Explore Fairfax Station Railroad Museum

Fairfax Station Railroad Museum is located at 11200 Fairfax Station Rd, Fairfax Station, VA. Fairfax Station Railroad Museum gives you the opportunity to take a step back in time and discover the role it played in the history of Northern Virginia.

Fairfax Station Railroad Museum

Fairfax Station Railroad Museum is 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.

The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum is a great place to view model train displays, explore Civil War history, railroading, and the fascinating story of the local community. The gift shop has the photographs assembled by Phil Scruggs that highlight the actions of the Union soldiers and has samples of cannonballs and rail spikes.

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Maryam N. is a Senior Writer at Nesbitt Realty. She is an expert on Fairfax County. Maryam has also worked previously as a geologist. She is a foodie and enjoys cooking and exploring new restaurants.