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Your handy guide to everything holidays & winter in Fairfax County! ❄️
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.
A favorite night spot for DC area music lovers to experience top-notch artists in an intimate setting.
Celebrate the Year of the Rat at Fair Oaks Mall from 1pm-5pm on 1/25 and 1/26 with FREE activities.
Dinosaur Adventures for the whole family at the Dulles Expo Center from 1/24-1/26.
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!
Next happy hour? Try some of the local breweries & brewpubs!
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

Northern Virginia Historical Sites

Virginia is home to some of the most historical sites in the United States. You will find historical colonial sites, Civil War battle sites, homes of our founding fathers and more. Virginia offers boundless opportunities to plan a historical vacation or weekend adventure to learn more and explore American history. 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.

Famous Landmarks To See

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.

 

Family-Friendly Historic Sites In Virginia

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 Virginia's 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