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Your handy guide to everything holidays & winter in Fairfax County! ❄️
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.
A favorite night spot for DC area music lovers to experience top-notch artists in an intimate setting.
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Dinosaur Adventures for the whole family at the Dulles Expo Center from 1/24-1/26.
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Fairfax 275 Home Page

Fairfax County's
275th Anniversary 

Fairfax County marked its 275th anniversary during 2017 and commemorated our history with celebratory events throughout the year.

But the festivities didn’t end with 2017. Fairfax County offers a year-round plethora of seasonal activities, fairs, and festivals, many of which are either free or low cost, and include wine tastings, arts and crafts fairs, and delicious featured foods. No matter what time of year you choose to visit, Fairfax County has something fun for you and your family.

Need more ideas? We have plenty!

  • Explore our extensive, carefully curated list of activities and things to do  in Fairfax County. Many visitors find there is so much to do here that a second visit is needed!
  • Visit all 52 Fairfax County Historical Commission sites using this updated and recently published map designed by the brilliant Mason Mappers.  Download the map here. 
  • Attend a historically themed event, including ghost tours, tour and wine tasting at the Winery at Bull Run, historical courthouse tours, and much more.
  • History buffs as well as the casually curious may be interested to learn more about 275 rich, colorful years of Fairfax County history with a visit to our YouTube channel, which showcases some of the most fascinating stories from our history. You  may also be interested in the Fairfax County Neighborhood History Project, whose participants were largely citizen historians documenting the history of their community as part of the greater overall project.

So what are you waiting for? Fairfax County has a variety of great lodging options just waiting to accommodate you while you explore. We welcome visitors of all backgrounds and interests, so please let us know how we can assist you in planning your visit.

Explore Fairfax County's History

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Fairfax County History Events

Browse our listings of history related events happening throughout Fairfax County in conjunction with our 275th Anniversary celebration. More
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Fairfax County Discovery Trail

Visit 8 or more listed sites and receive an amusement prize package AND be entered into a drawing to win a new bicycle! More

Fairfax County Historical Sites

Pay a visit to one of Fairfax County's many historical attractions which showcase the amazing history of our county, and country. More
Civil War Era Buildings in Fairfax County

Fairfax County History Essays

Browse these articles provided by the Fairfax County Office of Affairs based on information found in “Fairfax County, Virginia – A History” written by the Fairfax County History Commission (1978). More
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Educator's Corner

Find historical information and useful resources that were collected specifically for educators and students to use during the 275th anniversary. More
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A Brief History of Fairfax County

Download "A BRIEF HISTORY OF FAIRFAX COUNTY" by Donald M. Sweig, P.H.D., and see how our history mirrors that of much of America. More

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Fairfax 275 Facebook Page

Follow the official Fairfax 275 Facebook page to see amazing historical images of the county and to get more information on the commemorations taking place throughout 2017! More
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Visit our 275th Anniversary YouTube Channel

Enjoy a series of commemorative short videos produced by Fairfax County's own Channel 16 which highlight some of Fairfax County's significant historical moments. More
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Download an application to request use of the official logo of Fairfax County's 275th Anniversary celebration for your own website, collateral, or special project. More