The Mosby Heritage Area was established in 1995 to put a spotlight on the amazing heritage left to us on the landscapes of Loudoun, Fauquier, Clarke, and western Prince Williams. Some places here have more than heritage: you can feel the past there enough to send a shiver down your spine.
Our four-county heritage scavenger hunts will introduce you to the nature of the historical landscape in the Mosby Heritage Area. You also will discover some of the coolest sites yet preserved. Make a day of it—bring a picnic basket and your camera and go explore.
Completing a Mosby Heritage Area Scavenger Hunt and sending your booklet or printout to us will earn you that much-in-demand GOT MOSBY? T-shirt from our store. Look for the instructions at the beginning of each hunt.
Loudoun County is in the northern part of the Mosby Heritage Area. One of Virginia’s most historic counties, Loudoun begs to be explored. This scavenger hunt is an exploration of Leesburg (the county seat), northern Loudoun, and southern Loudoun. It gives a sampling of the best the county has to offer. Meant as a family outing, it doesn’t all have to be done at once.
Clarke County is in the western part of the Mosby Heritage Area. This scavenger hunt is an exploration of Clarke, making a complete circle, and takes in a sampling of the County's rich history.
It is meant to be a family outing and takes most of a day to enjoy, depending upon your curiosity. It does not have to be done in one trip, although it is recommended so things fit together best. The tour has been cut in two after Stop 7 at Millwood.
Fauquier County is in the heart of the Mosby Heritage Area. From Civil War battlefields to farms and mills, it is one of Northern Virginia's most scenic counties. This scavenger hunt is an exploration of Fauquier, making a complete circle.
It is meant to be a family outing, and takes most of a day to enjoy, depending upon your curiosity. After questions 9 or 15 are good places to break your tour in two if you wish to use more than one day to complete the tour.
Prince William County’s western end is a key part of Virginia’s Mosby Heritage Area. One of the Old Dominion’s most historic counties, the County played a central role in VIrginia's Civil War experience. This scavenger hunt is an exploration of Manassas (both the county seat and the battlefield) and farther west. It’s meant a fun and educational family outing.
Photograph, top: The 1765 Goose Creek Meeting House in Goose Creek, now Lincoln, Loudoun County.