Welcome to the Alexandria and Mount Vernon Areas of Fairfax County
Mount Vernon is one of the most historic areas found anywhere in America. Here you'll find the beloved home of America's first president, George Washington. George Washington's Mount Vernon is the most visited historic home in the U.S. and has consistently remained one of the nation's most endearing attractions. You'll also find historic sites and museums like George Mason's Gunston Hall, the National Museum of the United States Army, Woodlawn, Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House, and Gum Springs. Natural settings also abound at places like Huntley Meadows Park, Mason Neck State Park, and Pohick Bay Regional Park which perfectly illustrate the area's perfect combination of history and nature. It's no wonder this area is visited by hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.