Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Mosby House Museum has re-opened!

After the War Between the States, John Singleton Mosby, the Gray Ghost, lived in Warrenton, Virginia. A hero of the Confederacy, he was granted amnesty by General U.S. Grant in 1866. By 1872, Mosby was guiding President Grant's re-election campaign in Virginia. In 1876, Mosby's wife, Pauline, had died in Warrenton and an unknown assailant had taken a pot-shot at Mosby at the local train station. Because of this, Mosby had moved to Washington City and by 1879, Mosby was U.S. Consul in Hong Kong. The town of Warrenton has lovingly restored the home where Mosby lived in the 1870s, his last permanent residence in Virginia. I, William Connery, am the docent there, giving guided tours from 11 am until 4 pm every Friday& Saturday. Come by yourself or with your historic or church group, to enjoy Victorian ambiance and learn about Mosby's life before, during, and after the Civil War. Check out the museum at museum is located at 173 Main Street, Warrenton, VA 20186.Go to the Visitors Center, at 33 N. Calhoun Street, first to buy your ticket(s) - $5.00 for adults. Please call the museum first at540-351-1600, as it may close due to inclement weather. You can contact me at or call me at 202-374-3080.