Mission and Strategic Vision

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 Plantation preserves an American architectural treasure on 400 acres of authentically rural Virginia. While we are working to become America’s most engaging historic home, our most important goal is to sustainably maintain our property in ways that enhance and educate our local and regional community about the significance of our shared heritage.

Having recently completed a five-year strategic plan, Long Branch is doing away with the classic velvet rope approach to its house museum, and is inviting visitors to touch, feel, and experience history.

Here is what visitors can expect from Long Branch Plantation beginning in 2013 and beyond:

    • Engaging programs with hands-on activities and experiences throughout the year that focus on aspects of Long Branch’s 200-year history.
    • House tours, exhibits, and furnishings that interpret 200-years of history – from Robert Carter Burwell to Harry Z. Isaacs.
    • A changing gallery space featuring new exhibits on regional history, art, and lifestyles.
    • The chance for visitors to act as though Long Branch is their home. Visitors are encouraged to utilize the house and grounds just as they would their own – stroll through our house while laughing and learning with family and friends, sit on our porches and take in the views, or simply have a picnic on our expansive lawn.