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Fairfax Museum

Open Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Great Fairfax History exhibit!

Not long after I first moved to Fairfax, I went to this museum and was really impressed with all... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gene G
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Fairfax, Virginia
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
genegrandisle
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Oakton, VA
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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
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+1 703-385-8414
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed November 7, 2011

We love visiting local museums. Unlike the "big box" musuems in larger locales, local museums tend to have a narrower focus and offer a chance to get in depth information about topics that larger places won't have. Stop here for helpful information from volunteers staffing...More

4  Thank sailingboat
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed May 12, 2010

Been here many times. Mostly so my kids could use the bathroom because they were playing at nearby Ratcliffe park. There isn't much to this museum. Two rooms of exhibits, one upstairs and one downstairs, with artificats of the history of Fairfax and explanations, and...More

1  Thank Motherontheroad
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An opportunity to show some history of the county but failed to deliver. Disappointing and not worth the time.

Thank ecmagilla
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not long after I first moved to Fairfax, I went to this museum and was really impressed with all the history/facts/information that was available in this museum! Anything you may want to know about the history of the Fairfax area is available here and there...More

Thank Gene G
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

Thank anaism882
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.

1  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 bobbT1430RE
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
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