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.
Fairfax County has 3 totally unique light shows to help you celebrate the season!
New for 2016! The Chinese Lantern Festival at Roer's Zoofari is open through Jan. 1.
Ring in the New Year in style at one of these special events in Fairfax County.
Find a pet-friendly spot in Fairfax County!
Find hotels close to a Metro station.
Looking for a hotel in a specific area? Use our handy hotel map!
Next happy hour? Try some of the local breweries & brewpubs!
Browse our dining deals to save some dough on your next meal.
Try your hand at one of our local chef’s recipes.
Fly to Fairfax County!
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.
The People, Battles and Stories of the Civil War

The People, Battles and Stories of the Civil War

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.


Abraham Lincoln

Profiles of Civil War Icons

Some legendary figures of the Civil War either visited Fairfax County or played a significant role in the Civil War history of the Greater Capital Region. More
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Battles of the Civil War

During the Civil War there were many engagements between the Union and Confederate Armies within close proximity to Fairfax County. More
Civil War Graffiti

Civil War Stories

The Civil War stories and experiences found in Fairfax County and throughout the Capital Region are some of the most amazing narratives ever told. More

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Like Fairfax Civil War on Facebook

Be sure to visit our Civil War Facebook page for information on the Civil War in the Capital Region. More
The Civil War in Fairfax County and the Capital Region

Download the Fairfax County Civil War Brochure

This downloadable brochure has an amazing amount of Civil War information regarding Fairfax County and the Civil War. More
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Visit the Fairfax Civil War YouTube Channel

Visit us on YouTube and see videos related to Fairfax County's Civil War stories. More