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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.
The City of Fairfax's annual (and delicious) Chocolate Lovers Festival returns Jan. 31 - Feb. 2.
Your favorite pups come to EagleBank Arena Jan. 31 - Feb. 2.
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.
Fly to Fairfax County!
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.
The Battle of Second Manassas / Bull Run

The Battle of Second Manassas / Bull Run

Once again the warring armies met at the plains of Manassas but this time on a more expansive scale than the First Battle of Manassas/Bull Run. The Second Battle of Manassas/Bull Run Campaign was decisively more complex, and destructive. The Union General Pope was trying to out-maneuver Confederate General Lee in what would turn out to be the another crushing defeat for the Union army. The Union army once again had to retreat across Bull Run and through Fairfax County deflated.

"Stonewall" Jackson would also further his reputation as an outstanding leader in this battle, returning to the same battlefield in which he earned his famous nickname. The action that took place here would also set the stage for Lee's first invasion of the north.

The Battle of Ox Hill/Chantilly in Fairfax County would be the last major battle of the Second Manassas/Bull Run campaign when a portion of the Confederate army tried to outflank a section of the retreating Union army, and destroy them before they could reach the safety of the defenses of Washington DC.

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