Meet Fairfax County's storytellers, and then create your own travel story.
The country's most visited historic estate invites you visit and explore.
This Smithsonian museum is the sister facility to the museum on the National Mall.
Celebrate all things cherry blossom from March 15 - April 16 at locations throughout the Capital Region.
Explore the history of Fairfax County by attending a commemorative event.
The Workhouse Arts Center exhibit highlights the work of contemporary female artists through April 9.
Find a pet-friendly spot in Fairfax County!
Find hotels close to a Metro station.
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Get ready for St. Patrick's Day by scoping out the best Irish pubs in Fairfax County. Erin go braugh!
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Try your hand at one of our local chef’s recipes.
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From metro stations to hotels to attractions, find the map you need most.
Carry all there is to see and do right in the palm of your hand.
Check out our calendar of seasonal festivities happening around the region!
From Civil War battlefields to DC monuments, here's your guide to the area.
The urban center of Fairfax County, Tysons is a destination of its own.
Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon

Fairfax County History Essays

The below essays are in chronological order, starting with the county’s founding all the way to the end of the 19th century. The articles were provided by the Fairfax County Office of Affairs based on information found in “Fairfax County, Virginia – A History” written by the Fairfax County History Commission (1978).


historic map

Fairfax County's Founding: Did You Know?

Fast facts and interesting tidbits on the founding of Fairfax County. More
Sully Historic Site

Lead up to Civil War

Demographics and politics shift within the county leading up to the Civil War. More
Legato Schoolhouse

Moving Towards the 20th Century

The end of the 19th Century sees Fairfax begin to develop as an agricultural center. More
Gunston Hall

The Revolutionary Years

George Washington and George Mason define the beginning era of Fairfax County. More
Sully Historic Site Civil War

The Civil War in Fairfax County

The Civil War devastates Fairfax County as armies descend on the region because of it's strategic location. More
Colvin Run Mill

The Early 1800's

The early 1800's was the beginning of a new era of expansion and commerce in Fairfax County. More
Devereux Station - Clifton Civil War

The End of the Civil War

The end of the Civil War brings stability and a shift in demographics to the county. More
Find Us On Facebook

Fairfax 275 Facebook Page

Follow the official Fairfax 275 Facebook page to see amazing historical images of the county and to get more information on the commemorations taking place throughout 2017! More
Korean Bell Festival

Submit An Event

Submit your Fairfax County history events to our calendar and have it showcased. Make sure to highlight History and Heritage under "Event Category" when submitting. More
Fairfax County 275th Anniversary Logo

Request Use of Logo

Download an application to request use of the official logo of Fairfax County's 275th Anniversary celebration for your own website, collateral, or special project. More