The Historic Old Stone School

Wedding & Event Venue, Meeting Place, Community Center, and Stage

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 community 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, and more!

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:


  • Fireworks for Independence Day
    • We need to raise $8,500  by May 15
  • Maintain and manage the Old Stone School Community Center
    • We need to raise $30,000
  • Renovate and improve the Old Stone School Community Center
    • 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 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?

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. 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.

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

Love our Independence Day Celebration?
We need your help to keep it this year!

Boys Watching Fireworks at the Old Stone School at the Independence Day Celebration
We to to raise $8,500 in donations by May 15, 2016 or we will not be able to have this wonderful celebration this year!


Every year, the non-profit Friends of the Old Stone School (formerly the Hillsboro Community Association) loses thousands of dollars on the fireworks because we don’t get enough donations. This is money we need to pay bills, to maintain the historic building, and to make much needed repairs.

Last year, we lost $4,792 on the fireworks because we didn’t receive enough donations to cover the cost of the fireworks.

Help by making a donation for the fireworks today.
We have until May 15 to raise $8,500 so we can have this celebration this year.

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