Straddling the border between Fauquier and Prince William Counties, the Chapman / Beverley Mill cuts an imposing figure against its wooded backdrop. The massive five and one half story structure, originally built in 1742, is thought to be the tallest stacked stone building in the United States. The mill supplied food through five wars, but was gutted by fire in 1998. Today, though the arson left the structure a ruin, the stabilized mill walls and the mill store still stand as a reminder of the history of milling in Northern Virginia.
Chapman/ Beverley Mill is open on weekends only this Winter until construction is underway for our new system of walkways, interpretive signs and a new entrance gate targeted for early 2014. For now, the gate opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is Free.