Fairfax County

Fairfax County

Fairfax County

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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.

Local Events

Animal Family Day at George WashingtonAnimal Family Day at George Washington's Mount Vernon
April 20, 2024 - April 21, 2024
Fairfax County

Enjoy family activities, story times, and the opportunity to see sheep, oxen, and horses during Animal Family Day at Mount Vernon. Learn about Mou... Read More

Adult Hearth CookingAdult Hearth Cooking
April 20, 2024 - April 20, 2024
Fairfax County

Join us in the hearth kitchen at Gunston Hall for the ultimate experience in slow food as you learn to employ 18th-century cooking techniques and reci... Read More

Ford Evening Book Talk: Unfriendly to LibertyFord Evening Book Talk: Unfriendly to Liberty
April 23, 2024 - April 23, 2024
Fairfax County

Hear from historian Christopher F. Minty, author of "Unfriendly to Liberty: Loyalist Networks and the Coming of the American Revolution in New York Ci... Read More

Historic Plant and Garden Sale at George WashingtonHistoric Plant and Garden Sale at George Washington's Mount Vernon
April 27, 2024 - April 27, 2024
Fairfax County

Shop for heirloom vegetables, herbs, and annual flowers—plus, native perennials, trees, and shrubs grown in Mount Vernon's greenhouses. Members g... Read More

Supreme Court Lecture Series at George WashingtonSupreme Court Lecture Series at George Washington's Mount Vernon
May 01, 2024 - May 01, 2024
Fairfax County

Join the Supreme Court Historical Society and the Washington Presidential Library for two lectures focused on George Washington, the history of the U.... Read More

Revolutionary War Weekend at George WashingtonRevolutionary War Weekend at George Washington's Mount Vernon
May 04, 2024 - May 05, 2024
Fairfax County

Step back in time during a Revolutionary War encampment at Mount Vernon. Mount Vernon's serene 12-acre field transforms into a battleground as Con... Read More

George Washington Whiskey TastingGeorge Washington Whiskey Tasting
May 04, 2024 - June 29, 2024
Fairfax County

At this outdoor event, sample George Washington's whiskey and other distilled spirits made at Washington's Distillery. In 1799, George Washington'... Read More

Cocktails by CandlelightCocktails by Candlelight
May 10, 2024 - May 10, 2024
Fairfax County

Sip on period cocktails as you learn about 18th-century mixed drinks and snacks in the heart of the historic property. Sit and chat with friends and ... Read More

Remembering the Enslaved Families of Mount VernonRemembering the Enslaved Families of Mount Vernon
May 11, 2024 - May 11, 2024
Fairfax County

On May 11, learn about the enslaved families at George Washington's Mount Vernon with a guided tour, family activity, and ceremonial remembrance for a... Read More

George WashingtonGeorge Washington's Mount Vernon Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour
May 17, 2024 - May 19, 2024
Fairfax County

Taste unlimited samples of wines from Virginia's finest wineries at Mount Vernon’s Spring Wine Festival. Relax on the east lawn overlooking the ... Read More

Evening Book Talk at George WashingtonEvening Book Talk at George Washington
June 04, 2024 - June 04, 2024
Fairfax County

In this free evening event at George Washington's Mount Vernon, hear from University of Miami professor Ashli White, author of Revolutionary Things: ... Read More

Declaration DayDeclaration Day
June 08, 2024 - June 08, 2024
Fairfax County

Join us at Gunston Hall as we commemorate the anniversary of the 1776 Virginia Declaration of Rights. In writing this document, George Mason took som... Read More

Summer Huzzah at George WashingtonSummer Huzzah at George Washington's Mount Vernon
June 08, 2024 - June 08, 2024
Fairfax County

Enjoy a summer evening of 18th-century entertainment at George Washington's Mount Vernon. Play lawn games, have your fortune told, take a scenic horse... Read More

Lunch at the Washington Presidential Library: Four Families Descended from Slaves Reflect of Stories of Strength, Love, and Gratitude. Lunch at the Washington Presidential Library: Four Families Descended from Slaves Reflect of Stories of Strength, Love, and Gratitude. 
June 10, 2024 - June 10, 2024
Fairfax County

Join us for lunch and a discussion with authors Lori Ann LaRocco and Abby Wallace, who will discuss their new book, Embracing Your Past to Empower Yo... Read More

Freedom Before Emancipation: Family Day for Juneteenth at George WashingtonFreedom Before Emancipation: Family Day for Juneteenth at George Washington's Mount Vernon
June 19, 2024 - June 22, 2024
Fairfax County

Juneteenth is the celebration of Emancipation Day in 1865. Long before emancipation, many people enslaved at Mount Vernon resisted enslavement and sou... Read More

2024 Annual Martha Washington Lecture: Remember the First Ladies2024 Annual Martha Washington Lecture: Remember the First Ladies
June 20, 2024 - June 20, 2024
Fairfax County

As the wife of the nation's first president, Martha Washington truly defined the new role of First Lady of the United States. Hear how she and other F... Read More

An American Celebration at George WashingtonAn American Celebration at George Washington's Mount Vernon
July 04, 2024 - July 04, 2024
Fairfax County

Celebrate our nation's founding at Mount Vernon, the home of America's first president! Watch as people from across the world become U.S. citizens in... Read More

Evening Book Talk at George WashingtonEvening Book Talk at George Washington's Mount Vernon: Richard Brookhiser on John Trumbull
July 10, 2024 - July 10, 2024
Fairfax County

At the free evening event, hear from popular historian Richard Brookhiser, author of Glorious Lessons: John Trumbull Painter of the American Revolutio... Read More

Evening Book Talk at George WashingtonEvening Book Talk at George Washington
August 15, 2024 - August 15, 2024
Fairfax County

Debates over secrecy and transparency in politics during the eighteenth century shaped modern democracy.  At this free evening book talk, Universi... Read More

George Washington Whiskey TastingGeorge Washington Whiskey Tasting
September 07, 2024 - September 28, 2024
Fairfax County

At this outdoor event, sample George Washington's whiskey and other distilled spirits made at Washington's Distillery. In 1799, George Washington'... Read More

George Washington Whiskey TastingGeorge Washington Whiskey Tasting
September 07, 2024 - September 28, 2024
Fairfax County

At this outdoor event, sample George Washington's whiskey and other distilled spirits made at Washington's Distillery. In 1799, George Washington'... Read More

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