The Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center is open 9-5, 7 days a week, and admission is FREE. (Closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, 1/2 day Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.) The museum is administered by the City of Fairfax and operated by a professional staff and dedicated volunteers.Plan my trip to Fairfax with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
The Museum - housed in the historic Fairfax Elementary School, built in 1873 - features exhibitions about local and regional history, including the permanent exhibit The Fairfax Story. The Museum hosts several historic programs throughout the year, including the popular Second Sunday series.
The Visitor Center stocks maps and information about sites and special events throughout Virginia and the D.C. area.
The Museum is the flagship for the City of Fairfax Office of Historic Resources, which also includes:
Historic Blenheim & the Civil War Interpretive Center - 3610 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax
open Tuesday- Saturday 10 AM -3 PM, with a guided tour at 1 pm - FREE
Front Desk: (703)591-0560
The Ratcliffe-Allison House - 10386 Main St. Fairfax
open Saturdays 11 AM-2 PM April through October, and City special events - FREE
Guided group tours and educational programs for students, scouts, and adults are available by reservation at all of our sites.
Fairfax Museum Reviews
Nice educational place to visit for an hour to learn about FairfaxCity and Northen Virginia. Lots of good places to eat and shop in walking distance more »
This is a very good museum for a small town like City of Fairfax. I visited this when I first moved here and it gave a nice historic overview of the area. It even had an overhead map of my neighborhoo... more »
The WWII Quilt Exhibit includes a few war posters (installed until October 2019) and is worth a visit. The Fairfax County History in the 2nd floor gallery is very well put together with a nice collection of artifacts, photographs, and maps. I enjoyed the cases featuring native sons. The museum is free and you can get a nice overview in 30 minutes or less.
Pretty neat, wasn't huge but had some very high quality exhibits. Definitely recommend to people who live close by, it's absolutely worth visiting.
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