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Cherry Hill Historic House and Farm

In 1976 as the nation celebrated its 200th anniversary there was a renewed interest in historic preservation. The City of Falls Church chose the restoration and preservation of Cherry Hill Farm as its special bicentennial project. It was a cooperative effort between the City and community groups. While the City owned the land and buildings the Friends of Cherry Hill Foundation was founded to furnish the house and barn. Extensive research and time went into acquiring appropriate furnishings for t ...

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D.C. Workhouse and Reformatory Historic District

The District of Columbia Workhouse and Reformatory Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in March 2006. The Historic District extends across 511 acres near the community of Lorton, Virginia. It encompasses the primary built features and a broad representative area of the agricultural and industrial lands that formerly comprised a Progressive era penal institution. The district includes numerous historic buildings, structures, sites and objects that survive from ...

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Gum Springs Historic Society and Museum

The Gum Springs Historical Society's Museum & Cultural Center opened its doors on November 24th, 1996.The Museum receives no Federal or State funding.The Museum is suppported by your generous donations,membership and fund raisers. It is the aim of the Museum to display a dynamic exhibit of the history of the Gum Springs Community. Plans are to eventually make a visit to the Center a vivid multimedia experience via computers and interactive audio-visual displays much like the Smithsonian Inst ...

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Historic Blenheim and the Civil War Interpretive Center

Take a trip back in time to 19th-century Virginia in the heart of metropolitan Washington. The 12-acre site features historic buildings and beautiful vistas that transport visitors to Fairfax of yesteryear. The modern Civil War Interpretive Center furthers the Civil War interpretation through its gallery and program space. The site is used for educational tours and programs, lectures by prominent scholars, Civil War living history events, and demonstrations. The Historic Blenheim home is a cent ...

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Historic Herndon Depot Museum, AKA Herndon Historic Society Museum

The Herndon Historical Society was founded in 1971. Its purpose, as stated in the Society's constitution, is "...to bring together those people interested in history, and especially in the history of the Herndon, Virginia, area." The Society established a museum in conjunction with the Town's centennial celebration in 1976. The museum, which is open from noon to 3PM on Sundays, is located in Herndon's historic train depot adjacent to the WO&D trail in the heart of the downtown. The museum c ...

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Reston Historic Trust & Museum

The Reston Historic Trust (RHT) is an established community organization that preserves the past, informs the present, and influences the future of Reston through its educational programs. Our Goals are to engage the public in an exploration of community history, promote Reston as a destination point for tourism, collect, preserve, and interpret the artifacts and documents of Reston's history. The Trust operates the Reston Museum & Shop which offers community exhibits, archives, walking to ...

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Sully Plantation, AKA Sully Historic Site

An oasis of the past, Sully reflects the history of Fairfax County. Completed in 1799 by Richard Bland Lee, the main house at Sully combines aspects of Georgian and Federal architecture. Richard Bland Lee was Northern Virginia's first Representative to Congress, as well as General Robert E. Lee's uncle. On the National Register for Historic Places, and accredited by the American Association of Museums, Sully also includes original outbuildings, representative slave quarter and gardens. Guided t ...

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