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Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center

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The Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center is OPEN daily 11am - 4pm. The museum is administered by the City of Fairfax and operated by a professional staff and dedicated volunteers. The Museum - housed in the historic Fairfax Elementary School, built in 1873 - features exhibitions about local and regional history, including the permanent exhibit The Fairfax Story. The Museum hosts several historic prog

The Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center is OPEN daily 11am - 4pm. The museum is administered by the City of Fairfax and operated by a professional staff and dedicated volunteers. The Museum - housed in the historic Fairfax Elementary School, built in 1873 - features exhibitions about local and regional history, including the permanent exhibit The Fairfax Story. The Museum hosts several historic prog

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12/23/2022
Don’t forget to check out the gift shop for unique holiday gifts ! And we still have a few White House Ornaments left at...
12/14/2022

Don’t forget to check out the gift shop for unique holiday gifts ! And we still have a few White House Ornaments left at the best price in town - $22. We’ll be open through Dec 22 , 11-4.

Almost time to step into the Ratcliffe-Allison-Pozer house for some Holiday flavored short tours ! Open from 1-3 pm. Ent...
12/11/2022

Almost time to step into the Ratcliffe-Allison-Pozer house for some Holiday flavored short tours ! Open from 1-3 pm. Enter on Main St (10386 Main) and exit out the back porch - where Santa will be visiting until 2, and the Holiday Market is open for shopping! City of Fairfax GovernmentFairfax City Parks and Recreation

Ratcliffe-Allison-Pozer House will open be for its last dates this year! Visit us at 10386 Main St. when you're in Old T...
12/01/2022

Ratcliffe-Allison-Pozer House will open be for its last dates this year! Visit us at 10386 Main St. when you're in Old Town Square for Lights and Carols on December 3, or shopping the Holiday Market December 11. City of Fairfax Government Historic Fairfax City, Inc. Fairfax City Parks and Recreation

Join Historic Resources for these December Programs!
11/30/2022
Fairfax Holiday History Programs

Join Historic Resources for these December Programs!

Fairfax Holiday History Programs City of Fairfax, Virginia sent this bulletin at 11/30/2022 05:13 PM EST View as a webpage / Share December FREE programs Don't miss this popular family event! Sunday December 4 Noon - 4 p.m. Historic Blenheim (3610 Old Lee Hwy) Learn how soldiers and their loved ones...

Still paving 11/18 , but again we are open! We appreciate those that came to visit yesterday to view exhibits and shop f...
11/18/2022

Still paving 11/18 , but again we are open! We appreciate those that came to visit yesterday to view exhibits and shop for White House Ornaments and other goodies. We continue to recommend parking at 10201 Main St. until our lot re-opens. City of Fairfax Government

Don’t let our parking lot repaving today deter you from visiting - we’re still open 11-4 ! You can park next door at 10201 Main St. City of Fairfax Government

Don’t let our parking lot repaving today deter you from visiting - we’re still open 11-4 ! You can park next door at 102...
11/17/2022

Don’t let our parking lot repaving today deter you from visiting - we’re still open 11-4 ! You can park next door at 10201 Main St. City of Fairfax Government

We are OPEN today on Veterans Day - a perfect day to come make a paper poppy to hang on our Poppy Memorial Wall. Poppy p...
11/11/2022

We are OPEN today on Veterans Day - a perfect day to come make a paper poppy to hang on our Poppy Memorial Wall. Poppy pins available in the gift shop too. Honor a veteran who has passed - and be sure to see the exhibit True Sons of Freedom. City of Fairfax Government

TONIGHT  - Free and open to all at Historic Blenheim.
11/09/2022

TONIGHT - Free and open to all at Historic Blenheim.

Next Wednesday we host Historic Fairfax City, Inc. for their annual meeting. Free and open to all! City of Fairfax Government

11/02/2022

We had a blast at the Spooktacular Stroll!

Come out and see the Office of Historic Resources at the Spooktacular Stroll! You can get information about our sites an...
10/28/2022

Come out and see the Office of Historic Resources at the Spooktacular Stroll! You can get information about our sites and current programming and touring options while picking up some candy, stickers, or maybe even some fun prizes! Hope to see you there this Sunday at Van Dyck Park from 5:30 - 9:00 pm!

It’s going to be a beautiful day October 8- Fairfax Fall Festival is tomorrow and we can’t wait to see you for FREE shor...
10/07/2022

It’s going to be a beautiful day October 8- Fairfax Fall Festival is tomorrow and we can’t wait to see you for FREE short tours of the Ratcliffe-Allison-Pozer House (10386 Main St.) from 11-3! And check out our blue sales tents out front from 10-5 for unique Fairfax merchandise - and of course the 2022 White House Ornament. City of Fairfax GovernmentHistoric Fairfax City, Inc.Fairfax City Parks and Recreation

October Happenings!
10/06/2022
October Fairfax History Programs

October Happenings!

