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Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center

  • Address:
    10209 Main St.
    Fairfax, VA 22030
  • Phone:
    (703) 385-8414
Health & Safety

Hours 11am – 4 pm,  7 days a week (closed some holidays). FREE admission. COVID safety measures in place.

Start your visit to Fairfax here! The Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center is conveniently located near charming Old Town Fairfax, our historic downtown and entertainment district. 

Find brochures, travel guides, and maps in the lobby, and speak to our knowledgeable staff about things to do and see throughout the area and statewide. Purchase souvenirs for someone special in the gift shop.

Explore The Fairfax Story exhibit, which follows the arc of Fairfax history, from Native American cultures to our local astronaut who traveled on the Space Shuttle. The walls are bursting with interesting local stories, and you can view them all in about an hour! The museum plays host to traveling and special exhibits about a wide range of local history topics. Call or check online to see what’s on view. 

After taking in the exhibits, leave your car parked and explore Old Town Fairfax on a self-guided walking tour with our Courting History brochure. Refuel with a tasty meal at one of the city’s popular restaurants. If your kids have energy to burn, a family-friendly park and playground is located behind the museum and visitor center. 

Stop by and get oriented to the area. We’re looking forward to meeting you and making your visit to Fairfax fulfilling and memorable!

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Attraction Details
  • Admission Fee: FREE
  • Operating Hours: 11 am - 4 pm daily
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Metro Information
  • Distance to Nearest Metro Station (mileage): 4
  • Nearest Metro Station: Vienna/Fairfax-GMU
  • Additional Metro Info: Fairfax CUE bus Green Line from Metro.