Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center

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The Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center

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

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 (half-day), 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; 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, Sunday April 14, 2pm

Double Feature at the Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center 

"The Original Weights and Measures of Fairfax County"

See one of the oldest and most complete sets of weights and measures on display at the Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center, then learn about their use and history from Gretchen Bulova, Director of the Office of Historic Alexandria. The weights and measures are currently on display at the Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center through December 2019.

"The Washington Home of the Philippine Suffrage Movement" 

Keep your seats but move forward in time from the eighteenth to the twentieth century for a short talk and exhibit tour at 3p.m. with Titchie G. Carandang-Tiongson and Erwin R. Tiongson, project directors of the Philippines on the Potomac DC (POPDC).


The City of Fairfax is committed to the letter and spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation for any type of disability, call:  703-385-8414 or 703-591-0560.