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.
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Next happy hour? Try some of the local breweries & brewpubs!
Browse our dining deals to save some dough on your next meal.
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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!
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The urban center of Fairfax County, Tysons is a destination of its own.
Historic Manassas

Historic Manassas

Welcome to Historic Manassas

In 1852, two railroads met at a junction which linked Northern Virginia and Washington, DC with the Shenandoah Valley and Richmond, Virginia. Historic Manassas originated here, and played a major strategic role in the Civil War. It was near this railroad community that Union and Confederate soldiers faced off for the first major battle of the war. Known for its history from that War Between the States, Manassas' comprehensive museum and charming small-town vibe offers incredible glimpses into the past.

The certified Virginia Main Street Community combines a variety of shops, galleries, restaurants, and history with a calendar full of events year-round. Today, the railroad in Manassas can take visitors directly into the Nation's Capital via Amtrak and the local Virginia Railway Express (VRE).


 Here are some spots to visit in Historic Manassas:

  • Manassas National Battlefield Park is a sprawling field with more stories than you can imagine (i.g. Stonewall Jackson earned his nickname here!).
  • Manassas Museum is filled with exhibits and artifacts that tell of this region's storied past. 
  • Ben Lomond Historic Site is one of Northern Virginia's only remaining slave quarters. This site was once a hospital during the Civil War, as well.
Mount Vernon - Hat and Whistle Boy

Family-Friendly Fairfax

Immerse your children in activities that stimulate their imagination. With so much fascinating history in Fairfax County, you can bet they’ll have fun while they learn. More
Seasonal Events Calendar

Seasonal Events Calendar

Catch the spirit of the season and attend one of these fun events found throughout Fairfax County. More
Storytellers Video Series

Storytellers Video Series

Every destination has a story. Meet Fairfax County's storytellers and then create your own travel story. More