Join us Saturday, May 5, 2018 for our tour of civil war sites in and around Clifton and Centreville. We will meet at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum at 8:00 a.m. for a brief orientation and depart at 8:30 a.m.
The morning portion of our tour will include visits to two substantial civil war fortifications in the Clifton area. We will walk these fortifications and discuss their history and use. We will then 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 site.
After lunch in Centreville (brown bag or no-host at a nearby restaurant) we will travel to Historic Centreville where we will learn about the civil war history of Saint John’s Church and cemetery, Mount Gilead and several preserved civil war fortifications. Departing Historic Centreville, we will visit several civil war sites associated with the defense of Fairfax Station itself.
Our tour will end back at the museum at approximately 3:45 p.m.
The tour cost is $30 per person ($20 for Station members), payable on arrival at the Station or through our online store (advance payment guarantees your place in the tour). 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 the expected weather conditions. Please arrive at the Station no later than 7:45 a.m. (parking is available)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, telephone number and email address. Please also check our Events Calendar for updates.
Read Steve Hibbard's article in the Fairfax Station-Clifton Connection for details and photos of the Station's April 2016 Civil War tour.