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.
Exhibition--"Ode to Flanders Field: World War 1 Quilts"- March 17 –June 10
Special Extra Program: Saturday, May 5, 2018, 2p.m.
Ode to Flanders Field: World War 1 Quilts and Textiles – Join Sue Reich, quilt historian and collector, for a discussion of the fabrics and designs of World War 1 quilts.
Second Sunday Program: Sunday, May 6, 2018 2p.m.
The General in the Garden: George Washington’s Landscape at Mount Vernon—Adam Erby, Assistant Curator at Mount Vernon, will explore Washington’s influence over the gardens at Mount Vernon and its preservation by the Mount Vernon Ladies Association. Book signing and sale will follow the talk
White House Ornaments are available in the Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center gift shop. We now have them at a discounted price of $18/no tax. Proceeds benefit Historic Fairfax City, Inc.