Long Branch is working to become the most accessible, engaging and cutting-edge historic home in America. We work tirelessly to bring history alive in order to add value to the lives of our neighbors, near and far. We invite you to our house and Virginia horse retirement farm to enjoy the rich history, marvelous gardens and breathtaking views.

In addition to the preservation of our 200-year-old historic home, we oversee a Virginia horse retirement farm of nearly 400 pristine, permanently preserved acres. Long Branch’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 seasonal tours and programs, our site is the ideal Virginia wedding reception venue. The historic house is also open for private party rentals, community functions, meetings, and events that wish to take advantage of our spectacular setting and phenomenal architecture.


Randolph M. Buckley, President
Lionel Chisholm, Vice President
Doris B. Stimpson, Secretary
Cary H. Embury, Treasurer
Susi Bailey, Assistant Treasurer


Lisa Dehrer Bell
Leslie Bowery
Marianne Casey
Immy B. Glaize
Matthew Klein
Althea “Robin” Richards
Ian R.D. Williams
Michael C. Williams
Caroline L. Roberts (Emeritus)


Harry K. Benham III
Thomas T. Gilpin
Michael D. Hankin


Matt Hannan 
Executive Director

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

William Roberts
Deputy Farm Manager
540- 837-1856

Kimberley Thompson
Administrative Assistant

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    We are open for guided tours with Colette Poisson
    April thru October from 12:00 noon to 4:00pm during the last weekend of each month
    and year round self-guided tours from 10:00am to 4:00pm, Monday thru Friday.

    Long Branch Historic House and Farm is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

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