Listed below are parks and museums in Fairfax County
Click here for museums and historical sites in Fairfax County.
The Fairfax County Park Authority operates 420 parks including 371 miles of trails, lakes with marinas, historic sites, and nature centers. These parks include 274 athletic fields (30 synthetic turf). The Fairfax County Park Authority also manages the maintenance of more than 500 athletic fields for Fairfax County Public Schools. The Fairfax Cross County Trail is a 40 mile trail for pedestrians, cyclists, & equestrian use. It connects Great Falls National Park (Potomac River) to Occoquan Regional Park (Occoquan River). Facilities of the Fairfax County Park Authority:
NIKE Missile Site W-64, Lorton Virginia, was built during 1954 and was part of the Army Air Defense Command (ARADCOM). A ring of 11 NIKE anti-aircraft missile batteries were strategically… Continue reading
Most attractions in Caroline County are historic sites linked to the Civil War 1864 Overland Campaign of Union General Ulysses S. Grant. There are many historic markers throughout Caroline County citing the movements and delaying actions of Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia and the Union Army of the Potomac commanded by George Meade between the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House to the Battle of North Anna (River) before heading east to the Battle of Cold Harbor. We have taken photographs of many attractions and historic sites in Caroline County, and researched many of these historical markers. The pictures are in the following albums:
Stafford County historic sites and museums can be found in all parts between Marine Corps Base Quantico (Garrisonville) and the Rappahannock River (Falmouth). Stafford County is mostly known as the 1862 staging area for the Union Army of the Potomac commanded by Major General Ambrose Burnside during the preparation of the Battle of Fredericksburg. The Stafford County Historical Society has put together an outline (map included) of the most important historic sites which has been published by the Central Rappahannock Regional Library. The 20 most historically important are listed below.
Prince William County parks and museums are worth your time if walking Civil War battlefields and visualizing the struggle between opposing forces seems like time well spent. Besides museums, the links below will lead to find information and photographs of historic sites, water parks, community pools, community recreation centers, sports complexes, camp sites, and bird watching.
Americans in Wartime Museum (Dale City)
Freedom Museum (Manassas Airport)
Haymarket Museum (Town of Haymarket)
Manassas Museum (City of Manassas)
National Museum of the Marine Corps (Triangle)
Mill House Museum (Occoquan)
Weems-Botts Museum (Dumfries)
Other historic sites include: Bel Air House (Dale City), Ben Lomond House… Continue reading