Purcellville is located in Loudoun County that displays a number of Victorian architecture examples and is a popular place for visitors to Virginia.
It offers an environment rich in history as well as a hidden get away from the hustle and bustle of the urban D.C. area. Whether you are traveling with family, a significant other or just on your own, there are a number of things to do and places to stay to mark your visit to this charming village.
James Dillon was one of the first known settlers to Purcellville in 1764 its official name was not adopted until July of 1853. Some of the first businesses established in Purcellville include a store/inn, a post office and a blacksmith's shop. The Great Road that lead through the center of the town was a main traveling feature. It became an authorized turnpike in 1785, which greatly increase the traffic to and from Purcellville. In 1874 Purcellville was the beginning stage route of the railroad system until 1891 when it was extended to Round Hill. In 1883 the first public school was built and in 1908 Purcellville was incorporated by the Virginia's General Assembly.
Purcellville suffered from major losses and damages throughout the 20th century. In 1900 and 1914 fires blazed in the small town that destroyed most of the business districts. Redevelopment effects were made possible because of the town's location and the railroad systems. In the late 20th century major suburban developments increase due to the widening of the Virginia State Route 7.
Points Of Interest:
There are a number of locations in Purcellville that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places which include:
- Purcellville Train Station
- Locust Grove
- Rich Bottom Farm
- The Tabernacle-Fireman's Fields
- Purcellville Historic District
Where to Eat:
Located at 145 W. Main Street Market Burger Fries & Shakes serves up the traditional burger with a gourmet twist. The small eatery buys the ingredients local and serves up the freshest foods. You can build your own Angus Beef burger by choosing a variety of toppings from maple mustard or herb mayo to the house made pickles, smoked bacon or blue cheese. You can also go with their house special burgers such as the Southwest Black bean veggie burger or The Market Burger stopped with cheddar, bacon, herb mayo, tomato and lettuce.
My Deli & Cafe is a Greek inspired bistro restaurant that serves up a variety of Greek and Italian dishes and pastries. Choose one of the large salads or any one of the many sandwich, Paganini or wraps. If you just want a place to stop for a sweet treat My Deli & Cafe also has a wide selection of cakes, ice cream and pastries such as baklava and Annapolis. My Deli & Cafe is located at 860 East Main Street Suite B at the Old Theater Center.
Located at 198 North 21st Street Magnolia at The Mill is a quaint American restaurant that offers award winning dishes. They serve lunch and dinner and also offer a kid friendly menu for those visiting with youngsters. Choose from classic burgers or savory comfort foods. They serve a variety of fresh seafood dishes with plenty of side options to fill you up.
Where To Drink:
WK Hearth offers an extensive wine list which includes some rare finds. WK Hearth offers Wine taster that allows you to sample three different wines. The also serve beer flights as well. WK Heart is located at 130 Purcellville Gateway Drive.
Solare Wine Room is located at 133 E. Main Street. The intimate setting offers a relaxing environment to simply enjoy the surrounds. They offer a selective list of wines by the glass or bottle with a daily special wine of the day. Solare Wine Room is closed on Monday's and Tuesday's.
If you want a place to stop for a quick libation than Casey Tequila Bar & Grill is the place for you. They offer a long list of specially tequilas that you can sip or have in a mixed drink. Casey Tequila Bar & Grill is located 1020 E. Main Street.
What To Do:
If you are traveling with the family or just want a day or two of adventure make sure you visit Harper’s Ferry Adventure Center. Choose to go whitewater rafting, water tubing, kayaking, canoeing or hike on one of the main trails and catch a ride down the zip line.
Located at 250 S. Nursery Avenue the Fireman’s Fields is a historic landmark in the Purcellville area. Bring your bat and glove and enjoy the outdoors at the Fireman Fields. The perfect way to spend a summer day when you visit Purcellville.
The Crooked Run Orchard is a small farm that you can visit to buy fresh produce right from the fields. Spend an afternoon simply walking the massive farm grounds or come to pick some fresh garden vegetables.
Where to Stay:
Located at 39968 Chappelle Hill Road, it offers the perfect environment that compliments the Purcellville historic traditions. The bed and breakfast is kid and pet friendly and serve up fresh homemade breakfasted that are one of a kind.
Stone Manor offers guest a variety of accommodations as well as relaxing scenery. If you are looking for the perfect place to get away then Stone Manor Bed & Breakfast is for you. Enjoy walking through the garden on site or take a hike up the mountain on the nearby trails. Participate in a wine tour offered at the Stone Manor Winery or pick fresh raspberries for jam or liquor. The Stone Manor Bed & Breakfast is located at 13193 Mountain Road
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