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Scavenger Hunts

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.

Potts Mill near Hillsboro

Potts Mill near Hillsboro

Loudoun County Scavenger Hunt

Loudoun County is in the heart of the Mosby Heritage Area.  One of Virginia’s most historic and scenic counties, Loudoun begs to be loved, and to do that, it needs 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. Download Loudoun County Scavenger Hunt and Map.

Burwell-Morgan Mill in Millwood

Burwell-Morgan Mill in Millwood

Clarke County Scavenger Hunt

Clarke County is in the heart of the Mosby Heritage Area, and is one of Virginia’s most historic and scenic counties.  This scavenger hunt is an exploration of Clarke, making a complete circle, and takes in a sampling of the best the county has to offer. 

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.  Clarke County Scavenger Hunt

 

Near Delaplane in Fauquier County

Near Delaplane in Fauquier County

Fauquier County Scavenger Hunt

Fauquier County is in the heart of the Mosby Heritage Area, and is one of Virginia’s most historic and scenic counties.  This scavenger hunt is an exploration of Fauquier, making a complete circle, and takes in a sampling of the best the county has to offer. 

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. Download the Fauquier County Scavenger Hunt

 

Manassas National Battlefield, Old Stone House

Manassas National Battlefield, Old Stone House

Western Prince William County Scavenger Hunt

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 , Prince William begs to be loved, and to do that, it needs to be explored.  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. Download Western Prince William County Scavenger Hunt

Download the Mosby Heritage Area Association Scavenger Hunt guides here:

Photograph, top: The 1765 Goose Creek Meeting House in Goose Creek, now Lincoln, Loudoun County.