Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center

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Museum Pictures for Kevin Chris March 2009 004 (2)

The Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center

The Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center                      (Fairfax Elementary School, 1873)


Last Update: 4/1/2020 - 4:00pm


 In this time of increased concern over the COVID-19, the health and safety of our community is our top priority.

📢 At this time the all of our Museum Sites ( Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center, Ratcliffe-Allison-Pozer House and Historic Blenheim and the Civil War Interpretive) will be closed to the public until further notice.

📢 ALL Office of Historic Resources programs and events are cancelled through June 10, including Fairfax History Day. Staff will be reaching out to participants.

For any specific questions please contact the
The Office of Historic Resources at or 703.385-8414.

. We will be responding to emails as soon as we can.

For more COVID-19 information and updates Citywide, please visit the City News Updates



10209 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22030
Open Every Day from 9 am to 5 pm     

Closed New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve (at Noon), Christmas Day. 

The Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center 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; hosts touring exhibitions on broader historic topics; and provides educational outreach to school and youth groups.          

For our monthly Second Sunday programs please search .