Just above Columbia Pike in Arlington, the historic Barcroft Community House serves as the neighborhood's meeting place and as a perfect location for your event

Barcroft House, or the Barcroft Community House, is one of Arlington's treasures. Built as a Methodist chapel in 1908, the Barcroft School and Civic League bought the building in 1914 and converted it into the original Barcroft School. Today it is Arlington's last remaining one-room schoolhouse--a living tribute to the sleepy, rural place that Arlington once was. Over a century later, it remains the heart of the community--its ownership shared by the members of the BSCL, it is where the neighborhood meets to celebrate, learn, and conduct business.

Barcroft House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in April of 1995. It is also recognized as an Arlington Historic District and is listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register as well. Its place in Arlington's story is commemorated with a historic plaque reading:

Barcroft Community House. The Barcroft Community house was constructed in 1908 as a branch chapel of the Methodist church. It was sold in 1914 to the neighborhood civic association, the Barcroft School and Civic League. The building served as the Barcroft neighborhood public school from 1908 until 1925. It was a one-room schoolhouse until the 1913 rear addition allowed for a second schoolroom. The front porch, indoor stage and plumbing were added after 1925. The Barcroft School and Civic League continues to own and use the Community House for neighborhood activities and meetings. In 1995, the site was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Erected by Arlington County, Virginia

You can share in Barcroft House's history by renting it to host your modest-sized events. Learn more about how you can take advantage of this quaint, welcoming space.

Barcroft House has seen many renovations bring it boldly into its second century, thanks in part to careful stewardship, delightful renters, and generous support from the community.

But other important items still remain. If you can, we encourage you to make a Tax Deductible Contribution to the Barcroft Community House Fund. Just enter the amount on the Membership Form.

Barcroft Community House Photo Tour


Host your next event at Barcroft House


800 S Buchanan Street
Arlington, VA 22204


By Reservation


Support Barcroft House

You can help keep Barcroft House beautiful for generations to come with a tax-deductible donation to the Barcroft Community House Fund.