Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center
Museum in Fairfax, Virginia.
The Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center (Fairfax Elementary School, 1873)
10209 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22030
Open Every Day from 9 am to 5 pm
Closed New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve (at Noon), Christmas Day.
The Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center 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; hosts touring exhibitions on broader historic topics; and provides educational outreach to school and youth groups.