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 ...

Claude Moore Colonial Farm

The Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run is a living history museum that portrays family life on a small, low-income farm in 1771, just prior to the Revolutionary War. This privately operated National Park, located in McLean, Virginia, has served more than 1.9 million visitors since it opened, and is host to increasing numbers each year. The popularity of the Farm is due in large part to its continuing focus on authenticity and its ongoing encouragement of both child and adult visitors to p ...

Collingwood Library and Museum

Collingwood Library and Museum consists of a historic mansion that houses thousands of books and artifacts relating to the history of America. Nestled on approximately 8.7 acres on the Potomac River off the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Alexandria, VA, Collingwood is available for conferences, retreats, business meetings and weddings.

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 ...

Fairfax Museum & Visitor Center (old Fairfax Public School)

The Fairfax Museum & Visitor Center is located between Washington Dulles International Airport and Washington, D.C., in the heart of Northern Virginia. The Museum & Visitor Center and the City of Fairfax provide a strategic base for visiting the District, Manassas, Tysons Corner and Northern Virginia, including the Shenandoah Valley and Skyline Drive. The visitor center provides general visitor information for both tourists and residents, including lodging, restaurants, transportation a ...

Fairfax Station Railroad Museum

Take a step back in time and discover the Fairfax Station Museum and the role it played in the history of Northern Virginia. A key element in the development of the regional economy from its completion on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad in 1854, it played a critical role in the American Civil War and was the center of local community life for almost a century until modern highways and rail transportation made local train depots a thing of the past. The Station was an important supply and m ...

Franconia Museum

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Franconia Museum

Looking across six lanes of traffic on Franconia Road, it is difficult to imagine that it was once a rural "rolling road" for Virginia tobacco on its way to the port city of Alexandria. Before it was a bedroom community, Franconia was the birthplace of the first Virginia governor from Northern Virginia, witness to a Mosby raid, and a thriving Afro-American community called Carrolltown. The Franconia Museum preserves the past, present, and future of the Franconia area in pictures, artifacts, and ...

Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House

Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House and Woodlawn are located on the same grounds in Alexandria, Virginia and are sites of the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP). The site is open March through November and offers guided tours of both historic houses, programs and events. A private, non-profit membership organization, NTHP is dedicated to saving historic places and revitalizing America's communities.

Freeman Store and Museum

Established by the Vienna Town Council in 1976, dedicated to preserving and promoting Vienna's heritage.

Frying Pan Farm Park

Frying Pan Farm Park is part of the Floris Community in western Fairfax County, known as Frying Pan from 1726 to 1892 when the name was changed to Floris. Today, the park preserves and interprets a 1920s through 1950s farm, agricultural process, rural community life and landscape for the educational, cultural and recreational enrichment of citizens and visitors of Fairfax County.

George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate Museum & Gardens

George Washington's Mount Vernon is located about 15 miles south of Washington DC along the banks of the Potomac River. The historic estate includes not only the Mount Vernon Mansion - George and Martha Washington's home - but also a host of colonial era buildings, beautiful gardens, a working distillery and gristmill, and our museum and education center. There's so much more to see here. So buy your tickets online and save time and money.

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 ...

Gunston Hall

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Gunston Hall

Gunston Hall was once the center of a 5,500-acre tobacco and corn plantation. Its owner, George Mason IV (1725-1792), was a fourth generation Virginian who became a senior statesman and author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights, Mason was among the first to call for such fundamental American liberties as religious toleration and freedom of the press. Today, Gunston Hall is a National Historic Landmark owned by the Commonwealth of Virginia and administered by a Board of Regents appointed from ...

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 ...

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 " 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 ...

Laurel Grove School

In the 1990s, northern Virginia's urban sprawl might have destroyed three landmarks of an African American community that had sprung to life at the end of Reconstruction: The Laurel Grove Colored School, Baptist Church, and Cemetery. However, once real estate developers Mark and Barbara Fried began the title search on 23 acres of land near the Franconia Metro Station, they discovered that 13 of these acres had been in the Jasper-Walker family since 1860, and one building on the property had been ...

National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

The Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia is our companion facility to the Museum on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Opened in 2003, its two huge hangars — the Boeing Aviation Hangar and the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar — display thousands of aviation and space artifacts, including a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, a Concorde, and the space shuttle Discovery. The Center also offers the Airbus IMAX® Theater and the Donald D. Engen Observation Tower, which gives ...

National Firearms Museum

The NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia, consists of 15 galleries comprised of 85 exhibit cases housing 3,000 firearms in a 15,000 square foot facility. The Museum details and examines the nearly 700-year history of firearms with a special emphasis on firearms, freedom, and the American experience. Each gallery is evocative of a period of time in American history, from the stockade fort at Jamestown to the gun factories of New England. Life-sized dioramas include a nineteenth-centu ...

Old Town Hall Fairfax

Welcome to Old Town Hall, the perfect place for a wedding, party or meeting. Old Town Hall is located in the heart of the nationally recognized City of Fairfax Historic District at 3999 University Drive.

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 ...

Stuart-Mosby Civil War Cavalry Museum

The Stuart-Mosby Historical Society is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization established to research and preserve accurate history and to perpetuate the memory and deeds of General J.E.B. Stuart and Colonel John S. Mosby.

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 ...

Woodlawn Estate and Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighy House

Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House and Woodlawn are located on the same grounds in Alexandria, Virginia and are sites of the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP). The site is open March through November and offers guided tours of both historic houses, programs and events. A private, non-profit membership organization, NTHP is dedicated to saving historic places and revitalizing America's communities.

Workhouse Prison Museum at Lorton

The Workhouse Prison Museum presents an overview of the history of the D.C. Correctional Facility at Lorton, Virginia, including a few of the stories associated with its long history. Minimum security prisoners were first brought to a wooded site purchased by the Federal Government near the Occoquan River in 1910. The original Workhouse was designed to rehabilitate and reform prisoners through fresh air, good food, honest work, and fair treatment. The museum is located in several studios in the ...

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