Fairfax Station Railroad Museum

Fairfax Station Railroad Museum Museum displays, activities and events help preserve local history and promote railroading. Come explore Civil War history, railroading and the fascinating story of our local community. Admission Fees: 16 yrs. and older: $4.00 ($5.00 for special events).

Take a step back in time and discover the Fairfax Station Museum and the role it played in the history of Northern Virginia. A key element in the development of the regional economy from its completion on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad in 1854, it played a critical role in the American Civil War and was the center of local community life for almost a century until modern highways and rail transportation made local train depots a thing of the past. The Station was an important supply and medical evacuation site during the Civil War where Clara Barton, later the founder of the American Red Cross, assisted in relief and evacuation efforts in 1862 during the Second Battle of Bull Run. Museum displays, activities and events help preserve local history and promote railroading. Come explore Civil War history, railroading and the fascinating story of our local community.

Mission: The purpose of the Friends of the Fairfax Station, Inc. is to maintain and operate the rebuilt Fairfax Station Railroad Depot as a museum. Fairfax Station is rich in railroad, Civil War, and local history. The Friends of Fairfax Station foster an appreciation for this and offer programs and displays that interpret this history as well as supporting many model railroad clubs. All ages are welcome!

06/23/2019

Hands on day activities today from 1 to 4 pm! Some of the activities will include operating model trains, decoding and writing telegraph messages as well as observing Tom Boltz, one of the Station's volunteers, demonstrate how an old train order hoop was used by the railroads so that the train engineer and a train station employee could communicate when a train was entering a station. Normal admission rates apply.

06/12/2019

Fathers Day Weekend HO model trains running both Saturday & Sunday from 1pm to 4pm. See you there!

06/09/2019

TTRAK Model Trains running today from 1 pm to 4 pm! Normal admission rates apply.

06/06/2019

Calling all Crafters! Join the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum for the 2nd Annual Fall Craft Show and Lego© Train Show on October 12th, 2019 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. If you are a Crafter and interested in joining us, booth space is enough room for a 10x10 canopy and the cost per space is $50. The Station has a limited number of tables that can be provided. Please email [email protected] for an application and further information.

06/05/2019

TTRAK model trains running this Sunday, June 9. Normal admission prices.

06/03/2019

June 30th Dog Days of Summer

Come spend time with local rescue groups and learn about "Adopt, Don't Shop" and maybe find a new friend.
We will be making pull toys out of jeans and fleece for everyone's best friend. These toys will be donated to pups waiting for their "furever" home.

If you have old jeans or fleece to donate please drop it by on any Sunday or bring it with you on the 30th.

06/02/2019

Join us for local walking tours of the Station and immediate surroundings this Sunday. Come learn a bit of local history!

05/29/2019

Local walking tours of the Station and immediate surroundings this Sunday. Come learn a bit of local history!

05/26/2019

Reading circle and crafts for the young ones today from 1 to 4 PM at the station! Normal admission rates supply.

Book reading going on today Barnes & Noble!
05/25/2019

Book reading going on today Barnes & Noble!

05/25/2019

We even have a model train running back in the music section!

Please stop by and get a coupon from us if you’re visiting Barnes & Noble‘s today. We get a percentage of each sale ...
05/25/2019

Please stop by and get a coupon from us if you’re visiting Barnes & Noble‘s today. We get a percentage of each sale if you mention us or present a coupon to check out!

If you are shopping Barnes & Noble on May 25 please print the attached coupon and give to the cashier. Fairfax Station R...
05/23/2019

If you are shopping Barnes & Noble on May 25 please print the attached coupon and give to the cashier. Fairfax Station Railroad Museum will get a % of each sale where a coupon is used. TIA!

05/19/2019

N Scale model trains running today from 1 pm to 4 pm. Normal admission rates apply.

Model trains running this Sunday! Normally admission rates apply.
05/13/2019

Model trains running this Sunday! Normally admission rates apply.

05/12/2019

Come in out of the rain for a while and explore local history! Open from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Moms get free admission today.

Calling all kids, bring your mom and she gets in for free!
05/08/2019

Calling all kids, bring your mom and she gets in for free!