October Fairfax History Programs City of Fairfax sent this bulletin at 10/06/2022 11:59 AM EDT View as a webpage / Share FREE October History Programs Second Sudnay at Fairfax Museum Saturday October 22, 2 p.m. Historic Blenheim The Lincolns, the Booths, and the Spirits Professor Terry Alford, North...

We are so grateful for the support of Historic Fairfax City Inc- and look forward to this event on Friday at Historic Bl...
10/03/2022
Taste of the Vine

We are so grateful for the support of Historic Fairfax City Inc- and look forward to this event on Friday at Historic Blenheim!

Come and sample wines from a local winery, enjoy the silent auction and support Historic Fairfax City Inc.!

Come see True Sons of Freedom! Historic Fairfax City, Inc. City of Fairfax Government
09/30/2022
True Sons Of Freedom Exhibit

Come see True Sons of Freedom! Historic Fairfax City, Inc. City of Fairfax Government

To commemorate World War I, True Sons of Freedom uses photographs of African American soldiers from Virginia who fought overseas to defend freedoms they were...

MORE new gift shop items!
09/21/2022

MORE new gift shop items!

Now Open - True Sons of Freedom, a traveling exhibition from Library of Virginia. These photographs of African-American ...
09/20/2022

Now Open - True Sons of Freedom, a traveling exhibition from Library of Virginia. These photographs of African-American Virginians who served in World War 1 were submitted by the new veterans to the Virginia War History Commission which started in 1919. City of Fairfax GovernmentHistoric Fairfax City, Inc.

We have so many great new unique items in the gift shop - and more arriving daily. If you’re looking for a host or famil...
08/31/2022

We have so many great new unique items in the gift shop - and more arriving daily. If you’re looking for a host or family gift for your late summer travels, remember we are open every day! City of Fairfax GovernmentHistoric Fairfax City, Inc.

08/19/2022

Ratcliffe-Allison-Pozer House
Will be closed Saturday August 20.
Visit our other sites!

Help out at our adjoining park on August 21!
08/10/2022

Help out at our adjoining park on August 21!

Join us for a stream cleanup on Sunday, August 21, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Ratcliffe Park! Earn stormwater utility credits while helping to beautify the City. All materials and supplies will be provided.

RSVP to [email protected] by August 19.

07/26/2022

We love our volunteers! Come by and pick up a volunteer application - and we'll contact you to join us at our next Volunteer Orientation (tentatively in September.)

We had a great turnout for our lawn concert today! Thanks to Charlie Brown and Dan Chute for sharing their music and kno...
07/17/2022

We had a great turnout for our lawn concert today! Thanks to Charlie Brown and Dan Chute for sharing their music and knowledge with us. We appreciate everyone that took the time to come out and listen!

07/13/2022
We'll see you at 2 p.m today for a book talk!
07/10/2022

We'll see you at 2 p.m today for a book talk!

Join us on Second Sunday, at 2 p.m. July 10, for a with local author P. O'Connell Pearson on their book CONSPIRACY: Nixon, Watergate, and Democracy's Defenders.

This book tells the stories of the reporters, prosecutors, judges, elected officials, and the public who supported and defended the Constitution during Watergate. Books will be available at the event for purchase and signing.

Info: fairfaxva.gov, search "conspiracy"
Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center
Historic Blenheim/Civil War Interpretive Center
Historic Fairfax City, Inc.

Check out our Second Sunday program.
07/08/2022

Check out our Second Sunday program.

Join us on Second Sunday, at 2 p.m. July 10, for a with local author P. O'Connell Pearson on their book CONSPIRACY: Nixon, Watergate, and Democracy's Defenders.

This book tells the stories of the reporters, prosecutors, judges, elected officials, and the public who supported and defended the Constitution during Watergate. Books will be available at the event for purchase and signing.

Info: fairfaxva.gov, search "conspiracy"
Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center
Historic Blenheim/Civil War Interpretive Center
Historic Fairfax City, Inc.

Words of commemoration in honor of our 30th Anniversary - Thanks to current Mayor Meyer for your support and former Mayo...
07/04/2022

Words of commemoration in honor of our 30th Anniversary - Thanks to current Mayor Meyer for your support and former Mayor Mason who cut the ribbon so many years ago !!!

Yes we’re having a party for our 30 th anniversary! Come on over for cupcakes , crafts , exhibits and more !
07/04/2022

Yes we’re having a party for our 30 th anniversary! Come on over for cupcakes , crafts , exhibits and more !

