indian, Native American, Colonial, Revolutionary War, Federal, Antebellum and Civil War history. Spread throughout our history from Colonial days to present is an African American history second to none. In 2014 Stafford County celebrated its 350th year as a Virginia county.

“History lives in Stafford!” You can visit a wide variety of attractions and combine your business or golf trip with off-the-beaten-track side-tours through history. A large segment of America’s population can trace its roots to or through historic Stafford County. Conveniently located between Washington, DC, and Richmond, VA, Stafford can serve as a gateway for your visit to this region.

Latest News

  • Ferry Farm Site Plan Open for Public Review

    The National Park Service manages an easement at Ferry Farm, and reviews the George Washington Foundation's proposals for major projects there. Ferry Farm's proposed site plan--consisting of several alternatives and a preferred alternative, is now open for public review, in the form of an Environmental Assessment.

    Members of the Stafford County Historical Society are encouraged and welcome to review and comment; just see the Introduction Page Here, which gives a quick, 3-paragraph summary and also has an internal link to the main Continue Reading