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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.
Celebrate the Year of the Rat at Fair Oaks Mall from 1pm-5pm on 1/25 and 1/26 with FREE activities.
Dinosaur Adventures for the whole family at the Dulles Expo Center from 1/24-1/26.
Find a pet-friendly spot in Fairfax County!
Find hotels close to a Metro station.
Looking for a hotel in a specific area? Use our handy hotel map!
Next happy hour? Try some of the local breweries & brewpubs!
Browse our dining deals to save some dough on your next meal.
Try your hand at one of our local chef’s recipes.
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From metro stations to hotels to attractions, find the map you need most.
Carry all there is to see and do right in the palm of your hand.
Check out our calendar of seasonal festivities happening around the region!
From Civil War battlefields to DC monuments, here's your guide to the area.
The urban center of Fairfax County, Tysons is a destination of its own.
Battles of the Civil War

Battles of the Civil War

During the Civil War there were many engagements between the Union and Confederate Armies within close proximity to Fairfax County. Each one of these battles plays an important chapter in the military history of the United States, and the hills and fields where they took place are forever concecrated with the blood of patriots that should be remembered forever.

Skirmish at Fairfax Court House

Skirmish at Fairfax Court House

The Skirmish at Fairfax Court House was the first land conflict of organized military units in the Civil War. More
Action at Vienna

Action at Vienna

This was one of the earliest engagements of the Civil War and was the first time a train was engaged in warfare in American history. More
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The Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run

In the summer of 1861, enthusiastic volunteers in colorful uniforms gathered to fight the first major land battle of the war. More
The Battle of Ball's Bluff

The Battle of Ball's Bluff

Fought in October, 1861 in Loudoun County, Virginia, as part of Union Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's operations in Northern Virginia during the American Civil War. More
The Battle of Second Manassas / Bull Run

The Battle of Second Manassas/Bull Run

In August 1862, Union and Confederate armies converged for a second time on the plains of Manassas. More
The Battle of Ox Hill / Chantilly

The Battle of Ox Hill/Chantilly

The Battle of Ox Hill/Chantilly took place on the afternoon of September 1, 1862 and was the only major battle of the war fought in Fairfax County. More
The Battle of Antietam

The Battle of Antietam

The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army's first invasion into the North and led to the issuance of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. More
The Battle of Fredericksburg

The Battle of Fredericksburg

The Battle of Fredericksburg was fought December 11–15, 1862, in and around Fredericksburg, Virginia. More
The Battle of Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union victory in the summer of 1863 ended the Confederate Army's most ambitious invasion of the North. More
The Battle of Monocacy

The Battle of Monocacy

Fought in the summer of 1864 this is known as the Civil War Battle that saved Washington, D.C. 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