Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, Fairfax Station

History Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
Take a step back in time and discover the Fairfax Station Museum and the role it played in the history of Northern Virginia.

A key element in the development of the regional economy from its completion on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad in 1854, it played a critical role in the American Civil War and was the center of local community life for almost a century until modern highways and rail transportation made local train depots a thing of the past. The Station was an important supply and medical evacuation site during the Civil War where Clara Barton, later the founder of the American Red Cross, assisted in relief and evacuation efforts in 1862 during the Second Battle of Bull Run.

Museum displays, activities and events help preserve local history and promote railroading. Come explore Civil War history, railroading and the fascinating story of our local community.
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  • This museum is so nice! Fun family events for the holidays, and full of history for an anytime visit! I took my 5 year old grandson there today and he loved it as did I! We will definitely plan to go....  more »
  • Have enjoyed visiting this historic site while on a smithsonian tour. The crew were very helpful and informative  more »
  • Cute place with a lot of little electric trains looping around, like the TGV or the REX. Very cute and inexpensive gift shop... we will be back. Great Sunday afternoon. We will be back...
  • Cool little museum. Plenty of stuff to see and do for little and big enthusiasts. Toot toot! Watch it that they dont trap you in the gift shop on the way out. Although, if you have a train lover in your life, they have everything train oriented if you're looking for a gift.

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