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Fairfax Museum

10209 Main St, Fairfax, VA 22030-2403
+1 703-385-8414
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Navy Reunion

I stopped in to see what it was like. I am in charge of organizing a reunion of some Navy buddies... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Bob B
Fairfax County, Virginia
A little gem at the heart of Fairfax.

I wanted to know more about history of the town I lived in for the past 9 yrs and this is the place... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2017
Halyna N
via mobile
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This museum focuses primarily on the city's Civil War battles.
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good55%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10209 Main St, Fairfax, VA 22030-2403
+1 703-385-8414
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

I stopped in to see what it was like. I am in charge of organizing a reunion of some Navy buddies and wanted to see what this place was like. Everyone I spoke with was very friendly and offered lots of suggestions. It is a...More

1  Thank Bob B
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

I wanted to know more about history of the town I lived in for the past 9 yrs and this is the place to go to learn about Fairfax! Amazing place! I will definitely bring my kids here.

1  Thank Halyna N
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

This was a quiet unassuming museum with many interesting exhibits of a bygone era. This building was once a school but converted in 60's. Do not miss this gem if in Fairfax. Could be easily missed.

1  Thank spednewengland
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

I've lived in the area for many years and always had this museum on my list. I was not disappointed. Good amount of local history. Knowledgeable staff. All who live here should go.

Thank Kathleen R
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Very few artifacts. Evidence that this part of the Confederacy suffered heavy damage. I have visited private homes with more historical items. The ADA compliant elevator was its best feature.

Thank Happygrandma10
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

This little quiet unassuming museum is quite informative about the local history. It won't take very long to go through the whole museum but it's worth a visit...and it's free! :-).

1  Thank Mfclingan
Reviewed 15 November 2016

museum covers history of the area. I was expecting a bigger museum. it is an old house and it is downtown Fairfax. It has a lot of old mementos and photos from families that settled the area and keepsakes and war mementos and tours and...More

Thank valerie b
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Set in a beautifully restored mansion, the Fairfax museum promises to provide a panoramic picture of the growth of a small town into a major suburb. There is a lot of history to cover from 18th century plantations to the fastest growing suburban area in...More

Thank jeffl499
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Took my wife to this museum to help her understand the area in which I was born and raised. I was born in and lived in an anti-bellum house just west of Fairfax. Steeped in US history and tradition, Fairfax is one of the centers...More

Thank pierre B
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Nice little museum. It is free to the public. A lot of photographs from old days about old town Fairfax area and some historical artifacts. My nephew who was visiting from out of town really enjoyed it.

Thank thoppilan
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