Welcome to the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum

Local History Tour - November 17, 2018

Our annual fall tour will include visits to some of the interesting Civil War and other sites in and around Fairfax, Clifton and Centreville. Most have not been visited in previous tours. We will meet at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum at 8:00 a.m., receive an orientation, consolidate into cars for the tour, and depart from the museum at approximately 8:45 a.m.

The morning portion of the tour will include visits to local O&A Railroad sites and substantial civil war fortifications in the Clifton area. We will walk these fortifications and discuss their history and use.

After lunch in Centerville (no-host at a local restaurant or bring your own) we will drive to the site of the terminus of Centreville’s Confederate Military Railroad where we will learn about the first military railroad ever constructed and hear a gripping human-interest story associated with the terminus site. From there we will travel to Historic Centreville where we learn about the civil war history of Saint John’s Church and cemetery, and several preserved civil war fortifications. Departing Historic Centreville, the tour will end back at the museum at approximately 4:00 pm.

Each site visit includes off-road, moderate walking, and several require walking in wooded/forested areas. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for expected weather conditions. The tour will be held rain or shine, except in the case of seriously inclement weather. On-site parking is available for participants.

The tour cost is $30 per person ($20 for Station members), payable in cash or by credit on arrival at the Station or through our online store (advance payment guarantees your place in the tour).

Please monitor our website for schedule updates. If you wish to be placed on a list of those interested in attending future tours please email us at: events@fairfax-station.org. Please include your name, telephone number and email address. Please also check our Events Calendar for updates.

Our spring history tour is scheduled for April 27, 2019.