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The Civil War in Fairfax County and the Capital Region

Virginia Civil War Battle

Sites & History

Explore the critical role of Fairfax County in Civil War history. You’ll find yourself visiting multiple Northern Virginia Civil War historical sites, including battlefields, parks, trails, and memorials. The total American Civil War immersive experience is found both inside and outside the county with multiple museums, Civil War battle sites, and poignant historic sites telling the story of the most turbulent time in American history.

Have you ever considered what it might be to seal yourself up in a box and mail yourself through the post, or perhaps lie in a cold and muddy swamp for hours and hours with the baying of hounds hot on your trail howling in your ears? Have you ever risked everything just for the freedom to say you belong to yourself, and nobody else? The Underground Railroad assisted African slaves seeking just that freedom in attaining it during the Civil War era, and in the capital region visitors may experience this for themselves through the collection of exhaustive information, exhibitions, historical collections, and more documentation of the dangerous ways by which brave slaves risked everything for the chance at freedom.  

StoryTellers Your Stories to Create

Civil War Era Buildings in Fairfax County

Civil War Attractions

Explore the wealth of Civil War attractions throughout the Capital Region that tell the tales of war. More
Presidents and Their Generals

Civil War Itineraries

Browse these self guided tours that take you through the Capital Region from battle sites to little known Civil War historic sites. More
The Battle of Second Manassas / Bull Run

People, Battles & Stories

Fascinating stories, epic battles and American heroes all played a role in defining the Civil War. More
The Civil War in Fairfax County and the Capital Region

Download the Fairfax County Civil War Brochure

This downloadable brochure has an amazing amount of Civil War information regarding Fairfax County and the Civil War. More
Civil War Events

Civil War Events

Various sites and attractions throughout the region hold Civil War themed events to commemorate and educate. More
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Sign Up For Civil War eNews

Our monthly eNewsletter details the sites, events and stories that bring the Civil War to life in the Capital Region. More

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Be sure to visit our Civil War Facebook page for information on the Civil War in the Capital Region. More
The Civil War in Fairfax County and the Capital Region

Download the Fairfax County Civil War Brochure

This downloadable brochure has an amazing amount of Civil War information regarding Fairfax County and the Civil War. More
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Visit the Fairfax Civil War YouTube Channel

Visit us on YouTube and see videos related to Fairfax County's Civil War stories. More