Get to Know Rappahannock County
Towns & Villages
Town of Washington
The historic Town of Washington, founded in 1799, serves as the county seat and is home to the five-star, five-diamond The Inn at Little Washington, America's most celebrated country inn and restaurant. Seven other country inns located in and around the town offer a variety of accommodations. Washington is home to sophisticated shops and art galleries, The Theatre at Washington, Virginia, which offers a seasonal schedule of concerts and cultural events, as does the RAAC Community Theatre. The Rappahannock Historical Society operates a museum and gift shop where vistors can experience Rappahannock County's unique history.
Sperryville is located along the picturesque Thornton River at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Founded in 1820, this farm village is known for its old-time charm. The village is a popular dining spot, offering a selection of restaurants and eateries. The village is also home to five country inns, a historic village farmhouse rental property; the county's cultural and community center known as "The Schoolhouse"; antique galleries; art, artisan and photography galleries; a whiskey distillery; a day spa and wellness center; and is a favorite spot for impromptu, bluegrass "pickin" parties.
The Huffington Post says about Sperryville, "Antiquing is the name of the game in this small, small town outside Washington, D.C. — but restaurants and a clutch of lovely inns are making it into a hotbed of country relaxation for a broader audience of overworked District dwellers."
The quaint village of Flint Hill, approachable by several byways that wind through the bucolic countryside, offers dining, antique and specialty shops.
Other small villages include Amissville, Boston, Castleton, Chester Gap and Woodville, each with its own history and personality.
Towns & Villages
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