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The Fairfax Museum & Visitor Center,1873

The Fairfax Museum & Visitor Center (Fairfax Elementary School)

is located between Washington Dulles International Airport and Washington, D.C., in the heart of Northern Virginia. Housed in the former Fairfax Elementary School--built in 1873 as the first two-story brick school in Fairfax County-- it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The facility is handicapped-accessible.

As a state-certified visitor center we provide general visitor information for Fairfax City, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.,  including lodging, restaurants, transportation and historic and natural attractions.  We also are the place to find out about special events in and around the City.

The museum produces permanent and special exhibitions on Fairfax City and Fairfax County history; provides educational outreach to school and youth groups; and offers walking tours of Old Town Fairfax and the City's historic buildings in the spring and fall.

NEW EXHIBITION:

"Chalkboards to Smartboards: Public Schools in the County of Fairfax and Fairfax City" - Gano Gallery. Through mid-July 2017.

UPCOMING PROGRAM:  

Sunday, April 9, 2 p.m. –Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center

National Public Radio News correspondent and author Tom Gjelton will discuss his book, Nation of Immigrants, a study of several immigrant families in Fairfax County and the challenges and upheavals the new arrivals and their communities faced.  Book signing and sale will follow the program.  

VOLUNTEERS are needed and welcome.   For additional information please contact Susan.Gray@Fairfaxva.gov or 703.385.8415. Double-click for Volunteer Application .