Copied from Prince William County Historical Properties website
Its Black History Month, and I have a treat for you! Right in my own backyard is the preservation of history! I am not related to the Barnes family, but I truly enjoy the history associated with this property. The Barnes House was built in 1797 for a wealthy local family and eventually rented to Gavin and Susannah Adams along with 34 acres of land surrounding the property. The Adams used the Barnes House as a tavern and place to sleep for travelers passing through the area. The house and land were purchased by Moses and Nancy Copen in 1834, who owned seven slaves including Jane Barnes and her three children (included Eppa Barnes).
It’s been a long time since I posted about this property. I periodically get an inquiry, so I decided to do an update. The property is located at the Montclair Community Library , in Dumfries, VA. Feel free to contact the library at 703-792-8740 for details.