Fairfax County has roots in the founding of America in many different respects. Founding Fathers George Washington and George Mason made their homes here and those are some of the most visited historic sites in the Commonwealth. We are also home to the National Museum of the United States Army and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center – which tell the tales of individuals and institutions that gave all they had to advance America across the centuries through sacrifice and innovation.
These sites, and dozens of others, not only highlight the revolution that defined America’s earliest existence, but also the continuing evolution of America as the destiny of our nation unfolded through a beautifully diverse collection of cultures and beliefs all striving to make our country as good as it possibly could be.
September 30, 2023
This event runs every Saturday from May 6th to September 30th, 2023. At this outdoor event, sample George Washington's whiskey and other distilled ... Read More
October 06, 2023 - October 08, 2023
Taste unlimited samples of wine from Virginia's finest wineries at Mount Vernon's Fall Wine Festival. Relax on the east lawn overlooking the Potomac R... Read More
October 10, 2023 - October 10, 2023
The Saratoga Campaign of 1777 during the Revolutionary War was the most decisive turning point of the conflict. This American victory stretched across... Read More
October 21, 2023 - October 22, 2023
Celebrate the crisp autumn season with 18th-century activities and demonstrations at the Farm at Mount Vernon. During this event, you can meet George ... Read More
November 02, 2023 - November 04, 2023
Hear from renowned historians, journalists, and leaders about the challenges of maintaining and protecting our nation's democratic form of government.... Read More