On September 17th, Fort Ward Museum presented its Civil War Artillery Day as part of its ongoing living history program. The program featured reenactors from the 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery, a Union regiment that was stationed at Fort Ward during the Civil War. Continue reading
3 Less Known Facts About Seven Corners
- The Seven Corners name came from four roads that created seven corners at their junction. These roads include State Route 7, U.S. Route 50, State Route 613, and State Route 338. Continue reading
New Arlington Park To Be Named After Slave Who Saved Washington Artifacts
A new park in Arlington's Columbia Pike area will be named after Selina Norris Gray, who was born into slavery at Arlington House but later became a pillar of the Green Valley Community. Continue reading
Celebrate The Roles of Women During The Civil War On Civil War Women’s Day
Explore the contributions and roles of women during the Civil War on Civil War Women's Day on March 14 2020 at Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site 4301 Braddock Rd Alexandria. Continue reading
Take A Tour Of Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial
Also called the Robert E. Lee Memorial, Arlington House is a 16-acre site with quite a bit of history. You can see this important attraction on your next visit to Arlington National Cemetery. Continue reading
A Brief History Of Westgrove Neighborhood
Westgrove is a quiet community along the Potomac River in Fairfax County VA. They are found along broad and curving avenues between Fort Hunt Road and the George Washington Parkway near Westgrove Park. Westgrove mostly features large homes that are competitively priced. This is a well-established community that continues to attract interest from buyers looking in the Alexandria area. Continue reading
Make A Trip To Stuart-Mosby Civil War Cavalry Museum
Stuart-Mosby Civil War Cavalry Museum is located on Braddock Road Centreville, near Route 29, and is adjacent to the Mt Gilead house, built circa 1785, the oldest standing structure in the county. The museum’s location is fitting because it sits near the site of one of the old Confederate forts. Continue reading
Things You Should Know About Herndon Depot Museum
The Herndon Depot Museum, also known as the Herndon Historical Society Museum, is located at 717 Lynn Street Herndon, VA. The Herndon Depot was built in 1857 for the Alexandria, Loudoun & Hampshire Railroad, and later served the Richmond and Danville Railroad, the Southern Railway, and the Washington and Old Dominion Railroad, according to the National Register of Historic Places in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. Continue reading
Some Interesting Facts About Chantilly
Chantilly is located in western Fairfax County in the Northern Virginia region of Virginia. Some interesting facts about Chantilly are as follows.
- Chantilly is an unincorporated community, so there are no mayors or town councils.
- Much of Chantilly lies between Rt. 50 and I-66 in Western Fairfax County near Dulles International Airport.
- During the Civil War, the Battle of Chantilly took place nearby.
- It is approximately 24 miles from Washington D.C. and is home to Dulles International Airport.
- Located in Chantilly, Sully Historic Site, which was the home of Richard Bland Lee, northern Virginia’s first representative to Congress and Robert E. Lee’s uncle, gives visitors a peek into what life was like the eighteenth century.
- One can explore aviation and space history and even watch Dulles Airport’s air traffic from the soaring observation tower at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, an extension of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.
- Chantilly has Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Located along Route 28 between Chantilly and Centreville, the park houses athletic fields—including soccer, baseball, and softball fields, trails, and fitness stations. Coyote sightings have been reported within the park.
- At one time, Compass Airlines was headquartered near Chantilly, in an unincorporated area.
- The Westfields Marriott in Chantilly hosted the annual Bilderberg summit in 2002,2008, 2012, and 2017, which inspired protests.
[$769,900 - 5142 Ridgeview Retreat Dr, Chantilly, VA 20151] SOLD!
[$580,000 - 4425 Cub Run Rd, Chantilly, VA 20151] SOLD!
[$375,000 - 4179 Pleasant Meadow Ct, Chantilly, VA 20151] SOLD!
[$905,000 - 4303 Galesbury Ln, Chantilly, VA 20151] SOLD!
[$710,000 - 4531 Samuels Pine Rd, Chantilly, VA 20151] SOLD!
[$890,000 - 14491 Lake Vista Dr, Chantilly, VA 20151] SOLD!
[$825,000 - 4412 Galesbury Ln, Chantilly, VA 20151] SOLD!
See more in Chantilly
West End: Gateway To The City Of Alexandria
West End is the fastest growing area in the City of Alexandria. West End has a street hierarchy filled with cul-de-sacs and winding roads. The high-density residential area of West End is called Landmark due to the nearby Landmark Mall. Shopping malls and shops are also concentrated in this area. Whether you are looking for authentic cuisine or a piece of the Civil War history, you can find it in West End, Alexandria. Typically, you can find single family and townhouses on side streets and corners that you wouldn't expect to be there. If you are in search of highly desirable and stately homes, head over to Seminary Road. If you are looking for properties that have been recently developed but still maintain the architecture of Old Town, you may consider the area near Cameron Station. The Cameron Station area is relatively close to Old Town and Landmark Mall.