We'll see you July 4! City of Fairfax Government Historic Fairfax City, Inc.
06/28/2022

We'll see you July 4! City of Fairfax Government Historic Fairfax City, Inc.

We’ll be at the park today talking Juneteenth !
06/20/2022

We’ll be at the park today talking Juneteenth !

Join Historic Resources in Old Town Square tomorrow, 6/20, for a Juneteenth family celebration.

Click here for more info: https://www.fairfaxva.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/17854/20
Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center
Historic Blenheim/Civil War Interpretive Center
Historic Fairfax City, Inc.
Fairfax City Parks and Recreation

This talk has been moved to the Museum ( previously located at City Hall) - please join us at 2 pm!
05/07/2022

This talk has been moved to the Museum ( previously located at City Hall) - please join us at 2 pm!

The Kitty Pozer Garden is full of spring blooms - heralding good news of the long awaited re-opening of the Ratcliffe-Al...
04/14/2022

The Kitty Pozer Garden is full of spring blooms - heralding good news of the long awaited re-opening of the Ratcliffe-Allison-Pozer house for tours! The house will be featured on the Virginia Garden Week tour on April 26, then open Saturdays 11-2 for walk in tours beginning April 30. 10386 Main St. City of Fairfax GovernmentOld Town Fairfax City

Now open - travelling exhibits “Crooked Road Royalty” and “Musical Styles along the Crooked Road” focus on the rich heri...
04/03/2022

Now open - travelling exhibits “Crooked Road Royalty” and “Musical Styles along the Crooked Road” focus on the rich heritage of music from southwest Virginia. Come check it out !! City of Fairfax GovernmentHistoric Fairfax City, Inc.

Come check out the mini exhibition of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church’s historic pulpit furniture, open now through March 17....
02/26/2022

Come check out the mini exhibition of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church’s historic pulpit furniture, open now through March 17. City of Fairfax Government Historic Fairfax City, Inc.

We’ll see you Sunday for this virtual talk ! City of Fairfax Government Historic Fairfax City, Inc.
02/09/2022

We’ll see you Sunday for this virtual talk ! City of Fairfax Government Historic Fairfax City, Inc.

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The Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center is open 9-5, 7 days a week, and admission is FREE. (Closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, 1/2 day Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.) The museum is administered by the City of Fairfax and operated by a professional staff and dedicated volunteers. The Museum - housed in the historic Fairfax Elementary School, built in 1873 - features exhibitions about local and regional history, including the permanent exhibit The Fairfax Story. The Museum hosts several historic programs throughout the year, including the popular Second Sunday series. The Visitor Center stocks maps and information about sites and special events throughout Virginia and the D.C. area. The Museum is the flagship for the City of Fairfax Office of Historic Resources, which also includes: Historic Blenheim & the Civil War Interpretive Center - 3610 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax open Tuesday- Saturday 10 AM -3 PM, with a guided tour at 1 pm - FREE Front Desk: (703)591-0560 The Ratcliffe-Allison House - 10386 Main St. Fairfax open Saturdays 11 AM-2 PM April through October, and City special events - FREE Guided group tours and educational programs for students, scouts, and adults are available by reservation at all of our sites.

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The Kitty Pozer Garden is full of spring blooms - heralding good news of the long awaited re-opening of the Ratcliffe-Allison-Pozer house for tours! The house will be featured on the Virginia Garden Week tour on April 26, then open Saturdays 11-2 for walk in tours beginning April 30. 10386 Main St. City of Fairfax GovernmentOld Town Fairfax City
Now open - travelling exhibits “Crooked Road Royalty” and “Musical Styles along the Crooked Road” focus on the rich heritage of music from southwest Virginia. Come check it out !! City of Fairfax GovernmentHistoric Fairfax City, Inc.
We’ll see you Sunday for this virtual talk ! City of Fairfax Government Historic Fairfax City, Inc.
Jan. 9 - Today’s planned program “Uncovering the History of Mantua“ is postponed until March 27
Last day to shop before Christmas - our gift shop is open 11-4 today !
Local shopping is the best way to find a unique gift ! Come see us for local history books , Fairfax and Virginia themed gifts , White House Christmas Ornaments, and more. City of Fairfax Government Historic Fairfax City, Inc. Old Town Fairfax City
Enjoying festive sounds with Fairfax High School Carolers ! Come and visit ( and check out our gift shop sales !)
Sunday afternoon is a great time to shop local with us - sales from 2-4 pm on all history books new to the shop in 2021! BEST time is 2:30-3 pm , to enjoy festive music with the Fairfax High School Carolers !
It’s time to shop! The 2021 White House Historical Association Christmas Ornaments are here ! $22. Available in our shops, or visit our tent in front of the Ratcliffe-Allison-Pozer house for Fall Festival this Saturday !
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