Fairfax Station Railroad Museum

Museum displays, activities and events help preserve local history and promote railroading. Come ex

Take a step back in time and discover the Fairfax Station Museum and the role it played in the history of Northern Virginia. A key element in the development of the regional economy from its completion on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad in 1854, it played a critical role in the American Civil War and was the center of local community life for almost a century until modern highways and rail transp

11/17/2023

George Mason University has accepted a large donation of items from our museum for inclusion in the Fenwick Library Special Collections Room. The items document the life of the depot and its connection to the local community. Many of the items date to the mid- and late-1800s. They include unique items for the railroad the station was built to service,
starting with the Orange & Alexandria and going through the Southern Railway Co.
Numerous documents also show the activities of the Friends of the
Fairfax Station from its formation through its early years as operators of the restored station. After the collection is fully processed, the Special Collections Research Center staff will digitize select items that will be available to students and the general public through its online systems.
Our museum thanks Mason for its support and commitment to preserving our .

The Mason Spirit

NTRAK Model Trains Running! 11/17/2023

Join us at our this Sun. Nov. 19 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to enjoy with Northern Virginia NTRAK!: https://fairfax-station.org/mc-events/ntrak-model-trains-running-22/?mc_id=197

NTRAK Model Trains Running! Northern Virginia NTRAK Club will be running trains at the Museum! NTRAK was originally established as an NTRAK club in 1991. NTRAK is a modular railroad system based on standards developed by the NTRAK Modular Railroading Society. The basic philosophy behind NTRAK modular design is that it allows t...

Photos from Fairfax Station Railroad Museum's post 11/14/2023

The museum recently hosted musicians from the world-renowned Silk Road Ensemble for a taping of a PBS episode featuring Rhiannon Giddens for the My Music series. The opportunity was made possible through introductions by the Center for the Arts at George Mason University. The ensemble is in its second year as Mason Artist-in-Residence and performed "American Railroad" at George Mason University on November 5.

Ms. Giddens, a Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award recipient, is the Artistic Director of the ensemble. In its second season, "My Music" episodes in the coming year will focus on the themes and music of "American Railroad" as it tours across the country. Both the performances and PBS program highlight the diverse social and cultural backgrounds of workers who constructed the railroads, as well as those of the performers whose music honors them.

The expected air date for the session recorded at the museum is May 2024.

We thank all those who made this opportunity possible for the museum.

Annual Holiday Train Show - CANCELED Due to Insufficient Volunteers 11/08/2023

Our annual Holiday Model Train Show has been canceled for 2023:

Annual Holiday Train Show - CANCELED Due to Insufficient Volunteers The annual Holiday Model Train Show has been canceled for 2023. We are truly heartbroken, but as an all volunteer organization without enough volunteer support we cannot efficiently and effectively provide you with the experience you have come to expect. Safety of our volunteers and our guests comes...

11/08/2023

Northern Virginia NTRAK members will present an N-gauge train display at our on Sunday, November 19, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Join us at 11200 Fairfax Station Road in , VA. Admission: museum members, free; adults 13 and over, $5; children 5-12, $3; under 4, free. Seniors (65+ and military (active and retired), $4. For more information on the museum and show events, visit www.fairfax-station.org or phone 703-425-9225. https://fairfax-station.org/mc-events/ntrak-model-trains-running-22/?mc_id=197

11/03/2023

Start your holiday season with Fairfax Station Railroad Museum’s Fall Fest on Saturday, November 18 from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: Adults (13 and up) $5, Youth (5 to 12) $4, Children 4 and under are free. We offer senior and military discount admissions of $4.

Come for the day and join us as we host the original Bavarian Dance Group of Washington "Alt Washingtonia" for dancing, yodeling, cowbell ringing, Alphorns, and traditional German Food and Crafts. "Alt Washingtonia" will provide entertainment in the true Bavarian style, come and watch, but come to learn and participate. Performances are at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m. You can join in the dancing, try your hand at blowing an Alphorn, ringing a cowbell, and more.

Enjoy German food and snacks (extra fee) and create and learn about traditional German holiday crafts. One craft per person (a ticket will be provided at admission). If you wish to make additional crafts, purchase additional tickets for $1 each (while supplies last).

Available crafts:

Moravian (Froebel) Star

Candy Cone (candy provided)

Nutcracker or Lebkuchenherzen (gingerbread cookie heart paper craft) ornaments

10/31/2023

Enjoy an Autumn Market at our museum (11200 Fairfax Station Rd, Fairfax Station, VA 22039) this Saturday, November 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.! Shop a variety of unique specialty items. (Note: This is not a railroad museum event.)

