About

About

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.

Board of Directors:

Anne Williams, President
Randy Buckley, Vice President
Doris Stimpson, Secretary
Cary Embury, Treasurer
Susi Bailey, Assistant Treasurer
Alicia Lewis
Althea “Robin” Richards
Lionel Chisholm
Immy Glaize
Melanie Hitchen
Michael Williams
Lauren Cummings
Caroline Roberts (Emeritus)
Mrs. M. Tyson Gilpin (Emeritus)

Staff:

Kelli Patterson
Executive Director
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Joe “BJ” Lewis
Farm Manager
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William Roberts
Deputy Farm Manager
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Laura MacLaurin
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.

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