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COLVIN RUN MILL COLVIN RUN MILL
10017 Colvin Run Road
Great Falls, Virginia 22066
703-759-2771

Colvin Run Mill is an early 19th century gristmill that still grinds.

WHAT TO SEE
The mill and other historic features, the millrace, a barn, a general store, gardens, a nature trail and parkland

WHAT TO DO
Daily tours, grinding demonstrations, occasional blacksmithing demonstrations, wood carving, public programs, educational programs, special events, picnicking, scout programs, volunteering. The mill operates on a regular, scheduled basis.

GENERAL STORE   WHEN TO GO   WHERE TO GO  

GENERAL STORE

Colvin Run Mill and General Store

At Colvin Run Mill General Store, the upper shelves and ceiling are adorned with museum artifacts that will take you back in time to 1902. Within reach and available for purchase, you'll find merchandise such as mugs featuring featuring Colvin Run's water-wheel theme and our own private-label McCutcheon’s jams and jellies. The candy counter features penny candy like Mark Cockrill might have sold to area children, and you might find books about local historic sites or about hikes within a short distance of the mill. (703-759-3403)


WHEN TO GO
Normal Hours
Weekdays
Normal Hours
Weekends
Winter Hours*
Weekdays
Winter Hours*
Weekends
11-4, closed Tuesdays 11-4 11-4, closed Tuesdays 11-4
*Winter Hours = December, January, February          >>> HOLIDAY HOURS



WHERE TO GO
10017 Colvin Run Road in Great Falls, between Tysons Corner and Reston

Directions: Beltway Exit 47A (Leesburg Pike, Rt. 7) west 5 miles past Tyson's Corner to right on Colvin Run Road. Colvin Run Mill is about ¼ mile down Colvin Run Road on the right.
Local Map Map/Directions



For more information, fees, and to verify mill operating hours call 703-759-2771.

This is an accessible facility.



Colvin Run Mill  is a Virginia Landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

Historic Green Spring HISTORIC GREEN SPRING
4603 Green Spring Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22312

Historic Green Spring is a house built in 1784 set amid the gardens of Green Spring Gardens.

WHAT TO SEE
A 1784 house, art exhibits, a Museum Shop, and more than 20 thematic gardens

WHAT TO DO
Teas, tours and presentations, volunteering.

TEA BOUTIQUE   WHEN TO GO   WHERE TO GO  

TEA BOUTIQUE

Historic Green Spring Tea Boutique

The Manor House is used for a Tea and Lecture Series, and its Tea Boutique specializes in teacups and tea-related items, wind chimes and sterling silver jewelry. Programs for children are ongoing at the site, and the shop has books and merchandise to excite their young minds. (703-642-5173)


WHEN TO GO
Hours: Wed-Sun, 12 noon-4:30 p.m.



WHERE TO GO
4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, Va.

Directions:

From I-495: Take Exit 54B (Braddock Road, East, Rte 620)). Travel approximately 3 miles (4th stoplight) crossing Little River Turnpike. Pass Pinecrest Shopping Center and Professional Complex on your right. Stay in the right hand lane and turn right onto Witch Hazel Road. Witch Hazel Road is the entrance to Green Spring Gardens.

From I-495: Take Exit 52B (Little River Turnpike East, Rte 236). Travel approximately 3.5 miles through Annandale. Turn left on Braddock Road. Follow directions as shown above once on Braddock Road.

From I-395: Take Exit 3B (Little River Turnpike West, Rte 236). Travel approximately 1.25 miles. Turn right on Braddock Road. Follow directions as shown above once on Braddock Road.

 Local Map Map/Directions

For more information, call 703-941-7987.

This is an accessible facility.




Historic Huntley House HISTORIC HUNTLEY
6918 Harrison Lane
Alexandria, Virginia 22306

Historic Huntley is a Federal Period villa built in 1825 for Thomson Francis Mason, a former mayor of Alexandria and a grandson of George Mason, author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights.

