3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030
Open noon to 4 pm Tuesday through Saturday
Tours at 1 pm, Tuesday through Saturday
Chris Martin, Ph.D.
Historic Resources Director
The Historic Blenheim estate was acquired in early 1999 to preserve and develop into a Civil War house museum and open-air park. Blenheim is a c.1855 central-hall-plan brick farmhouse on 12 acres located at 3610 Old Lee Highway. The preservation project included construction of a new 3,800 sq ft Civil War Interpretive Center that houses restrooms, gift shop, exhibits, meeting or educational space and provides an exceptional and unique backdrop for a special event or a wedding. The property was added to the National Register of Historic Places in early 2001. It is nationally significant for the 100+ signatures, art, and poetry created by Union soldiers during their occupation of the Fairfax Court House area in 1862–1863. The house contains one of the most largest and best-preserved examples of Civil War graffiti in the nation, a “diary on walls” providing insight into typical soldier life during the Civil War.
To inquire about renting this facility out for your event, please call 703-385-7858.