Do you love Model trains?  Are you a history teacher with knowledge of the US Civil War?  Or you would like to learn abo...
05/07/2019
Fairfax Station Railroad Museum

Do you love Model trains? Are you a history teacher with knowledge of the US Civil War? Or you would like to learn about both? If so, Fairfax Station Railroad Museum located in Fairfax Station is the place to learn and volunteer.

Mario Lucero is our new Vice President of the Museum and is looking for neighbors to join as docents or young men and women who are looking for community service From King Park West, Fairfax Station, Burke and surrounding areas. We are open on mainly on Sundays (some Saturdays and Mondays).

Please browse our website for more information and location: www.fairfax-station.org.

Please email Mario at [email protected] to get more information and/or arrange a meeting. Thank you!

05/05/2019

Last chance to see HO Scale trains until September today from noon to 4 pm!

Fairfax Station Railroad Museum's cover photo
05/05/2019

Fairfax Station Railroad Museum's cover photo

HO Trains running!
05/04/2019

HO Trains running!

05/04/2019

HO trains running today & tomorrow (May 4/5) from Noon to 4 pm both days!

Fairfax Station Railroad Museum's cover photo
05/04/2019

Fairfax Station Railroad Museum's cover photo

05/01/2019

HO Scale model trains running Saturday and Sunday, May 4th and 5th!

Another two day show next weekend! Come out for the HO trains!
04/28/2019

Another two day show next weekend! Come out for the HO trains!

Lego trains starting now till 4 PM!
04/28/2019

Lego trains starting now till 4 PM!

2019 04 27-28 WamaLTC LEGO
04/27/2019

2019 04 27-28 WamaLTC LEGO

04/27/2019

Steady crowds and everyone having a great time! If you miss us today plan to visit tomorrow (April 28) between noon and 4 PM.

04/27/2019

Here till 5 PM today (Saturday) and from noon to four tomorrow (Sunday)!

And thanks to Fairfax County CERT Volunteers as well!
04/27/2019

And thanks to Fairfax County CERT Volunteers as well!

Crowd control is here! Thank you Fairfax County Police Department
04/27/2019

Crowd control is here! Thank you Fairfax County Police Department

LEGO trains 10 to 5 today April 27!
04/27/2019

LEGO trains 10 to 5 today April 27!

04/24/2019

Lego Trains this weekend on Saturday and Sunday! Click on our Events tab for details!

04/16/2019
See you in two weeks!
04/14/2019

See you in two weeks!

04/14/2019

TTRAK Model Trains running at the Station from 1 pm to 4 pm today!

04/07/2019

Today from 1-4pm learn about the work of a train caboose while touring a real Southern Railroad caboose!

04/02/2019

Have some old (but clean) jeans you are looking to offload? We will take them! They will be cut up and used to make doggy chew toys for a June craft event we will be having at the Museum. Clean (please) jeans can be dropped off at the Museum any Sunday between 1pm & 4pm. TIA!

03/31/2019

Our series of activities and crafts to learn about the different types of cars on trains starts today at 1pm! Today learn about the "Tender Cars" - a type of railroad car on trains.

03/24/2019

Spring "Make 'N Take" Event today from 1pm to 4pm!

03/23/2019

Mr. Richard G. Slattery, Senior Research Director of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK) will make a presentation on "The Now and Tomorrow of AMTRAK" immediately after our annual meeting at 11am today!

03/20/2019

AMTRAK Senior Research Director, Richard G. Slattery, speaking Saturday. Do you travel on AMTRAK or are you curious as to AMTRAK's present and future operations? Come listen and ask questions! This looks to be a very informative presentation. Saturday, March 23 at 11am at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum. Members and non-members are invited to attend this free event (not appropriate for younger children). Light snacks and beverages served after the event. See you there!

03/17/2019

NTRAK Model Trains Running from 1pm to 4pm today!

2019 03 10 Game Day
03/10/2019

2019 03 10 Game Day

Today’s first winners of Game Day! Thanks for playing!
03/10/2019

Today’s first winners of Game Day! Thanks for playing!

Address

11200 Fairfax Station Rd
Fairfax Station, VA
22039

Opening Hours

Sunday 13:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(703) 425-9225

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