The Robert T. Marsh Alumni House and Academy Museum
Just to the left of the front gate as you enter the Academy campus, sits a lovely Victorian style home that has been there since before Fork Union Military Academy was founded on this site. In fact, the original owners of the house were among the original ten guarantors who helped form the Academy in 1898, and it was their donation of sixteen acres of land that gave the Academy its first campus grounds.
In the school's early years, many cadets were boarded in this large home, as the Academy itself did not have dormitory space for all its students until Hatcher Hall was built in 1916. In the photo below, one such boarding cadet is pictured standing outside the front bay window of the house to the right of the front porch, underneath that red turreted roof.
Today, the first floor of the home houses the Academy's museum, with a number of interesting artifacts and items dating back to the earliest days of the school. You can find some of those interesting items displayed on our Pinterest site as part of our "Online Museum" board.