Resident Curator Program

Fairfax County, Virginia


TTY 711

12055 Government Center Pkwy., Suite 927
Fairfax, Virginia

Stephanie Langton,
Resident Curator Program Manager

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Resident Curator Program

Be a preservation hero. Help Fairfax County preserve our tangible past by partnering with us to care for our historic resources. Slices of Fairfax County history are slipping away as some little-used, publicly-owned historic properties fall victim to the elements and disuse. The Resident Curator Program (RCP) is designed to preserve historic properties by offering long-term leases to qualified tenants who agree to rehabilitate and maintain these historic resources. A curator can be a private citizen, a non-profit entity, or a for-profit entity.

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Stempson House, Hannah P. Clark/Enyedi House

In celebration of Historic Preservation Month, the Stempson House located at 9501 Furnace Road in Lorton and the Hannah P. Clark/Enyedi House located at 10605 Furnace Road in Lorton, will be open on Saturday, May 28, 2022, from noon until 3 p.m.

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White Gardens: Public Comment Period Extended for RCP White Gardens Proposal  

The Park Authority has extended the deadline for public comment until Friday, May 13, 2022. Members of the public are invited to submit comments in writing to the project manager via Similarly, the approaching meeting of the RCP evaluation team will be rescheduled after the public comment period closes to ensure adequate time for appropriate evaluation of public input.

You can watch recordings of the past meetings on our YouTube channel.

Important Documents

Ash Grove: Repair of wood windows will occur from April through July 2022

2021 Virtual Open Houses


Resident Curator Properties

White Gardens

6711 Princess Anne Lane, Falls Church, VA, 22042

The White Gardens House is located within John C. and Margaret K. White Gardens Horticultural Park. In 1938, John C. and Margaret K. White bought 13 acres, which creates the Park today. The house was constructed in 1939...Read More


Ash Grove House

8881 Ashgrove House Lane, Vienna, VA, 22182

Ash Grove is one of the few standing 18th century Virginia houses, and was built by the Fairfax family.  Thomas Fairfax built the original portion of the house in 1790, and the family inhabited the house until 1847.  The house sits... Read More


Lahey Lost Valley

9750 Brookmeadow Drive, Vienna, VA, 22182

Lahey Lost Valley is a mid-eighteenth century brick hall-parlor house with a 1940s brick addition. The house is located on land that was granted to William Gunnell in 1730. In 1741 Gunnell gave the land to two of his sons to divide. Henry Gunnell received ... Read More


Ellmore Farmhouse

2739 West Ox Road, Herndon, VA, 20171

The Ellmore Farmhouse is a two-story, 3,300-square-foot property located on West Ox Road in Herndon, Virginia. The farmhouse was constructed principally of yellow pine in 1891 for Mrs. Mary W. Ellmore and her two children. Members of the Ellmore family occupied the property for more than 50 years, operating a productive dairy farm there through 1945, ... Read More


Hannah P. Clark/Enyedi

10605 Furnace Road, Lorton, VA, 22079

The Hannah P. Clark House is a two-story, cross-gable vernacular farmhouse with 1,250 square feet of finished space. Features include vertical-peeled-log framing construction and a living room with exposed ceiling beams ... Read More



Turner Farmhouse

10609 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA, 22066

The Turner Farmhouse, built in 1905 by the Turner family, is located in a 52-acre community park at the intersection of Georgetown Pike and Springvale Road in Great Falls, Virginia. The property contains several historic structures. The Mark Turner Dairy Farm is an example of the type of farm that predominated in the Great Falls area during the early years ... Read More


Stempson House

9501 Furnace Road, Lorton, VA, 22079

The circa 1937 Stempson House is a vernacular style residence with Colonial Revival style elements. The house is significant due to its association with the Occoquan Workhouse and Reformatory, later known as Lorton Prison, which incorporated Progressive Era reform ideals, and for its ... Read More


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