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Brentmoor/Mosby House
Brentmoor is located in Northern Virginia
Brentmoor is located in Virginia
Brentmoor is located in the US
Location 173 Main St., Warrenton, Virginia
Coordinates 38°42′41″N 77°47′27″W / 38.71139°N 77.79083°W / 38.71139; -77.79083Coordinates: 38°42′41″N 77°47′27″W / 38.71139°N 77.79083°W / 38.71139; -77.79083
Area 4 acres (1.6 ha)
Built 1859 (1859)
Architectural style Italian Villa
NRHP Reference # 78003016[1]
VLR # 156-0014
Significant dates
Added to NRHP January 20, 1978
Designated VLR February 15, 1977[2]

Brentmoor, also known as the Spilman-Mosby House in Warrenton, Virginia, is a historic site that was the home of Confederate military leader John Singleton Mosby.


The house was built in 1859 as the residence of Judge Edward M. Spilman, who later sold the house to James Keith, president of the Virginia Court of Appeals. Mosby purchased the property in 1875, only to sell it in 1877 to Confederate general Eppa Hunton. Brentmoor was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978, and it currently serves as the location for the John Singleton Mosby Museum and Education Center, founded by Patricia B. Fitch in 2001.[3][4]


Brentmoor is a two-story Italianate style house, three bays wide. The central bay is emphasized by a slight projection and a cross gable, with a triple round-headed window on the second floor. A porch extends across the front of the main floor, supported by coupled, bracketed columns. The center-hall plan features a single room to either side of the hall. An ell to the rear contains service rooms. Outbuildings include a brick two-story kitchen and a smokehouse, which surround a courtyard-like space behind the house.[5]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Eric Ethier & Rebecca Aloisi (2008). Insiders' Guide to Civil War Sites in the Eastern Theater. Insider’s Guide. p. 88. ISBN 0-7627-4182-1. 
  4. ^ "Journey Through Hallowed Ground". National Park Service. Retrieved 2010-05-14. 
  5. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (January 1977). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Brentmoor" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved September 25, 2011.