Park Authority

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

703-324-8700
TTY 711

12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, Virginia 22035

Sara Baldwin,
Acting Executive Director

Fall Back in Time with a Virtual Visit to Historic Oak Hill on Nov. 1

Oak HIllAs the clocks roll back this fall, use some of that extra hour to take a step back in time. Go on a virtual tour of historic Oak Hill beginning at noon on Nov. 1, 2020.

Oak Hill was constructed circa 1790 on the historic Ravensworth tract by Richard Fitzhugh, a descendant of one of the first land-grant holders in Northern Virginia. The late Georgian style dwelling was renovated in the Colonial Revival style during the 1940s by renowned restoration architect Walter M. Macomber. Its name comes from two large oak trees on the property, and Oak Hill is also known for its column of 200-year-old boxwoods.

The privately-owned property has been preserved under a historic and conservation easement that calls on the owners to open their doors to the public periodically to share this slice of county history. However, because of COVID-19 concerns, the traditional fall open house has gone virtual this year. Hear from the current homeowners, former Fairfax County Supervisor and Board Chairman Sharon Bulova and Braddock District Supervisor James Walkinshaw as you take your 16-minute video tour.

Residents, historians and government staff have banded together with Channel 16 to bring this historic outing directly into your home via the Oak Hill website. This video tour is made possible by the efforts of the Fairfax County Park Foundation, Fairfax County Park Authority, Northern Virginia Conservation Trust and Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.

Take a step back in time as we set back our clocks on Nov. 1, 2020.

For more information, contact the Public Information Office at 703-324-8662 or at parkmail@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Fairfax Virtual Assistant