The 7 Best Free Things to do in Fairfax, Virginia (VA)

May 16, 2022 Rebbecca Marino

Fairfax (/ˈfɛər.fæks/ FAIR-faks), colloquially known as Central Fairfax, Downtown Fairfax, or Fairfax City, and officially named the City of Fairfax, is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 22,565, which had risen to an estimated 24,013 as of 2015.
Restaurants in Fairfax

1. NRA National Firearms Museum

11250 Waples Mill Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-7550 +1 703-267-1600 http://www.nramuseums.com/
Excellent
72%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 394 reviews

NRA National Firearms Museum

Small museum that highlights the long history of firearms.

Reviewed By Nordseth

We have driven by the NRA headquarters for years and never really had given it much thought. We were looking for something to do this past weekend and decided to visit their museum. None of our group are big gun fans especially. The quantity of firearms on display is amazing. And the range of history covered is excellent from the American Revolution to the Civil War to both World Wars. Additionally there are display of exotic hunting guns plus there were a slew of weapons used in blockbuster movies (our favorite area). The displays are all well lit and labeled plus brief informational details on each display are shown.

2. Blenheim

3610 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030-1804 +1 703-591-0560 http://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/historic-resources/historic-blenheim
Excellent
52%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
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4.5 based on 31 reviews

Blenheim

This 1855 estate is most famous for its attic which housed Union soldiers who left drawings on the walls.

3. Fair Oaks Mall

11750 Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax, VA 22033 +1 703-359-8300 http://www.shopfairoaksmall.com/
Excellent
41%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
14%
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4.5 based on 29 reviews

Fair Oaks Mall

4. Fairfax Museum

10209 Main St, Fairfax, VA 22030-2403 +1 703-385-8414 http://www.fairfaxva.gov/museumvc/mvc.asp
Excellent
32%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.0 based on 47 reviews

Fairfax Museum

This museum focuses primarily on the city's Civil War battles.

5. Daniels Run Park

Estel Rd & Barlow Rd, Fairfax, VA
Excellent
38%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
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4.0 based on 13 reviews

Daniels Run Park

6. Chubby Squirrel Brewing

10382 Willard Way, Fairfax, VA 22030-2508 +1 571-989-1082 http://www.chubbysquirrelbrewing.com/
Excellent
73%
Good
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Satisfactory
9%
Poor
9%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4.0 based on 11 reviews

Chubby Squirrel Brewing

Reviewed By louisd000 - Ashburn, United States

Warning, this is not your new style brewery that has every kind of beer for people that don't drink beer. The Chubster makes beer for beer drinkers. You wouldn't find 42 fruity beers and 13 flavored seltzers here. The good news, is if you like beer, this is the place for good beer with a number of varities (not only IPAs). While you're there grab some food (I recommend the pretzel which is fantastic) and some really cute Chubby Squirrel merchandise (love that logo!).

7. City of Fairfax Regional Library - Virginia Room - Genealogy Research

10360 North St, Fairfax, VA 22030-2514 +1 703-293-6227 http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/branches/fx/
Excellent
75%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 12 reviews

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