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Ways to Commemorate Juneteenth

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 Galveston, TX…

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Fairfax County, Virtually

You miss traveling. And we want you to know we'll be waiting. Right about now, you must be itching to get out of the house and start exploring again. We get it. Our attractions, restaurants, parks and arts venues miss seeing you, too. While we can't recommend you visit right now, we do want you to…

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7 (Safe) Ideas for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend may look a little different this year, but it shouldn’t keep us from remembering what the day is really all about: honoring the brave men and women who gave their lives to protect ours. Their sacrifices pave the way for our continued freedoms as American citizens. In addition to…

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Shop Local at Our Most Unique Gift Destinations

Each year, two days after Thanksgiving, communities across the nation host Small Business Saturday, celebrating and supporting neighborhood businesses. In Fairfax County, however, your Small Business Saturday is super-sized with unique gifts from iconic museum shops and interesting destinations…

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Atlas Obscura Sites in Fairfax County, Virginia

The other day I received a Google Alert in my email that caught my attention. I took a peek and saw where one of our attractions was being highlighted in the Atlas Obscura Guide to Virginia. For those of you who aren't familiar with Atlas Obscura, here's how they describe themselves on their "About"…

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Celebrate the season by visiting us during special holiday celebrations, taking in our one-of-a-kind attractions, or attending our epic festivals and special events found only in the region. More
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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
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Storytellers Video Series

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