Visit this recently opened historic site located in Fairfax, Virginia to get a taste of some rich Civil War history! At the Historic Blenheim & Civil War Interpretive Center you’ll find the famous Blenheim House situated on 12 acres of land and the new Civil War Interpretive Center. The Center was designed by award-winning architects Glave & Holmes Associates and is fully ADA accessible and motor coach accessible. It serves as a means of allowing visitors to gain a better understanding of the site’s history and the impact of the Civil War on Fairfax County. The Center also includes an exhibition gallery and a multipurpose classroom that accommodates 65 people. The Blenheim house, a central-hall plan brick farmhouse built circa 1859, has more than 100 soldier inscriptions, art and poetry created by Union soldiers as they occupied the Fairfax Court House between 1862 to 1863. Also located at the facility is “Grandma’s House”, which was a home occupied by by Margaret Conn Willcoxon Farr, the daughter of Rezin Willcoxon, owner of the Willcoxon estate, which was later named “Blenheim”. Its historical importance stems from its architecture and log-wall contruction.
While at The Center, you can also stop by to see their gift shop for its loads of books, original signed art prints, children’s toys and games, replica items, and souvenirs related to the Civil War and Fairfax history.
Hours: Open Tuesday-Saturday Noon-4pm with daily 1pm site tour. Monthly Civil War lectures.
Location: 3610 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax, VA 22030
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