Welcome to the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum

Celebrating Our 30th Anniversary

The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum is celebrating its thirtieth year since its dedication on October 17, 1987. We will mark the occasion with a special Open House on Saturday, October 14 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please see our Events Calendar for more information. The event is part of Fairfax County's commemoration of its formation in 1742. Read more

Membership Drive Begins in September

Become a member at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum at any time from now through the rest of 2017 and enjoy membership benefits through December 2018. Members receive free admission to all events, discounts on special programs and a 10% discount at our gift shop. For more information, see our Membership page or sign up today at our Square store.

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.