Every Friday at 3:00 p.m., excluding holidays or other court closures.
Guided tours of the Historic Fairfax Courthouse and Historic Records Center are free and open to the public!
Location: 4000 Chain Bridge Road. Meet at the green double doors under the arcade of the Historic Fairfax Courthouse (1799).
This is the end of the courthouse CLOSEST to Main Street and Chain Bridge Road.
The 1799 Historic Fairfax Courthouse faces Chain Bridge Road.
How long does the tour last?
30 - 45 minutes, depending on group size and questions.
What does the tour include?
A tour of the Historic Fairfax Courthouse; a visit to the Historic Records Center showroom with original documents on display; and a walkthrough of the Historic Records Center Records Room.
Do I have to make a reservation?
No, though it is helpful for HRC staff to be notified of groups with 5 or more visitors.
Does the tour cost money?
No, the tour is free.
Is the tour kid-friendly?
Yes, children of all ages are welcome.
Do you have special group tours?
Yes, we can arrange group tours. Please call 703-246-4168 and HRC staff would be glad to help.
What if I can’t make the Friday 3 p.m. tour?
Please call 703-246-4168 and HRC staff will do our best to accommodate an alternate tour day/time. Please note that tours must be scheduled during regular court business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information on the tours, please call 703-246-4168 or email CCRHistoricRecords@fairfaxcounty.gov.