WHAT TO SEE
The house, a unique ice house, outbuildings, 2.5 acres of parkland

WHAT TO DO
Public tours on Saturdays from April through October, scheduled programs, scheduled tours, open houses, special events, volunteering, rentals

WHEN TO GO   WHERE TO GO  


WHEN TO GO

Park grounds open dawn to dusk, March through November. Park closed December, January, and February.   Buildings open for tours on Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., April through October, and for special events.

WHERE TO GO

6918 Harrison Lane, Alexandria, Va., near the main entrance to Huntley Meadows Park

Local Map and Directions Map/Directions

For more information or to make reservations, call 703-768-2525.

This is an accessible facility.



Historic Huntley is on the National Register of Historic Places, the Virginia Landmarks Register and the Fairfax County Inventory of Historic Sites.


Ox Hill Battlefield OX HILL BATTLEFIELD PARK
4134 West Ox Road
Fairfax, Virginia 22033

Ox Hill is the site of the only major Civil War engagement in Fairfax County.

WHAT TO SEE
Five acres of the battlefield, interpretive signs, historic monuments, parkland with benches and paved walking trails

WHAT TO DO
A free 25-minute, streamable audio walking tour; occasional Civil War re-enactments, living history group events and memorial services

WHEN TO GO   WHERE TO GO  



WHEN TO GO
Hours: Grounds open dawn to dusk daily


WHERE TO GO
4134 West Ox Road, Fairfax, Va., at the intersection of West Ox Road and Monument Drive

Local Map and Directions Map/Directions

This is an accessible facility.




SULLY HISTORIC SITE SULLY HISTORIC SITE
3650 Historic Sully Way
Chantilly, Virginia 20171

Sully Historic Site is the 1794 home of Richard Bland Lee, Northern Virginia's first representative to Congress.

WHAT TO SEE
Lee’s house, antiques, a garden, and outbuildings that include a kitchen/ laundry, smokehouse, stone dairy, a representative slave quarter cabin and other historic features

WHAT TO DO
Daily tours, museum education, educational programs, special events, a Fathers’ Day car show, scouting programs, outreach programs, volunteering

SCHOOLHOUSE STORE   WHEN TO GO   WHERE TO GO  

SULLY SCHOOLHOUSE STORE

Schoolhouse Shop

The Sully Schoolhouse Store reflects the history of the 1794 home of Richard Bland Lee, Northern Virginia's first representative to Congress. The restored one-room log schoolhouse store carries pewter mugs, chargers, salt sellers and hand-blown glass vases. There are butter molds, wooden utensils, quilting items, hoops and wooden toys from the Federal period. The book nook features Samplings from the Sully Hearth, books about slave life (Sully's representative slave quarter is on the grounds nearby), and other Victorian and Federal period books. (703-437-1794)

Visitors to the nature sites will find shops as well, equally in keeping with their character and interpretative message.

 


WHEN TO GO
Normal Hours
Weekdays
Normal Hours
Weekends
Winter Hours*
Weekdays
Winter Hours*
Weekends
11-4, last tour 4pm.
Closed Tuesdays
11-4 11-4, last tour, 3pm.
Closed Tuesdays
11-4
*Winter Hours = December, January, February          >>> HOLIDAY HOURS



WHERE TO GO
3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, not far from Dulles Airport

Directions: Sully Historic Site is located on Route 28 in Chantilly, VA. From the Beltway (495) take either I66 west to Rt. 28 North or the Dulles Toll Rd. to exit 9A (Rt. 28 South). From Route 28: Take Air and Space Museum Parkway East Exit. At the first stop sign turn right and follow the paved road to parking lot.

Local Map Map/Directions


For further information  and fees contact Sully Historic Site 703-437-1794.

This is an accessible facility.



Sully Historic Site is a Virginia Landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

Other Major Historic Sites in Parks


Historic Properties Rental Services

These buildings have no formal tours, but can be rented for social occasions through Historic Properties Rental Services.


More About Fairfax County History

More information about county historic sites, including archaeological sites, is available through the Park Authority’s Cultural Resource Management and Protection Branch.

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