10/26/2023

Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area LEGO Train Club Wamaltc will run LEGO® trains at our this Sat. Oct. 28 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. and this Sun. Oct. 29 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. If you have any LEGO® pieces you know longer need or want, please bring them to donate to WamaLTC to enable them to continue to create these wonderful and amazing displays. Thank you; looking forward to seeing you there! https://fairfax-station.org/my-calendar/

10/20/2023

Bring your children, grandchildren, and friends to our Halloween Carnival this Sunday, October 22 from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at our , 11200 Fairfax Station Rd, VA 22039! Enjoy games, candy, prizes, and more. Looking forward to seeing you and your family and friends!: https://fairfax-station.org/mc-events/halloween-carnival/?mc_id=188

10/12/2023

Join us for fun with NTRAK this Sun. Oct. 15, 12 noon-4 p.m., and for next Sun. Oct. 22 at our Carnival, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.!
Northern Virginia NTRAK will run the this Sunday. Enjoy the creative modular designs!
At the Halloween Carnival, enjoy multiple Halloween-themed games. In addition to candy and fun, silly, and weird Halloween prizes, win tickets to place in the box of different prize baskets. There will be several to choose from and you do not need to be present to win. Costumes are optional, but we love to see them; please bring a Trick or Treat bag to collect your goodies.
Learn more: https://fairfax-station.org/my-calendar/

8 Things You May Not Know About Trains | HISTORY 10/04/2023

8 fun facts you may not know about : https://www.history.com/news/8-things-you-may-not-know-about-trains

8 Things You May Not Know About Trains | HISTORY From the earliest steam locomotives to today’s high-speed 'bullet trains,' here are eight things you may not know about the 'iron horse.'

09/23/2023

Fall fun is coming to Frying Pan Farm Park!! 🍂
Big Truck Night (Oct. 13), Fall Harvest Days (Oct.14–15) and Fall Carnival (Oct. 13–15). 🚒
Admission is free; carnival rides are $1.25 each, 24 for $25 or 48 for $50. 🎃
Details and Tickets: https://bit.ly/2l3cT0P

Speakers – Burke Historical Society 09/23/2023

Speakers – Burke Historical Society SPEAKERSHome » Resources » SpeakersBurke Historical Society Speakers Bureau Members of the BHS are available as guest speakers, free of charge! Talks run about 30 to 45 minutes long and generally include a PowerPoint presentation. We can provide a projector, if needed, but would ask the host to pr...

09/22/2023

We look forward to seeing you this October at these upcoming events at our at 11200 Fairfax Station Road in
Fairfax Station, VA.:

* T-TRAK - Sun. Oct. 8, 12 noon-4 p.m.: https://fairfax-station.org/mc-events/t-trak-model-trains-3/?mc_id=186
* NTRAK model - Sun. Oct. 15, 12 noon-4 p.m.: https://fairfax-station.org/mc-events/ntrak-model-trains-running-21/?mc_id=187
* Halloween Carnival - Sun. Oct. 22, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.: https://fairfax-station.org/mc-events/halloween-carnival/?mc_id=188
* LEGO Train Weekend - Sat. Oct. 29, 12 noon-4 p.m. and Sun. Oct. 29, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

NTRAK Model Trains Running! 09/16/2023

We hope to see you tomorrow (Sunday, September 17) from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., when Northern Virginia NTRAK will be running N-Scale at our ! https://fairfax-station.org/mc-events/ntrak-model-trains-running-20/?mc_id=185

NTRAK Model Trains Running! Northern Virginia NTRAK Club will be running trains at the Museum! NTRAK was originally established as an NTRAK club in 1991. NTRAK is a modular railroad system based on standards developed by the NTRAK Modular Railroading Society. The basic philosophy behind NTRAK modular design is that it allows t...

N Scale Amtrak Auto Train at Chantilly train show (August 19, 2023) 09/08/2023

Plan to join us for our next event on Sunday, September 17 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., when Northern Virginia NTRAK will be running N-Scale at our ! Enjoy this video of an N-Scale running at a recent in Chantilly - an version of the Amtrak Auto Train: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfF-ckIUYOU
Credit: novanscaler channel, YouTube

N Scale Amtrak Auto Train at Chantilly train show (August 19, 2023)

Our Calendar 09/02/2023

The Potomac Model Crew will display HO at our this Labor Day weekend! Join us on Sunday from 12 noon to 5 p.m. or Monday from 12 noon to 4 p.m.: https://fairfax-station.org/my-calendar/

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🚂 Let's take a tour of the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum 🚂 Virginia, Railroad Museum 09/01/2023

Take a virtual tour of our through this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANk0PjUiM-A
Credit: Keith Elliott channel, YouTube

🚂 Let's take a tour of the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum 🚂 Virginia, Railroad Museum This is a short video I made about the time I visited the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum in Fairfax Station, Virginia. I'll show you the waiting area, some ...

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11200 Fairfax Station Road
Fairfax Station, VA
22039

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1pm - 4pm

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