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“They Own Mosby and Antonia Ford” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fairfax Museum

Fairfax Museum
10209 Main St., Fairfax, VA 22030
703-385-8414
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Ranked #6 of 17 attractions in Fairfax
Type: History Museums
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Owner description: This museum focuses primarily on the city's Civil War battles.
Washington, DC
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29 attraction reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“They Own Mosby and Antonia Ford”
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 the story of Mosby well, I did not know about Antonia Ford, a Fairfax woman who withstood charges as a spy. This museum brought her story alive.

If you choose to go on the self-guided walking tour, do stop in at the Ford House. While it is in use as a law office, they have a nice collection of photos and allow the general public in to enjoy the home and its collection.

Visited June 2013
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fairfax
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Worth dropping by sometime...”
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.

Visited October 2012
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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A Field Trip Visit”
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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“Really enjoyed it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

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

Visited April 2012
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Fairfax, Virginia
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“Nice small museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

Staff is informative here. It is a neat place to go see and read about the history of Fairfax City. They sell nice ornaments and other items.

Visited July 2011
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