Learn More About Historic Blenheim

Historic Blenheim is a c.1859 central hall Greek Revival style brick farmhouse built by Albert Willcoxon just prior to the Civil War (1861 – 1865).  It is nationally significant for the voluminous quantity and quality of examples of Civil War graffiti. Historic Blenheim provides a historic backdrop for events of every kind, including corporate meetings and retreats, weddings, banquets, and formal affairs or casual gatherings such as parties.

Historic Blenheim House, c. 1859

In 2001 Historic Blenheim was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Adjacent to the house is the Civil War Interpretive Center, opened in 2008. The Center’s mission is to enhance the educational experience of the site for visitors. A gallery inside the Interpretive Center contains displays that place the Union soldiers who stayed at Blenheim within the larger framework of the American Civil War.

Since the second floor and the attic are not accessible by the public, the Center also hosts an exact replica of two-thirds of Blenheim’s attic with life-sized images of the inscriptions. Additional features include an assembly room for school groups, tour groups, lectures, and special programs, along with temporary exhibits that are displayed on the walls.

The centerpiece of Historic Blenheim event space is the award-winning Interpretive Center. The venue features a stunning glass-roofed Atrium Lobby, 900-square-foot Assembly Room with hardwood flooring, and glass walls throughout offering extensive views of our Civil-War-era house and grounds.

A Pergola Terrace and covered Veranda Porch offer options for outdoor café seating, and the adjacent grounds provide plentiful space for large outdoor tented functions. The spectacular vista includes lush lawns, shady trees, split-rail fences, meandering footpaths and historic buildings transporting the visitor back in time to the mid-1800s.

Properties in Fairfax County


8903 Day Lilly Ct

Needs relatively little updating - so well maintained and regularly updated that it almost looks new. This lovely, brick-front colonial is near Mosaic District, two Metro stops, shopping, schools, I-66 and I-495. Model Andre Elev-B. 4 bedrooms. 3 1/2 baths. Gas heat. Oak hardwood floors. Many upgrades including: new carpet (2019), cook top (2019), SS kitchen sink (2019), countertops (2019), refrigerator (2018) double ovens (2018), Andersen windows (2017), and Bosch dishwasher (2016). Furnace, humidifier, air-conditioner, and hot water heater (2015). Roof replaced with upgraded shingles (2005). Gorgeous wood floors. Large, two-car garage. Embassy-sized dining room. Family room with gas fireplace. Open and airy kitchen with 42" cabinets. Skylights over breakfast nook. Master bedroom w sitting area, walk-in closet and luxury bath with whirlpool tub, dual sinks & separate shower. Cul-de-sac. [Armistead Park - $800,000]

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6801 Perry Penney Dr #265

..Book lover's delight..multiple built-in bookshelves...quiet end unit overlooking a park/stream....main level features a beautiful dining room with crown mouldings...Seller's father added custom features to the kitchen like built in shelving/cutting boards...fun party deck off the living room...all baths have been updated..powder room features a vintage sink...basement has a full bedroom and bath plus a family room with a cozy fireplace....French doors lead out to a patio with relaxing views of trees...double pane windows (2015)...Heating and a/c system--(2015)...HMS home warranty for new buyer(s)...condo fee includes water/sewer, trash service, tot lots, community pool, landscaping, roof care, more....Pet friendly community...Offers reviewed as they come in....A WOW!!! [Terrace Townhouses of Annandale - $379,900]

Come check it out! Beautifully updated, fresh paint, carpet and flooring! Spacious 4 bedroom, 3.

12856 Fantasia Dr

5 bathroom colonial in one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Northern Virginia; Kingston Chase! This is one of the largest homes in the subdivision! The HOA Membership includes the community pool -Voted best pool in Herndon, tennis court, clubhouse and common areas. Master bedroom overlooking the wooded, newly fenced back yard. Garage converted to office/den. Updates include Master ensuite 2008, new concrete siding, Aztec trim, composite decking 2008, new roof 2008, HW heater 2009, HVAC 2018, New Chimney 2018, New fence 2019. [Kingston Chase - $530,000]

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!!Motivated Seller, Huge price reduction, MUST SEE!!! New Roof, New Windows, New Front door, New Kitchen appliances, updated bathrooms new pain throughout ,.

7281 Larrup Ct

.. Beautiful, spacious and lovingly maintained home! This gorgeous three bedroom and two and a half bath townhouse is move-in ready. Located away from the parking/road will give you all the privacy you need to enjoy the comfort of this lovely home! Great location! only a 10 minute walk to Franconia Springfield Metro station, less than 2 miles to Manchester Lakes and Kingstowne Shopping, Theaters and Restaurants. Other nearby shopping includes Springfield Towncenter, Best Buy, Home Depot and Wegmans, and much more. [Windsor Park - $379,900]

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6038 Meyers Landing Ct

*** Beautifully maintained three level townhouse with engineered hardwood floors throughout all levels. Fully updated kitchen features granite counter-tops and stainless steel appliances. Spacious back deck with stairs that walk down to the fenced in yard. Located in Burke Centre community which features, multiple pools, walking trails, tot lot, basketball, and tennis courts. Conveniently located for commuters! Right down the road from the Burke Centre VRE, less than one mile to Fairfax County Parkway, and under 2 miles to Ox Rd. [Burke Centre - $420,000]

A beautiful modern home designed for today's lifestyle.

114 Tapawingo Rd SW

114 Tapawingo was inspired by a desire to bring fresh ideas for home design and living to Vienna. The clean, minimalist exterior~inspired by traditional Virginia farmhouse design~incorporates a modern twist: A cube accent that serves as a contrasting element, setting the tone for the home.On the main level, an angled art wall leads into a gourmet chef~s kitchen that overlooks the combined dining/great room beyond~ a space full of windows and light. A screen porch leads off the dining area, creating the ideal space for both living and entertaining.The interior of the main level and upper hallway above are bathed in natural light pouring from a 2-story custom wood and steel staircase topped by large skylights.The upper level features a spacious master suite with a clean, bright master bath, three additional generous bedrooms, and a large laundry room.On the lower level: rec-room with built-in bar; media room; 5th bedroom with connected hall bath; and exercise room.These elements combine to create a home that is both beautiful and functional, designed from the ground up to accentuate the way modern families live, play and entertain.(Note: Agent has financial interest.) [Vienna Woods - $1,549,000]

Totally unexpected park-like setting with only the sound of birds and nature.

11609 Valley Rd

The oversized windows offer tranquil views of magnificent landscaping and nature while delighting the senses. Enjoy this contemporary style 4 Bed/ 2.5 Bath home that has been solidly built and modernized throughout the years. This home features an open floor plan with a renovated kitchen boasting new stainless steel appliances, refinished hardwood floors, and fresh paint throughout. It invites formal and informal living and entertaining spaces both inside and out. The exterior is an extension of the home situated on over 1 acre of land highlighted by a large pool with new liner and sauna that provides a vacation year-round without ever leaving your home. Fairfax Farms offers open green space, the convenience of shopping, dining, entertainment, and easy access to major commuter roads, I-66, Route 50, Route 29. [Fairfax Farms - $799,000]

Renovated from top to bottom.

1808 Pimmit Dr

Ready to move in. Fantastic location,only minutes to Tysons corner and Metro. [Pimmit Hills - $900,000]


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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.