Welcome to the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum

Make a Gingerbread House with the Professionals!

Former White House pastry chefs Roland Mesnier and Mark Ramsdell will join local pastry chefs Laurent and Michelle Lhuillier at the museum on Saturday, November 24 to help guests build their own gingerbread houses.

See our Events Calendar for details

A Great Place to Experience History

Take a step back in time and discover the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum and the role it played in the history of Northern Virginia.

A key element in the development of the regional economy from its completion on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad in 1854, it played a critical role in the American Civil War and 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. The Station was an important supply and medical evacuation site during the Civil War where Clara Barton, later the founder of the American Red Cross, assisted in relief and evacuation efforts in 1862 during the Second Battle of Bull Run.

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.

Hours and Info

Open most Sunday afternoons, 1-4 PM. See Event Calendar for details.

Admission Fees: 16 yrs. and older: $4.00 ($5.00 for special events); 5 ~ 15 yrs.: $2.00; children 4 and under: free; Members: free

Volunteer Today!

Interested in preserving local history? The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum offers a variety of opportunities ranging from docents to administration and operations. Help preserve Fairfax County's unique historical heritage by contacting us today at 703-425-9225 or volunteers@fairfax-station.org.