©

Herndon trip planner

Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free

Itinerary planner

+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close
Trip Planner USA  /  Virginia  /  Fairfax County  /  Herndon

Herndon

4.7
Room Escape Games · Movie Theaters · Theaters
Herndon is a town in Fairfax County, Virginia, in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area of the United States. The population was 23,292 at the 2010 census, which makes it the largest of three incorporated towns in the county.HistoryHerndon was named for Commander William Lewis Herndon, American naval explorer and author of Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon. Commander Herndon captained the ill-fated steamer SS Central America, going down with his ship while helping to save over 150 of its passengers and crew. The settlement was named Herndon in 1858. In the 1870s, many Northern soldiers and their families came to settle in the area, taking advantage of moderate climate and low land prices. Herndon also offered a group of friendly and local Native Americans who helped the town to prosper via trade and instruction.Originally part of the rural surroundings of the Washington, D.C. area, the town of Herndon developed into a hub of dairy farming and vacationing for area residents, aided by its presence along the Alexandria, Loudoun and Hampshire Railroad (later to become the Washington and Old Dominion (W&OD) Railroad). When the railroad was converted into a hike-and-bike trail, Herndon capitalized on history and small-town feel (in a major metropolitan region) by converting its train station into a museum and visitors center by relocating a Norfolk Southern Railway caboose to a nearby site and repainting it in W&OD livery.
Use our United States trip planning site to arrange your visit to Herndon and any other destinations in United States that take your fancy.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Herndon

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Herndon

©
Farm
Frying Pan Farm Park
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Brewery
Aslin Brewery
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Herndon

©
Specialty Museum
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Chantilly
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
©
National Park
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Harpers Ferry
4.7
Duration: 8 hours
©
Battlefield
Antietam National Battlefield Sharpsburg
4.8
Duration: 8 hours

Places to visit with Herndon

Virginia Beach Trip planner BEST FOR: Pier / Boardwalk, Beach, Aquarium Richmond Trip planner BEST FOR: Garden, Art Museum, Military Museum Williamsburg Trip planner BEST FOR: Historic Site, Water Park, Gift & Specialty Shop Arlington Trip planner BEST FOR: Cemetery, Monument, Historic Walking Area Charlottesville Trip planner BEST FOR: Garden, Winery / Vineyard, Wine Bar