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The Fairfax Museum & Visitor Center,1873

The Fairfax Museum & Visitor Center (Fairfax Elementary School)

is located between Washington Dulles International Airport and Washington, D.C., in the heart of Northern Virginia. Housed in the former Fairfax Elementary School--built in 1873 as the first two-story brick school in Fairfax County-- it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The facility is handicapped-accessible.

As a state-certified visitor center we provide general visitor information for Fairfax City, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.,  including lodging, restaurants, transportation and historic and natural attractions.  We also are the place to find out about special events in and around the City.

The museum produces permanent and special exhibitions on Fairfax City and Fairfax County history; provides educational outreach to school and youth groups; and offers walking tours of Old Town Fairfax and the City's historic buildings in the spring and fall.


"Chalkboards to Smartboards: Public Schools in the County of Fairfax and Fairfax City" - Gano Gallery. Through mid-July 2017.


Sunday, April 9, 2 p.m. –Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center

National Public Radio News correspondent and author Tom Gjelton will discuss his book, Nation of Nations, a study of several immigrant families in Fairfax County and the challenges and upheavals the new arrivals and their communities faced.  Book signing and sale will follow the program.  



   and Speaker Presentation

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

7:00 p.m.

Old Town Hall (Corner of University Drive and Main Street)

Please join HFCI for its annual membership meeting and talk by local author Charles Mauro.  Mr. Mauro will discuss Civil War in Fairfax County from his book of the same title.  This event is free and will be held at Old Town Hall.  Book signing to follow the talk.  Please call (703) 385-8414 for additional information.    APRIL19FLYER-1

Historic Walking Tours: Historic Fairfax City, Inc. (HFCI) walking tours of Old Town Fairfax begin on Saturday, May 6, 2017.   The tours start at 10 am in front of the Historic Fairfax Courthouse located at 4000 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Virginia, weather permitting and last about 90 minutes. Free parking is across the street in the Bank of America parking lot  Click Here for fees, reservations, and additional information or call 703.385.8414.

VOLUNTEERS are needed and welcome.   For additional information please contact or 703.385.8415. Double-click for Volunteer Application .

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