Warner Hall: Story of a Great Plantation

The history of Warner Hall runs so deep you could write a book about it.

In fact, we did!

In 2005, we commissioned Dave Brown and Thane Harpole to do just that after they completed a rich archaeological dig on the property.

Nearly three centuries old, Warner Hall’s rich history speaks of both the fortunes and circumstances that befell many of Virginia’s great homes and families. It’s one of evolution, settlement, war, patriotism and change.

The great artifacts unearthed by Dave and Thane, combined with maps and documents preserved from Warner Hall’s history, help tell that tale.

The book Dave and Thane published for us, “Warner Hall: Story of a Great Plantation,” not only traces the families that called this land home and their descendants who went on to make history (like George Washington, Meriwether Lewis, Robert E. Lee and Queen Elizabeth), but it also highlights some little known facts and the people who make up the fabric of the plantation’s story.

Like Fanny Gardner, a former slave who lived in a cottage at Warner Hall during the 19th century. Or the land patent in 1642 awarded to Augustine Warner that started it all. Or the layout of the original 600-acre plantation, how the families wound have lived then, the fire that swept through and the manor house as it stands today.

Pick up your very own Warner Hall book, many of which are signed by the authors, anytime.

Ordering is simple! Call us, email us (info@warnerhall.com) or ask about them when you come to stay!

Want to read some excerpts from the book now?

Inscriptions on the Warner Hall Tombstones

The Land Grant That Started It All

Mrs. Colin Clarke’s Cocoa Nut Balls Recipe

Mr. Warner Lewis and the Warner and Lewis Cemetery at Warner Hall

    • A Night of Romance at Warner Hall Starring Elijah Rock & The Virginia Symphony Jazz

      Do you love jazz? How about the picturesque Inn at Warner Hall at summer sunset?

      Join us Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30 for an extra special concert weekend like no other that’s come to Gloucester!

      As part of the Gloucester Arts Festival, The Virginia Symphony Jazz and Elijah Rock, a triple threat entertainer breathing new life into the Great American Songbook from coast to coast, will perform right here at Warner Hall and we’ve reserved tables for our weekend guests.

      Limited rooms are still available for the weekend!

      This limited Dining and Entertainment Package is $150 per person plus the cost of lodging (Friday and Saturday night). Friday night you’ll enjoy a casual dinner and the big show takes place Saturday evening!

      Please call us at the Inn to reserve your room!

    • Celebrate a “Special Occasion”

      A professionally arranged bouquet of gorgeous seasonal flowers, or a dozen roses with assorted greenery and keepsake vase, paired with a bottle of Chandon Champagne, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries and Bailey’s White Chocolate Mousse Cups, all enjoyed in the privacy of your room will make the occasion not only “Special” but, “Simply Divine….”

      Advance Notice required (72 hours suggested)
      $99 including tax

    • Honeymoon and Anniversary Special

      What better way to celebrate your lives together than spending three nights surrounded in Warner Hall luxury and getting 50% discount for your third night! Visit the Inn at Warner Hall within two months of your actual anniversary or wedding date and enjoy a wonderful environment in which to spend time together. Add a “Special Occasions Package” and really make it a celebration! But be prepared to keep it fun and exciting! There will be a surprise “Dating Game” quiz to verify dates of engagement, marriage, most romantic moment shared, etc. etc….Match all the questions and win a bottle of Champagne!

      Inquire with Inn Keeper
      Lodging Prices and availability may vary

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    • There’s no doubt, it makes our day to know that keeping Warner Hall and its history alive for all to enjoy is so meaningful to all, from the descendants of the great men and women who lived here to the guests who lodge here. We recently received this lovely note of thanks and had to […]

    • We are certainly sad to see this vacation of ours come to an end. How lucky we were to have found this place. Warner Hall is exactly what the B&B experience should be. You have combined all of the essential elements of the perfect getaway. We will be back, many times I’m sure! Thank you! […]

    • Warner Hall not only equaled but exceeded our expectations. The warm Southern hospitality, the gracious surroundings, and the incredible cuisine combined to create a memorable birthday for Donna and for our friends. An outstanding evening of fellowship and food! You have paid attention to detail in the restoration, decoration and in the reception, hosting, “ghosting” care […]

    • A Night of Romance at Warner Hall Starring Elijah Rock & The Virginia Symphony Jazz

      A concert like no other that has come to Gloucester will close out this year’s Gloucester Arts Festival later this month, right here at Warner Hall! On Saturday, June 30, starting at 6:30 p.m., Elijah Rock, a triple threat entertainer breathing new life into the Great American Songbook from coast to coast, will join the […]

    • Keeping History Alive – A Note of Thanks

      There’s no doubt, it makes our day to know that keeping Warner Hall and its history alive for all to enjoy is so meaningful to all, from the descendants of the great men and women who lived here to the guests who lodge here. We recently received this lovely note of thanks and had to […]

    • The Essential Getaway

      We are certainly sad to see this vacation of ours come to an end. How lucky we were to have found this place. Warner Hall is exactly what the B&B experience should be. You have combined all of the essential elements of the perfect getaway. We will be back, many times I’m sure! Thank you! […]

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