Fairfax History Day

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Fairfax History Day

Saturday, April 27, 2019
10 am – 5 pm  $5/Adults  $3/Youth (ages 3-12)  Free/ 2 and younger

Historic Blenheim & Civil War Interpretive Center
3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 591-0560


Highlights of Fairfax History Day 2018 included:

  • Living history spanning the 19th century
  • Hayrides and pony rides
  • Cow-milking and calf-petting
  • Children's hay pyramid (perfect for climbing!)
  • House and Gallery Civil War graffiti tours
  • Demonstrations of traditional crafts and skills, including weaving and blacksmithing
  • 19th-century children’s games and parlor games
  • A variety of period dance and music groups, including the Washington Revels Jubilee Voices, 19th-century African-American songs of faith, freedom, struggle, and perseverance and the Roustabout String Band of the Washington Revels, which plays old time string band music of the 19th-century era; and the George Mason University’s 8th GM (Green Machine) Division Band, a brass band that plays music commonplace in cities and towns in the mid-to late 1800s. 
  • Authors tent and speakers on a variety of historical topics
  • Civil War “boot camp” (camp drills with wooden rifles for children)
  • Historic artifact displays include courthouse records and old photographs — plus the city’s road history and construction, including Blenheim’s popular corduroy log road exhibit.
  • Food by Knights of Columbus, Historic Fairfax City, Inc., and Colonial Kettle Corn

Admission: Sales at gate only • Cash, VISA or MasterCard accepted:

$5 for Adults; $3 for Youth (ages 3-12); Free for children age 2 and younger

Presented by the City of Fairfax and Historic Fairfax City, Inc. Proceeds benefit the restoration of Historic Blenheim.

3610 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030 ★ www.fairfaxva.gov ★ (703) 591-0560
No parking at Blenheim site
FREE shuttle from Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run (Shuttles stop on side of building parallel to Old Lee Highway)
Click here for shuttle parking map