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Address: 10209 Main St, Fairfax, VA 22030-2403
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+1 703-385-8414
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

This museum focuses primarily on the city's Civil War battles.

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I've lived in the area for many years and always had this museum on my list. I was not disappointed. Good amount of local history. Knowledgeable staff. All who live here should go.

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kathleen R
Annandale, Virginia
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Annandale, Virginia
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've lived in the area for many years and always had this museum on my list. I was not disappointed. Good amount of local history. Knowledgeable staff. All who live here should go.

Thank Kathleen R
Fairfax, Virginia
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9 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very few artifacts. Evidence that this part of the Confederacy suffered heavy damage. I have visited private homes with more historical items. The ADA compliant elevator was its best feature.

Thank Happygrandma10
Hagerstown, Maryland
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656 reviews
236 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

This little quiet unassuming museum is quite informative about the local history. It won't take very long to go through the whole museum but it's worth a visit...and it's free! :-).

1 Thank Mfclingan
Fairfax, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 November 2016

museum covers history of the area. I was expecting a bigger museum. it is an old house and it is downtown Fairfax. It has a lot of old mementos and photos from families that settled the area and keepsakes and war mementos and tours and an elevator. I have bad knees. The curator was a really nice man. I saw... More 

Thank valerie b
Alexandria, VA
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1,602 reviews
721 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 515 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Set in a beautifully restored mansion, the Fairfax museum promises to provide a panoramic picture of the growth of a small town into a major suburb. There is a lot of history to cover from 18th century plantations to the fastest growing suburban area in the US after World War 2. Unfortunately, the displays are minimal because of their location... More 

Thank jeffl499
Pulaski, Tennessee
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Took my wife to this museum to help her understand the area in which I was born and raised. I was born in and lived in an anti-bellum house just west of Fairfax. Steeped in US history and tradition, Fairfax is one of the centers of US history. This museum provides an excellent lesson in that history.

Thank pierre B
Fairfax, Virginia
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64 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Nice little museum. It is free to the public. A lot of photographs from old days about old town Fairfax area and some historical artifacts. My nephew who was visiting from out of town really enjoyed it.

Thank thoppilan
Edison, New Jersey
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235 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

We stopped in mainly because this is the Visitor Center for Fairfax. The Docents were extremely helpful and spent a lot of time explaining what there was to see in Fairfax and the surrounding area including Washington DC. We picked up a bunch of flyers and brochures and went off on an adventure.

Thank Michael W
Fairfax, Virginia
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311 reviews
276 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

This museum is hidden away within the city of Fairfax with limited parking. It contains limited artifacts dating back to colonial times and isn't worth the trip nor the cost of admission if you have other things in mind to see also.

Thank John P
Centreville, Virginia
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1,072 reviews
726 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 963 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2016

On busy Main Street across the street from a TJMaxx shopping center is this excellent, free museum and visitors' center for the city of Fairfax. There is parking adjacent to the museum which is open daily from 9 am - 5 pm. The first floor has rotating exhibitions and the second floor presents the history of Fairfax from the Revolutionary... More 

1 Thank KLE2013

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