Welcome Friends of the Old Stone School!

Friends of the Old Stone School is the non-profit that manages, maintains, and helps improve the Historic Old Stone School in Hillsboro–A Wedding & Event Venue, Meeting Place, Community Center, and Stage

Kick Off Independence Day Weekend at the Old Stone School on Saturday, July 2!

2016 Fireworks final, smaller sizeOur annual festival is going to start earlier this year (at 3 p.m.) , and will feature more live music, more food, and more activities than ever before! We’re even going to have a parade at 2:30 p.m. to kick it all off! Get all of the details, and plan to bring your family and friends to join us for a day-long festival at the Old Stone School in Hillsboro!

Help with this wonderful festival by volunteering and by making a donation:

Reserve a VIP table for $100 for prime seats for the fireworks! There aren’t many tables left, so email us to reserve one!

See photos of volunteers hanging the American flag on the Old Stone School.

See photos of the stage raising party at the Old Stone School, led by folks from Stoneybrook Farm Market and Evergreen Tree Service!

Coming up at the Old Stone School…

See other Upcoming Events at the Old Stone School, including the dates for Hillsboro Heritage Day and Christmas in Hillsboro Historic Homes Tour!

See photos from the Joey at the Waitress concert on January 15!

See photos from The Kennedys concert on February 12!

See photos from the Iain Matthews Concert on April 1!

Start Planning for Your Big Day!

See photos with ideas of how you can transform the Historic Old Stone School into a charming place for your reception, wedding, or rehearsal dinner! See more about renting the historic Old Stone School for your wedding!

Support the Old Stone School!
Please join and support us and our efforts for the Old Stone School Community Center. All funds to maintain, manage, and renovate the historic Old Stone School Community Center come from donations and dues, fundraisers and event proceeds, and rental income. See our letter. Here are ways you can help:


  • Independence Day Festival and Fireworks
    • We need a total of $13,000 for the festival and fireworks and we are almost there!
  • Maintain and manage the Old Stone School
    • We need to raise $30,000
  • Renovate and improve the Old Stone School
    • We need to raise $400,000

Become a Friend of the Old Stone School

  • You can join as an individual, family, or business. See the different options available and join us today!

Support us when you shop on Amazon! 

  • When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Hillsboro Community Association Inc. Bookmark this link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/54-1071573 and support us every time you shop!

Buy a Brick as part of the Milestones and Memories Brick Fundraiser!

  • Commemorate your special milestones and memories with a brick installed at the Old Stone School. Bricks are $30 each. Download the form and instructions to order yours.

Get details about the special fundraiser through United Real Estate Purcellville!

Thank you for a great year!  See our photo gallery of events we hosted at the Old Stone School in 2015!

Looking for more information?


The Old Stone School is located at 37098 Charles Town Pike in Hillsboro, Virginia 20132.

What is Friends of the Old Stone School (Hillsboro Community Association)?
After sitting vacant for 10 years, the historic building was facing the very real threat of being demolished. A group of residents and former students gathered to save the building from this fate, forming the Hillsboro Community Association (recently changed to Friends of the Old Stone School). This non-profit continues to manage the building, focusing efforts on bringing the community together with events and protecting the building through restoration and renovations efforts with the Town of Hillsboro. This historic building continues to unite our community and we are proud to celebrate and protect this historic landmark of our community. You can help by joining our efforts.

A Quick History of the Old Stone School
Originally, Locust Grove Academy circa 1874, The Old Stone School is situated just outside the eastern town limits of Hillsboro, Virginia on Route 9. The original building was built in 1874, and the brick auditorium was added in 1929. Though it operated as a school until 1966 when Hillsboro Elementary opened, it now serves as a center where the non-profit Friends of the Old Stone School (formerly the Hillsboro Community Association), which manages and maintains the building, hosts events and activities. The building may also be rented for your special events, business meetings, workshops, performances, and more! Learn more about this historic building.

Thank you for helping save the fireworks!
Thanks to the generosity of so many individuals, families, organizations and members of the new Greater Hillsboro Business Alliance, we have raised enough to pay for this year’s fireworks! That means the 2016 Independence Day Festival and Fireworks at the Old Stone School is on! Mark your calendar to join us on Saturday, July 2 for a full day of festivities that will start at 3 p.m. Watch for details.

We still need to raise funds for the festival!
We need to raise another $7,000 to cover all of the costs of this year’s Independence Day Festival. Please donate online:

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