In the heart of the nationally recognized City of Fairfax Historic District at 3999 University Drive.

Built in 1900 by Joseph E. Willard, the hall was presented to the Town of Fairfax in 1902. Willard, the son of a Confederate spy and a Union officer, served as lieutenant governor of Virginia and ambassador to Spain. His mother—“commissioned” by J.E.B. Stuart as his honorary aide-de-camp, with the rank of major—had been arrested for passing information to the Confederates, and met her future husband while in prison.

The hall immediately became the center of Fairfax social life. Although neo-classical in style, the hall tastefully combines Tuscan order columns with Federal-style details, such as the fanlight window over the front doors and the round-headed gabled dormers.

Adjacent to Old Town Hall and the historic Ratcliffe-Allison House is the Kitty Pozer Garden, with perennials and shade trees, a true oasis in downtown Fairfax.

Monday–Thursday 10 am–2 pm.

These are the hours when both the Art Gallery & Library in the hall are open. Staff is not available in the facility to answer questions, but the hall can be previewed by appointment. For appointments call 703-273-6085. Times are subject to change.

Monday through Sunday: 7 am–2 am.

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