Herndon, a historic community, was once the heart of Northern Virginia’s dairy farming country. At one time a major rail stop, the town has maintained its character and charm, with boutique shops and numerous restaurants. Begin the visit with a stop at the Herndon Depot Museum, which was once the site of a Civil War skirmish. The museum displays unusual historic items and maritime memorabilia in honor of the town's namesake, Commander William Lewis Herndon. Open Sundays, except holidays, from noon - 3pm, and located in the historic train depot.