6 Hidden Forts Around Fairfax County

From the American Revolution and Civil War to remote parks where spies exchanged information, Fairfax County has been home to history and intrigue since its founding in 1742. Our first president lived here. Battles were fought here. Military museums and memorials surround us. And aircraft from every…

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Must-Sees of a Washington D.C. Day Trip

Visiting Washington D.C. is on everyone's bucket list at some point. After all, it's our nation's capital - and the site of some of the most important events in American history. Fairfax County is one of the closest neighbors to D.C., making it the perfect launchpad for your adventure. If you're a…

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Ways to Commemorate Juneteenth

Updated 2022 It is known as “America's Second Independence Day.” Yet there is no battle marking that day. No birthday of a new nation. Not even an anniversary of a document. Rather Juneteenth, the commemoration of freedom from slavery, commemorates June 19, 1865 - the date federal troops arrived in…

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Fairfax County's Surprising Connection to D-Day

June 6 marks the anniversary of the first day of the Invasion of Normandy, France during World War II. Often referred to as D-Day, it was the largest seaborne invasion in history and laid the foundations of the Allied Forces decisive victory. But did you know that Fairfax County has a surprising…

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How to Spend Memorial Day In The Capital Region

Memorial Day around the Capital Region is unique in that it's full of opportunities to remember what the holiday is actually about, but also affords you the chance to enjoy the freedoms our American heroes fought so bravely to preserve. You can check out our complete list of Memorial Day events and…

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Explore Fairfax South: The Newly Designated Potomac Banks

The southern part of Fairfax County, newly designated as Potomac Banks: Explore Fairfax South due to its location along the banks of the Potomac and Occoquan Rivers, is especially blessed with historic homes, one-of-a-kind museums, expansive parks, and other attractions. You could spend days in this…

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Everything to Know About Historic Garden Week in Virginia

For nearly 90 years, the Garden Club of Virginia has been hosting Historic Garden Week - the perfect way to dive into our region's history and get your floral fix at the same time! More than 150 homeowners will open their garden gates and doors to welcome visitors to their spectacular historic homes…

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