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Real Life 150 yrs ago

We spent a couple of hours here, led by the volunteer host. Learn about the 2 houses built on same... read more

Reviewed March 30, 2018
Sarasota, Florida
Couples club group tour

A most interesting and enjoyable tour by our church couples club. Staff were most helpful in... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2018
Alan S
Vienna, Virginia
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This 1855 estate is most famous for its attic which housed Union soldiers who left drawings on the walls.
3610 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030-1804
+1 703-591-0560
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

To be up front I’m not a Civil War buff, but I was looking for something to do with my daughter on a beautiful Saturday. History Day was taking place at historic Blenheim so I decided to go. I took a tour of the house...More

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Reviewed March 30, 2018

We spent a couple of hours here, led by the volunteer host. Learn about the 2 houses built on same site. The tour we took Fridays at 1pm only, was very good - highly recommend as you get to tour the 1st floor as renovation...More

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Reviewed March 12, 2018

A most interesting and enjoyable tour by our church couples club. Staff were most helpful in arranging our after-hours group tour and efficiently handled our group of 34. This is a most interesting exhibit of civil war graffiti left on the walls by union soldiers...More

Thank Alan S
Reviewed December 22, 2017

We enjoyed visiting this beautiful historic home and the well preserved "wall graffiti" of soldier signatures from the civil war

Thank John P
Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

Not your typical tourist stop—pleasant respite with walking trails, Civil War History and graffiti in the attic. Former dairy farm that fortunately was preserved. Nice gift shop and lecture hall—check their schedule as the Historic Society hosts some very interesting speakers.

Thank Fred K
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Blenheim is a real gem in the City of Fairfax and a testament to the foresight of the city's planners. Previously private property, the estate was bought by the City in the late 1990s and since then the existing buildings (the original attractions) were rehabilitated...More

Thank TheMeadowsTravel
Reviewed September 24, 2017

I stumbled on Blenheim while in Fairfax. This museum is just a few minutes from the center of town. It's a quiet place just a short distance from town. Having never heard of a graffiti house, I found the history fascinating. Union soldiers wrote all...More

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Reviewed July 19, 2017

We've been in this area since 2009 and have done all the standard touristy things. Now that we peeled back that layer, we are discovering dozens of hidden gems due to the historic nature of the area. This is one of them. A nice house...More

1  Thank Paul B
Reviewed June 25, 2017 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 Janis G
Reviewed June 22, 2017

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
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