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Blenheim

3610 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030-1804
703-591-0560
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Very interesting museum in footsteps of Civil War soldiers. Home was not open but modern building... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
spednewengland
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Surprise, Arizona
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Very Interesting

Recently went to see the Blenheim House and was intrigued by the actual handwritten graffiti left... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Elizabeth M
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Naples, Florida
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This 1855 estate is most famous for its attic which housed Union soldiers who left drawings on the walls.
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3610 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030-1804
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703-591-0560
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very interesting museum in footsteps of Civil War soldiers. Home was not open but modern building on site with facsimiles of graffiti of soldiers as they passed through area. Conveys a bit of the real people who fought in the war and very personal and...More

Thank spednewengland
Reviewed 6 days ago

Recently went to see the Blenheim House and was intrigued by the actual handwritten graffiti left by Union soldiers during the civil war. They are still working on restoring and uncovering the writings, but it was truly amazing to see. Would definitely recommend to anyone...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Decided to stop by and find out about this little historic treasure in Fairfax while we were driving through the area. Staff warmly greeted us and gave us the 411 on the history of this place. Missed the farmhouse tour but still found this interesting....More

Thank Candy S
Reviewed 28 March 2017

A relatively new historic landmark, Blenheim was once the 300 plus acre farm of Albert and Mary Willcoxon. In late July 1861 Union soldiers where housed here in a make shift hospital. During their stay many of them drew and wrote their names on the...More

1  Thank Esrick
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Check the Historic Blenheim website. They routinely have experts in to give one-hour talks about Civil War history. Today's talk about the Confederate Navy and the final days of the war was excellent. The site is a true little gem. The family home's interior walls...More

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This property is historical and has a very pretty setting. The property was rented for a private party, and the price was affordable. The inside area was the perfect setting for the theme of the party which was a European / German Christkindle market. Amphora...More

1  Thank ItalianSoap
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Really enjoyed the tour and museum. The house is under renovation and a little rough and I wish we have more access to the building. The museum is small but very interesting. As a Civil War buff I found the total experience very interesting and...More

1  Thank ashotwell
Reviewed 30 July 2016

We visited here for Civil War Day and what an experience! Will be making another trip for sure! We are huge Civil War buffs so the Civil War Day was perfect for us. We were able to see a Cricket Demo, meet Robert E Lee,...More

Thank SCGrl79
Reviewed 15 February 2016

The interactive center has a wonderful museum with a recreation of the attic - complete with all of the soldiers "graffiti". The interactive center can also be rented for private parties and receptions. The house itself is in pretty rough shape as they continue to...More

1  Thank Shookfamily_Fairfax
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Having lived in vicinity of Fairfax, VA, for many years we passed this historic site which was completely engulfed in blackberry vines until the US Park Service acquired it and restored the building. Nice location for a brief historic outing. They also have Civil War...More

1  Thank Gary G
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