The Burwell School Historic Site preserves the setting for one of the state’s earliest schools for girls, The Burwell Academy for Young Ladies. Today, tour the site's two-acre property seeing the historic Burwell residence (ca. 1821, 1848), the original brick classroom building of Robert and Margaret A Burwell, the gardens and a rare brick "necessary house". See exhibits of Elizabeth Hobbs Keckly, a Burwell family slave who later purchased her freedom and became a prominent businesswoman and activist in Washington, DC, as well as the confidant and dressmaker to First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln. Self guided tours Wednesday - Friday and guided and self-guided tours offered Saturday and Sunday. Group tours offered by appointment. Suggestion guided tour donations of $5 - $10.