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Fairfax Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Nice place

I am a civil war historian and I thought this museum was well done. Good history of civil war... read more

Reviewed June 28, 2018
Oakton, VA
via mobile
Fascinating Local Insights

This is a fairly small but most interesting museum. Virginia history is fascinating, certainly... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
Thomas K
Fairfax, Virginia
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This museum focuses primarily on the city's Civil War battles.
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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10209 Main St, Fairfax, VA 22030-2403
+1 703-385-8414
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

I visited here with my 2 boys. They enjoyed every piece of it. My 7 year old was in awe with all the pictures and history pieces. Upon arriving we were friendly greeted and given brief descriptions of the 1st and 2nd floor. It's a...More

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Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

I am a civil war historian and I thought this museum was well done. Good history of civil war fairfax and a nice collection.

Thank genegrandisle
Reviewed March 3, 2018

This is a fairly small but most interesting museum. Virginia history is fascinating, certainly, and it's great to see what happened in our neck of the woods.

Thank Thomas K
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

Free! First things first, you pay nothing and enjoy a lot of information that continually changes. So what was displayed a couple of months will be refreshed with something new for the next couple months. Our visit had a display of portraits, painting, and writings...More

2  Thank mrsdrcomez
Reviewed July 12, 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 July 2, 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 June 25, 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 Janis G
Reviewed April 26, 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 April 10, 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 February 27, 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
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