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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.

 Second Sunday Program: Sunday, March 11, 2018 2p.m.

Fairfax City Hall Council Chambers, 10455 Armstrong Street

 “Women Back to the Future—Nevertheless She Persisted!” – A historical performance by Kate Campbell Stevenson of Bessie Coleman, African American aviator; Louise Arner Boyd, Artic explorer, and Rachel Carson, conservationist.  Stevenson will conclude the performance by highlighting contemporary women role models in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Youth and adults welcome.                                                  

Co-sponsored by the Commission for Women and Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center

White House Ornaments are available in the Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center gift shops. We now have them at a discounted price of $18/no tax.  Proceeds benefit Historic Fairfax City, Inc.WH Ornament 2017

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