The Fairfax County Virginia Civil War Loop

Fairfax County VA' s amazing Civil War sites range from the Stone Bridge on the eastern part of Manassas National Battlefield Park to various Civil War Trail markers that detail the stories of our county's heritage.
 
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Begin the Fairfax County Civil War Loop with your free cooked to order breakfast at Embassy Suites Dulles Airport.  Then discover the Manassas Battlefield, Bull Run and Centreville.  The Civil War Loop then takes you to the tiny Virginia towns of Fairfax and Vienna, VA to discover little known but still pivotal historical sites and events.

After Vienna, VA you'll come back to your 21st Century two room suite at the Embassy Suites Dulles Airport and enjoy the Complimentary Evening Reception. There, in the comfort of the open atrium,  you'll have a chance to relive all you experienced during your Fairfax County Civil War Loop.

Embassy Suites Dulles Airport in Herndon, VA (http://embassysuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/virginia/embassy-suites-dulles-airport-WASDAES/offers/index.htm)  -- the perfect location to discover all the Civil War History of Fairfax County, VA and to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War.

All guests will enjoy:

Free cooked to order breakfast daily
Complimentary Evening Reception
Complimentary Hotel Shuttle in 3 mile radius of hotel
Two Room Suite
Free High Speed Internet Access
Bonus Hhonor Points
Special Overnight Packages

Click here (http://embassysuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/virginia/embas...) to choose the Fairfax County Hotel package perfect for your Civil War Loop Adventure!

Among the Fairfax County Civil War sites you'll visit:


The City of Fairfax purchased the historic Blenheim estate in 1999 to preserve and develop into a Civil War house museum and open-air park. Blenheim is a c.1859 central-hall-plan brick farmhouse on 12 acres. It is nationally significant for the 100+ signatures, art, and poetry created by Union soldiers, a "diary on walls" providing insight into typical soldier life, during the Civil War. The site annually hosts the popular Fairfax Civil War Day occurring on April 27, 2013. This year’s Civil War Day features reenactors portraying Clara Barton, Col. John Mosby, General James Longstreet,

Blackburns Ford (http://www.fxva.com/listings/index.cfm?action=display&amp...) Sully Road, Centreville, VA 20121 Sharp firefight along a stretch of Bull Run that was formidably defended, and contributed to McDowell’s decision to focus the Union efforts elsewhere along the Confederate line before the Battle of Fi…

Captain John Quincy Marr Monument (http://www.fxva.com/listings/index.cfm?action=display&amp...) 4000 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030 Dedicated to the memory of Captain John Quincy Marr, the first Confederate officer to be killed in the Civil War. Union cavalry attacked the City at 3:00 a.m. on June 1, 1861.

Dr. William Gunnell House (http://www.fxva.com/listings/index.cfm?action=display&listingID=1920&menuID=624&hit=1) 10520 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22030 It was in this house that Ranger John Mosby captured the Union area commander Brig. Gen. Edwin H. Stoughton, in bed, the night of March 9, 1863. Mosby awoke the general with a slap. "Get up, general, …

Dranesville Tavern (http://www.fxva.com/listings/index.cfm?action=display&listingID=1917&menuID=624&hit=1) 11919 Leesburg Pike, Dranesville, VA 22066 During the Civil War, the area around the tavern served as one of the outermost picket points for the defense of Washington. Troops passed on their way to ford the Potomac and head north. In December …

Fairfax City Cemetery (http://www.fxva.com/listings/index.cfm?action=display&listingID=1922&menuID=624&hit=1) 10567 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22030 In 1888, the Confederate Monument Association was formed to erect a suitable monument to both the unknown Confederate dead buried in the cemetery and the Confederate soldiers from Fairfax who lay on b…

Fairfax County Courthouse (http://www.fxva.com/listings/index.cfm?action=display&listingID=256&menuID=624&hit=1) 4000 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax, VA 22030  During the Civil War, this building was occupied by both Union and Confederate troops. In the spring of 1862, the Union Army took possession of the courthouse for the rest of the war.

Fairfax Museum (http://www.fxva.com/listings/index.cfm?action=display&listingID=209&menuID=624&hit=1) 10209 Main St., Fairfax, VA 22030 The Fairfax Museum, located in the former Fairfax Elementary School, produces special exhibits on the city's history, offers educational programs, and schedules walking tours of the historic district …

Jeb Stuart's Raid Historical Marker (http://www.fxva.com/listings/index.cfm?action=display&listingID=1916&menuID=624&hit=1) 9415 Old Burke Lake Road, Burke, VA 22015 The most famous story to come out of J.E.B. Stuart's 1862 Christmas Raid was his sending a telegraph from Burke's Station to the Union Quartermaster complaining that the poor quality of Union mules he…
Read more. (http://www.fxva.com/listings/index.cfm?action=display&listingID=1916&menuID=624&hit=1)

Joshua Gunnell House (http://www.fxva.com/listings/index.cfm?action=display&listingID=1919&menuID=624&hit=1) 4023 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030 The first skirmish of the Civil War occurred on Main Street, June 1, 1861. Ex-Governor, "Extra Billy" Smith, a civilian , ran from this house to take charge of the Warrenton Rifles. …

Lincoln's Review of the Troops at Bailey's Crossroads (http://www.fxva.com/listings/index.cfm?action=display&listingID=1915&menuID=624&hit=1) 5912 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041 After the Union defeat on 21 July 1861 at the First Battle of Manassas, Lincoln appointed Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan as commander of the demoralized army. A superb organizer, McClellan rebuilt the …

For the complete list of Fairfax County Civil War sites and the actual route for the Fairfax County Civil War Loop click below:

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