Friends of Fairfax Station
The all-volunteer Friends of the Fairfax Station was established in 1973 to maintain and operate the reconstructed Fairfax Station Railroad Depot as a museum.
Local citizens led by Lena Wyckoff and the Clifton Community Woman’s Club led efforts to save the old depot with support from Southern Railway, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, the Fairfax County Vocational Educational Foundation, and the Fried and Moore families.
The new building was dedicated in 1987 and opened to visitors the following year. Ms. Wyckoff, a former educator who grew up in a railroading family, became the Friends’ first president.
Fairfax Station is rich in railroad, Civil War, and local history. The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum fosters an appreciation and understanding for the area’s rich history through its programs, displays and special exhibits. All ages are welcome at Fairfax County’s “Little Gem.”