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.
Fall fun on the farm from September 24th through October 31st.
Celebrate Reston's diverse population September 24th at Lake Anne Plaza.
Enjoy a day of Irish festivities on September 24th in the City of Fairfax.
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!
When you're in the mood to dine al fresco, look no further than our list of restaurants offering a range of outdoor seating options.
Play, eat, drink, and have fun at Springfield Town Center!
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.
Stories of the Civil War

Stories of the Civil War

Stories of the Civil War

The Civil War stories and experiences found in Fairfax County and throughout the Capital Region are some of the most amazing narratives ever told. Stories of freedom, spies, historic homes, legendary figures, and more are waiting to be discovered by visitors exploring this poignant time in American history.


The African-American Experience During the Civil War

African-Americans and the Civil War

The African-American experience in the the Civil War consisted of heroic men and women who were both free and enslaved. More
Women of the Civil War

Women of the Civil War

In Fairfax County and throughout the Capital Region, women played huge roles for both the Union and Confederacy. More
Lincoln's Grand Review

Lincoln's Grand Review

Between Munson's Hill and Bailey's Crossroads, General McClellan conducted the most impressive military review of his career in front of Abraham Lincoln. More
Civil War Graffiti

Civil War Graffiti

The walls of buildings in and around Fairfax host the names of the soldiers who fought and served here. More
George Washington's Mount Vernon

George Washington's Mount Vernon and the Civil War

Learn how Ann Pamela Cunningham and her secretary, Miss Sarah Tracy, saved Mount Vernon. More
Women Spies of the Civil War

Women Spies of the Civil War

Women found themselves serving as often successful and unsuspected spies during the Civil War. More
The Assassination of President Lincoln

The Assassination of President Lincoln

While attending a special performance of Our American Cousin, President Lincoln was shot and killed. More
The Journey Through Hallowed Ground

The Journey Through Hallowed Ground

This epic 150+ mile journey features a special collection of unique heritage sites found anywhere in America. More
The Underground Railroad in the Capital Region

The Underground Railroad in the Capital Region

The Underground Railroad was a vast network of people who helped fugitive slaves escape to the North. More
Love Letters of the Civil War

Love Letters of the Civil War

While stationed outside Washington, DC early in the war, Sullivan Ballou wrote what is now considered one of the most famous love letters of the Civil War. More
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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