Fairfax Station Railroad Museum

11200 Fairfax Station Road
703-425-9225

Many rail company mergers and reorganizations occurred from the late 1860’s until June 1894, when this line adjacent to Fairfax Station became part of the mighty Southern Railway. Southern operated this rail station very successfully until late in the 1950’s when automobile travel and trucking companies started taking more and more passenger and freight business away from the rail line. By 1973, Southern Railway no longer operated this rail station profitably and closed the station, which was the last operating railroad station in Fairfax County.

In 1975 a group of concerned citizens began efforts to save the old depot. With Southern Railway's donation of the building and financial and volunteer assistance from local groups, the Friends of Fairfax Station, Inc. reconstructed the station on donated land just up the hill from the original site. It now serves both as a museum of Civil War, railroad, and local history and as a bustling community center.

The museum houses Civil War, Red Cross, and historic railroading memorabilia as well as a variety of artifacts found in and around the old station. In more recent years, many donors have added to the historic items in the museum.

In 1975 a group of concerned citizens headed by Lena Wyckoff and the Clifton Community Woman’s Club began efforts to save the old depot.



Reviews

Michael Simmons

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
It's a small museum, tucked back into woods, with very interesting tidbits of historical info. The staff is top notch!! Use your mobile phone to access available QR codes throughout the exhibit to experience more information about the exhibits.

Emelbra LeBlanc-Redd

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Small intimate museum have relics of the past Railroad And was able to climb aboard a real caboose. the docent dress in Clothing of that period and the children enjoyed books that she read 7 in 5 yr old really enjoy themself. We're planning on going back to visit.

Amy Mack

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Friday, April 27, 2018
It was smaller than I expected, but everyone who works there was very friendly and my boys loved it.

Doug Goodman

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018
A special place near Burke, open on weekends. A place where there is local history. Free parking.

Michael Lopez

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Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018
A cozy/quaint place for train lovers of all ages.