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Historic Civil War Sites & Battlefields

Virginia is known for its deep roots in United States History, there are numerous battlefields and civil war sites that helped to define the Civil War. During the early years of the Civil War, Fairfax County found itself at a crossroads between both the Union and Confederate armies because of its strategic location. Because of this geographical centrality, most of the region's most famous Civil War sites are within easy driving distance from the heart of Fairfax. Together, they collectively tell the story of America's journey through one of the most trying times in its relatively young history. The top Civil War Battlefields to visit in the Fairfax Region are:


Fairfax County Civil War Sites

Fairfax County Civil War Sites

We invite you to explore the many Civil War sites found throughout Fairfax County. More
Capital Region Civil War Sites

Capital Region Civil War Sites

From battlefields to historic structures, the Captial Region is full of Civil War sites to explore. More
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Visit Our Virginia Civil War Trails Markers

This comprehensive signage program highlights a series of Civil War stories found here in Fairfax County. More
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The Civil War in Fairfax County and the Capital Region

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