The Fairfax Museum & Visitor Center is located between Washington Dulles International Airport and Washington, D.C., in the heart of Northern Virginia. The Museum & Visitor Center and the City of Fairfax provide a strategic base for visiting the District, Manassas, Tysons Corner and Northern Virginia, including the Shenandoah Valley and Skyline Drive.
Staffed by museum professionals and dedicated volunteer work force, the Fairfax Museum & Visitor Center is housed in the former Fairfax Elementary School, built in 1873 as the first two-story brick school in Fairfax County. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the facility is handicapped-accessible.
The visitor center provides general visitor information for both tourists and residents, including lodging, restaurants, transportation and historic and natural attractions. The visitor center also is the place to find out about special events in and around the city.
The museum produces special exhibitions on city 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.
The facility's gift shop stocks books, art prints and souvenirs related to Fairfax and Virginia history.