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Meet Fairfax County's storytellers, and then create your own travel story.
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.
Christmas past meets Christmas present at George Washington's estate - through December 31.
Take a mesmerizing night walk in one of Virginia's premiere gardens - through Jan. 6th.
Drive through festive light displays and holiday village - through January 6.
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!
When you're in the mood to dine al fresco, look no further than our list of restaurants offering a range of outdoor seating options.
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.
Historic Sites

HISTORIC SITES

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.


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Fairs and Festivals

Seasonal Fun

Celebrate the season by visiting us during special holiday celebrations, taking in our one-of-a-kind attractions, or attending our epic festivals and special events found only in the region. More
Mount Vernon - Hat and Whistle Boy

Family-Friendly Fairfax

Immerse your children in activities that stimulate their imagination. With so much fascinating history in Fairfax County, you can bet they’ll have fun while they learn. More
Storytellers Video Series

Storytellers Video Series

Every destination has a story. Meet Fairfax County's storytellers and then create your own travel story. More