The East Coast is where the United States was founded, which means there are boundless opportunities to plan a historical vacation or weekend adventure. The American Revolution, Civil War and Underground Railroad are essential parts of US History, all of which have deep roots in Virginia. Fairfax County, Virginia has some of the most iconic battlefields and historic sites in the US. You can come here to see sites like George Washington's Mount Vernon, First Battle of Bull Run/ Manassas and more. Not only was history formed here, but it is continuing to be made, Fairfax County is minutes away from Washington D.C.
Experience United States History
Travel to Northern Virginia to fully experience US history. You’ll see homes of America’s first presidents, civil war reenactments, civil war battlefields, underground railroad markers, Arlington National Cemetery, colonial farms, courthouses and more. If you’re up for a trip around Virginia, there are even more historic destinations to add to you list including Jamestown (about three hours from Fairfax) and Richmond (less than two hours from Fairfax).
United States History Unfolding
With each new president that’s elected or law that is made, history is forever changed. Washington D.C. is home to our most influential lawmakers and politicians. Whether you're a Republican, Democrat, Moderate, or just a Voter, visiting Washington, DC is a must for any history-loving traveler. You’ll want to visit the White House, Capitol Hill, Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. Great news is you can combine your Virginia travel with a visit to Washington, DC by staying in Fairfax County. Fairfax is home to many individuals that work and play in D.C., meaning it’s also the best place to stay when your coming to visit. Find a hotel for your historic travel here.
United States History for the Whole Family
Sometimes travel with kids or teenagers seems daunting, but Fairfax is perfect for your historic-focused family vacation. Fairfax County makes it comfortable for your family to stay at a reasonably priced hotel with quick access to historic sites and Washington, DC Check out family friendly things to do in Fairfax as well as great ideas for your tour of Washington, DC.