Plan Your Visit

In the spirit of historic Virginian hospitality, we cordially invite you and your family to come spend the day with us at Long Branch Historic House and Farm. Imagine Long Branch as your home – stroll the grounds, view the beautiful gardens, enjoy a picnic with your family, take in the views, and experience our rich history.
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                                                                                                                                                                             Courtesy of Tom Lussier Photography

 

Visit Long Branch

Plan your Visit

Phone: 540-837-1856
Address: 830 Long Branch Lane, Millwood, VA 22646
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 10am to 4pm
Grounds: Open dawn – dusk
Tours: Self-guided tours available during regular office hours (April 24 through Friday before Labor Day – 2017). Group tours are available by appointment.

General Admission: $5.00 per person | Ages 10 & under free

Driving Directions Tour Map

Nearby Attractions

Long Branch is conveniently located a little over an hour from Washington, DC and just 15 minutes from Berryville, VA and Winchester, VA – two picturesque historic towns that boast many restaurants and hotels.

Our Neighbors

Travel Resources

Additional links to assist you in planning your trip to Long Branch and our neighbors in Clarke County, VA.

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Things to Do

•  Tour the home and its changing exhibits
•  Participate in history & education programs and activities
•  Attend Special Events
•  Explore our 400 acres of landscape and our elegantly planned gardens
•  Enjoy a picnic our lawn
•  Rest on one of our porches while enjoying the expansive views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and our herd of retired horses

Driving Directions

historiclongbranch-regionalmapDue to Long Branch’s rural location, many GPS units may not recognize the address. Visitors may use the same street address with White Post, VA or Boyce, VA as an alternative town, and it will provide accurate directions to the site.

LONG BRANCH
Historic House & Farm
830 Long Branch Lane
Millwood, VA 22646

From Washington DC and points east
  • Take 1-66 West Toward Front Royal
  • Exit 23 on to US-17N – drive 8 miles
  • Turn left onto US-17N/US-50 – drive 6.5 miles
  • Turn left onto Red Gate Rd (State Route 624) – drive ½ mile
  • Turn right onto Nelson Rd. – drive  ¼ mile
  • Make first left onto Long Branch Lane (you will be driving through brick and iron gates – look for the National Register of Historic Places ‘Long Branch’ Historic Marker)
From Winchester and points west
  • From Winchester, Virginia (near I- 81), on US-17 S/US-50 E/Millwood Ave – drive 10.2 miles
  • Turn right onto Red Gate Rd. (State Route 624) – drive ½ mile
  • Turn right onto Nelson Rd. – drive  ¼ mile
  • Make first left onto Long Branch Lane (you will be driving through brick and iron gates – look for the National Register of Historic Places ‘Long Branch’ Historic Marker)
From points north and south
Using 1-95 (North or South) to I-66 West
  • Exit 23 on to US-17N – drive 8 miles
  • Turn left onto US-17N/US-50 – drive 6.5 miles
  • Turn left onto Red Gate Rd (State Route 624) – drive ½ mile
  • Turn right onto Nelson Rd. – drive  ¼ mile
  • Make first left onto Long Branch Lane (you will be driving through brick and iron gates – look for the National Register of Historic Places ‘Long Branch’ Historic Marker)
Using 1-81 (North or South)
  • Take Exit 313 for US-17/US-50/US-522 toward Winchester
  • Continue on US-17 S/US-50 E/Millwood Pike – drive 10.2 miles
  • Turn right onto Red Gate Rd. (State Route 624) – drive ½ mile
  • Turn right onto Nelson Rd. – drive  ¼ mile
  • Make first left onto Long Branch Lane (you will be driving through brick and iron gates – look for the National Register of Historic Places ‘Long Branch’ Historic Marker)
Using US-340 (North or South)
  • Continue to Continue on US-17 S/US-50 E/Millwood Pike – drive 2.8 miles
  • Turn right onto Red Gate Rd. (State Route 624) – drive ½ mile
  • Turn right onto Nelson Rd. – drive  ¼ mile
  • Make first left onto Long Branch Lane (you will be driving through brick and iron gates – look for the National Register of Historic Places ‘Long Branch’ Historic Marker)

Nearby Attractions

Barns of Rose Hill
A center for art and education in the Shenandoah Valley, located in Berryville, VA.

Belle Grove Historic Plantation
A manor house built in 1797 located in the northern Shenandoah Valley near Middletown, Virginia.

Blandy Experimental Farm – The State Arboretum of Virginia
Located on 712 acres, this University of Virginia research facility includes the 175 acre State Arboretum of Virginia with more than 8,000 trees and woody shrubs.

Burwell – Morgan Mill in the Village of Millwood
The Burwell-Morgan Mill was established in 1785 and is the oldest operable merchant mill in the Shenandoah Valley.

Clarke County Historical Association Museum
Artifacts, archives, films, and exhibits dedicated the historical records of Clarke County.

Josephine School Community Museum and Clarke County African-American Cultural Center
Freed slaves and free blacks built the Josephine School in the 1880s to provide their children with grade school education.  By the 1930s, a new building was constructed to provide black students with a high school education.

Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
Interprets the art, history, and culture of the Shenandoah Valley.

Old Chapel
“Old Chapel,” as it is now known, is the oldest Episcopal Church in continuous use west of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Sky Meadows Virginia State Park
This 1,864-acre park has scenic views, rolling pastures and woodlands with  7 miles of bird trails, 17 miles of hiking trails and a trailhead for the Appalachian Trail

Travel Resources and Links