The People, Battles and Stories of the Civil War
Fairfax County experienced a monumental amount of historic activity during the Civil War. Some of the best known figures of the 19th century spent their time here, and the battles that occurred throughout the region are still discussed and debated to this day. Also, some of the most fascinating stories to come out of the Civil War originated here. We invite you to explore our Civil War stories and take time to visit the places nearby that bring them to life.