Long Branch

Long Branch Historic House and Farm is located on 400 acres in Boyce, Virginia, about one hour and a half from Washington, D.C. Our purpose is to preserve and utilize the assets of the Long Branch estate for the benefit of our local and regional communities. The circa 1811 historic house, horse retirement farm and scenic open spaces allow us to promote education and environmental preservation and to host community and private events. And our scenic Sheila McQueen Gardens are the perfect location for weddings and private events.  Please feel free to visit the house, enjoy a picnic on our beautiful grounds and hike or walk our pristine property at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Our Services

Horse Retirement

Our History

The Isaacs’ Hunt Room

Land Inherited

Robert Carter Burwell inherited the land sitting along a stream known as Long Branch in Clarke Country, Virginia.


Design and Construction Begin

 Burwell, along with the help of a local builder-architect, designed and constructed the house following the classical principles suggested to him by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, architect of the U.S. Capitol, in a letter dated July 21, 1811.


Burwell Falls Ill

Burwell did not have much time to enjoy his new home, for he fell fatally ill in the filthy camps around Norfolk, Virginia while serving in the military during the War of 1812.

Contact Us


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    Our Reviews

    Tito Santana
    Tito Santana
    23:37 31 Mar 18
    Long Branch is one of the most beautiful locations we visit every year. Our kids enjoy every event, especially the Easter festivities. I highly recommend you consider visiting and spread the word when you depart.read more
    Jeremy Lutz
    Jeremy Lutz
    23:03 15 Feb 18
    It is amazing place and people should visit hereread more
    Alexander Snyder
    Alexander Snyder
    14:28 23 Jan 18
    It was very nice cold I was there in winter nice none the less. And great place to hang out.read more
    Count Leo
    Count Leo
    00:11 17 Jul 17
    Flew out from California for a breed club dog show and was met with sheets of rain. The groundsmen bent over backwards to accommodate our breed club so that we could get in at least a couple of days worth of conformation shows once the fields dried out enough to get on. The crew was effective, courteous, friendly, and helpful despite all the pressure placed upon them by the inclement weather, and hundrends if not a thousand dissapointed dog fanciers who couldn't show their dogs in such conditions.read more
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