Ashburn Colored School —1892 -1959

This approximately 600 square foot building is one of the few remaining one-room African American schoolhouses in Northern Virginia. Built in the late 1800s, it served the African American community of Ashburn for over 60 years. In the mid-50s, busing became available and the doors to the Ashburn Colored School were closed. 40 years ago, the Saville family purchased the property and maintained the Old School in the hope that someday it would be restored.

Past students remember the Old School with love. When asked what she would like for visitors to the restored school to take away from the experience, former Ashburn Colored student, Ms. Yvonne Neal, said:

“ and be loved, because everything was based on that.”