The mission of Long Branch Plantation is to preserve, maintain, and interpret the site, the house, the grounds, and the story of life in rural Virginia in a sustainable manner for the benefit of the community and the general public.

                                                                                                                                                                                 Courtesy of Tom Lussier Photography

Long Branch is working to become the most accessible, engaging and cutting-edge historic home in America. We are working tirelessly to bring history alive in order to add value to the lives of our neighbors, near and far.  At Long Branch Plantation we refuse to barricade our history – it is open to all ages and will become 100% hands-on. Our house and farm is where visitors come to engage in history in a meaningful way.

In addition to the preservation of our 200-year-old historic home, we oversee a farm of nearly 400 pristine, permanently preserved acres. Long Branch Plantation’s herd of retired horses is an important aspect of our overall operation and adds life, excitement and beauty to the farm which they call home. They are a living, vibrant reminder of our equine heritage. Our farm is an integral part of our story and is host to a wide variety of community events that celebrate the history, heritage, and lifestyle of Virginians living in the lower Shenandoah Valley.

In addition to being open for tours and programs, our site is open to community functions, meetings, and events that wish to take advantage of our spectacular setting and phenomenal architecture.


Angela Anderson-Spinosa
Director of Development
540-837-1856 ext. 10

Joe “BJ” Lewis
Farm Manager
540- 837-1856

William Roberts
Deputy Farm Manager
540- 837-1856

Board of Directors

Howard “Bo” Carlyle, President

Carolyn Farouki, Vice President

Anne Williams, Secretary

Linda Pagelsen, Treasurer

Cary Embury, Assistant Treasurer

Susi Bailey

Andrew Ferrari

Michael Gewirz

Tencha Gilpin

Howard Means

Caroline Roberts

Patsy Smith

The Board of Directors can be reached at board@visitlongbranch.org.