Mr. Richard G. Slattery, Senior Research Director of the National Railroad Passenger Corp. (AMTRAK), examined the challenges and opportunities facing the nation’s passenger rail services in a presentation at the annual meeting of the Friends of the Fairfax Station on March 23.Read more
Take a step back in time and discover the Fairfax Station Railroad 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.
Open most Sundays, 1-4 PM. See Event Calendar for details.
Admission Fees: 16 yrs. and older: $4.00 ($5.00 for special events) 5 ~ 15 yrs.: $2.00 Children 4 and under: free Members: free
Interested in preserving local history? The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum offers a variety of opportunities ranging from docents to administration and operations. Help preserve Fairfax County's unique historical heritage by contacting us today at 703-425-9225 or email@example.com.