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Blenheim

Address: 3610 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax, VA 22030
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Ranked #9 of 20 Attractions in Fairfax
Type: Historic Sites, Clubs
Owner description: This 1855 estate is most famous for its attic which housed Union soldiers who left drawings on the...
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Type: Historic Sites, Clubs
Owner description: This 1855 estate is most famous for its attic which housed Union soldiers who left drawings on the walls.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

You could drive by this place fifty times and not know what it is. Stop sometime and see what's hidden in Fairfax. You can't go in the original house, but the modern interpretive center does a good job telling the story. And the prople working there are very helpful. You can also walk down the trails and see the other... More 

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Annandale, Virginia
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172 reviews 172 reviews
127 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Not much to see after you gave seen the real Blenheim. It is easy to find in Fairfax not too far for the Beltway. There Are plenty of good restaurants in the area. I was disappointed after driving to see it plus I took out of state visitors.

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Vienna, VA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

I don't know what Tessa C is talking about........Blenheim is a hidden gem! The volunteers are among the most enthusiastic and informative I've ever encountered. No one can expect to learn all about the Civil War in a hour. But immerse yourself in the writings left by these Union soldiers and you will feel history coming alive like you've never... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

This restored home has a small museum and interpretive signs all in the heart of Fairfax. Gives a nice glimpse into a family's history and a house's role in the war. And it's free...

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Washington DC
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301 reviews 301 reviews
101 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2011

Blenheim offers visitors a look at Civil War grafitti written by wounded soldiers housed in the historic home. Because of fire safety regulations, you can't visit the actual upstairs rooms and attic where the grafitti appears. However, the onsite interpretive center features full-size photo images of the grafitti as well as helpful commentary, giving visitors a look into the personal... More 

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Spring, TX
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147 reviews 147 reviews
31 attraction reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2011

I visited this historic site with a friend. It is free to visit, and there are free guided tours led by volunteers. It is an interesting site, and the Civil War soldier graffiti is worth the look. You will get more out of this visit if you are somewhat educated on Civil War history. The tour guides are volunteers, and... More 

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Boynton Beach
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103 reviews 103 reviews
63 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2010

This unassuming farmhouse contains a treasure trove of over 100 original signatures and pieces of graffiti drawn by union soldiers during the Cival War. While being treated for wounds and sickness, many soldiers left their names and drawings (some a bit risque) in the attic and other walls of the farmhouse. Some have only recently been revealed through the painstaking... More 

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