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Blenheim

3610 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030-1804
+1 703-591-0560
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Interesting for Civil War Buffs

To be up front I’m not a Civil War buff, but I was looking for something to do with my daughter on... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
FecFam
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Northern Virginia, Virginia
Real Life 150 yrs ago

We spent a couple of hours here, led by the volunteer host. Learn about the 2 houses built on same... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2018
Rick H
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Sarasota, Florida
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This 1855 estate is most famous for its attic which housed Union soldiers who left drawings on the walls.
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  • Average10%
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3610 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030-1804
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

To be up front I’m not a Civil War buff, but I was looking for something to do with my daughter on a beautiful Saturday. History Day was taking place at historic Blenheim so I decided to go. I took a tour of the house...More

Thank FecFam
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

We spent a couple of hours here, led by the volunteer host. Learn about the 2 houses built on same site. The tour we took Fridays at 1pm only, was very good - highly recommend as you get to tour the 1st floor as renovation...More

Thank Rick H
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

A most interesting and enjoyable tour by our church couples club. Staff were most helpful in arranging our after-hours group tour and efficiently handled our group of 34. This is a most interesting exhibit of civil war graffiti left on the walls by union soldiers...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

We enjoyed visiting this beautiful historic home and the well preserved "wall graffiti" of soldier signatures from the civil war

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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Not your typical tourist stop—pleasant respite with walking trails, Civil War History and graffiti in the attic. Former dairy farm that fortunately was preserved. Nice gift shop and lecture hall—check their schedule as the Historic Society hosts some very interesting speakers.

Thank Fred K
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Blenheim is a real gem in the City of Fairfax and a testament to the foresight of the city's planners. Previously private property, the estate was bought by the City in the late 1990s and since then the existing buildings (the original attractions) were rehabilitated...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

I stumbled on Blenheim while in Fairfax. This museum is just a few minutes from the center of town. It's a quiet place just a short distance from town. Having never heard of a graffiti house, I found the history fascinating. Union soldiers wrote all...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

We've been in this area since 2009 and have done all the standard touristy things. Now that we peeled back that layer, we are discovering dozens of hidden gems due to the historic nature of the area. This is one of them. A nice house...More

Thank Paul B
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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Very interesting museum in footsteps of Civil War soldiers. Home was not open but modern building on site with facsimiles of graffiti of soldiers as they passed through area. Conveys a bit of the real people who fought in the war and very personal and...More

Thank Janis G
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

Recently went to see the Blenheim House and was intrigued by the actual handwritten graffiti left by Union soldiers during the civil war. They are still working on restoring and uncovering the writings, but it was truly amazing to see. Would definitely recommend to anyone...More

Thank Elizabeth M
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