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Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center

10209 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA

A regional history museum and Virginia visitory center located in a 1873 school building, the Fairfax Museum and Visitors Center features exhibits and information on Fairfax during the Civil War. Walking tours of Historic Fairfax are available during the fall and spring and include the following Civil War-related sites: Dr. William Gunnell House (ca. 1835), Fairfax County Courthouse (1800), Ratcliffe-Allison House (1812), Ford House (ca. 1835), as well as many other historic buildings.


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From I-66 exit onto Route 50 east. Follow until Route 50 becomes Main Street (Route 236). Proceed 4 miles, and museum is on the right. From I-495 exit onto Route 236 west (Little River Turnpike); continue for approximately 6 miles and turn left into the museum parking lot (the turning lane is just west of the Route 236 intersection with Locust Street).

Visitor Services

Public rest rooms, handicapped access, gift shop, tours.

Regular Events

Spring and fall: walking tours, June: Biennial Blenheim Civil War Weekend; call for additional information.

Plan Your Visit

Admission Fee

Museum: Free, Walking tours: adults $4.00, children $2.00.


Museum: Daily: 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.



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