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Address: 10209 Main St., Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone Number: 703-385-8414
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: This museum focuses primarily on the city's Civil War battles.

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Fairfax Museum is definitely a cool place to check out if you want to learn more about Fairfax County. It's a small museum that doesn't take more than 30 minutes or so to peruse... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 19, 2014
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Burke, Virginia
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Fairfax, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This smaller museum has interesting exhibits concerning the Civil War, the state of education in Virginia, the development of a rural town into a modern suburb and even up to the age of space (a Fairfax citizen was an astronaut). This is a great place to have a quick overview of the development of Fairfax and the South.

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Burke, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Fairfax Museum is definitely a cool place to check out if you want to learn more about Fairfax County. It's a small museum that doesn't take more than 30 minutes or so to peruse through, but you learn a lot about the area that you wouldn't have learned otherwise. Most of Fairfax was developed from Lord Fairfax and his family... More 

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Port Moody, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I was looking for visitor's center and found it difficult coming off highway as signage is very poor. However by chance I stumbled upon it by accident after viewing town map to determine it's location. I only hope that they improve this issue as I thoroughly enjoyed visiting this old school house. More so I was helped out by a... More 

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Huntington Beach, California, United States
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172 reviews 172 reviews
47 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This is a free small museum related to the county of fairfax. What made it really interesting is that most of their displays are originals and not copied. I.e. Letters etc. They have a better display of flyers and sightseeing items than the state visitors bureau. This museum is small, but is well worth the time to see. I highly... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The museum is immediately made more interesting because it is housed in an old school house. The permanent Fairfax exhibit is upstairs and is small but covers the city's history well. The exhibit on the main floor changes periodically and will highlight one part of Fairfax's story - one time it was housing through the years, one time it was... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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163 reviews 163 reviews
39 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

I always look for the brown signs wherever I go, denoting some type of historic or park treasure. It was quite a surpise to visit this small museum on the side of Little River/Main Street. You can see the Fairfax and DC area as it was 'back in the day', see artifacts and learn some history to boot. You pass... More 

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Washington, DC
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106 reviews 106 reviews
30 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

As a person who lives in Fairfax City, I was happy to entertain out of town guests by using this museum and its associated walking tour of Fairfax. While the museum is not large, its displays are interesting. When the History Channel tells the story of Mosby's raiders, they typcally visit this museum to get the story. While I know... More 

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fairfax
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This easily overlooked little brick house can be a pleasant stop for an hour or so, and features fresh exhibits regularly. The building has some challenges -- it could use further renovations and smells a bit musty -- but the information and fascinating photos are worth it.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

The visit to the Fairfax Museum was during field trip visit. We enjoyed the learning experience and the scenary.

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Teesside, UK
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

The staff are so friendly and helpful! A small, but interesting, museum.

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