Fairfax Hall, Waynesboro, Va.


Fairfax HallBuilt in 1890 as the Brandon Hotel, the century-old building now home to Fairfax Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located on a hillside overlooking the city of Waynesboro, the Brandon Hotel was a grand Queen Anne style railroad hotel able to accommodate 200 guests.

In 1913, the Brandon Hotel was converted into the Brandon Institute, a small coeducational college. In 1920, its name and use changed again to Fairfax Hall, a finishing school for women.

The college closed its doors in 1975. Until 1995, the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of Corrections leased the building as an academy for staff development.

Its current restoration makes it the perfect setting for your next event.

Inside the History of Fairfax Hall

The Brandon Hotel
Fairfax Hall
Renovation and Restoration


Fairfax Hall, Waynesboro, Va.