Fairfax County History and Heritage Sites

History and Heritage

Fairfax County History and Heritage Sites

Remarkable events have occurred throughout American history. Fortunately, we have past documents and historical sites to help us relive defining moments and understand the past. 

Fairfax County was a part of history. While on your vacation, let us be your history travel guide as we show you historical sites. Take advantage of your culture and history vacation by visiting one of the many reenactments, museums and historic sites in Fairfax County.

 

Relive history with Fairfax County 

150 Years of Civil War History

150 Years of Civil War History

Learn about the people, stories and sites that made Fairfax County so crucial to the Civil War. Find maps, brochures, personal stories and tons of information on our special 150th Anniversary site. Read More

Fairfax County, Virginia Historical Markers

Fairfax County, Virginia Historical Markers

Check out the new Fairfax County Historical Marker Guide. The Guide provides residents and visitors to Fairfax County with a backdrop of local history as memorialized in the 66 historical markers located in the county. Read More

Revolutionary War Era Sites in Fairfax County, VA

Revolutionary War Era Sites in Fairfax County, VA

Visit Fairfax County to witness the daily lives of our Founding Fathers. Read More

Major Civil War Attractions in Fairfax County

Major Civil War Attractions in Fairfax County

There's no better way to pay homage to America's greatest internal struggle than visiting the soil on which it took place. Many sites are located within Fairfax County. Read More

The Virginia Room

The Virginia Room

The Virginia Room invites you to take advantage of one of the most comprehensive collections of historical and genealogical information in Northern Virginia. Download their brochure by clicking on the link below to get started! Read More

George Washington's Mount Vernon

George Washington's Mount Vernon

Take an inside peek at the home our first president grew up in, located along the Potomac River. Mount Vernon features not only George Washington's estate, but beautiful gardens, an interactive museum & more! Read More

Monuments & Museums

Monuments & Museums

Find hands-on history at some of the Capital Region's finest museums, monuments and memorials. Read More

All Fairfax County Historic Sites

All Fairfax County Historic Sites

Fairfax County has an array of entertaining sites for all history enthusiasts, whether it's the Civil War, the Revolutionary War, or Fairfax County's own history. Read More