Open 10am – 3pm Tuesday through Saturday
Tours at 1 pm, Tuesday through Saturday
Chris Martin, Ph.D.
Historic Resources Director
Historic Blenheim: This unique and historic venue will help make your wedding or rehearsal dinner even more special. The Civil War Interpretive Center at Historic Blenheim has historic charm and presence while offering modern amenities for your event, while Historic Blenhiem and its surroundings make for a beautiful photo backdrop and gives your wedding the feeling of privacy in the city.
The Historic Blenheim estate was acquired in early 1999 to preserve and delop 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.ev
To inquire about renting this facility out for your event, please call 703-385-7858.