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Fairfax Station Railroad

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Take a step back in time and learn about the impact

of railroads on Northern Virginia through the eyes of a country depot.

Fairfax Station contributed to development of the local economy from its completion on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad in 1852. It played a critical role in the American Civil War, serving as a base for Union soldiers. In 1862 it was the medical evacuation point for wounded soldiers, who were treated by Clara Barton and other volunteers. The station was the center of local community life for almost a century until modern highways and rail transportation made local train depots a thing of the past.

Museum displays, activities and events help preserve local history and promote railroading. Come explore Civil War history, railroading and the fascinating story of our local community.

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Support Station Preservation Efforts

March 30, 2021|

Fairfax Station's recently restored Southern Railway baggage cart has been included among the nominees in the Virginia Association of Museum's Top Ten Endangered artifacts program. Online voting through August 31 will determine whether our nominee receives this special designation, which [...]

Artifact Loan to Museum

January 24, 2020|

Kayla Gray Smith of Tampa, Florida has presented the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum with a rare and detailed sketch of the station during the American Civil War. The sketch was made by W.B. Wood in 1863 and shows in remarkable [...]

AMTRAK Executive Examines Rail Challenges

March 23, 2019|

Mr. Richard G. Slattery, Senior Research Director of the National Railroad Passenger Corp. (AMTRAK), examined the challenges and opportunities facing the nation’s passenger rail services in a presentation at the annual meeting of the Friends of the Fairfax Station on [...]

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