Civil War Trails
Explore the Civil War trails. Download the Map here (PDF).
Historic Blenheim & Civil War Interpretive Center
The City of Fairfax purchased the historic Blenheim estate in early 1999 to preserve and develop into a Civil War house museum and open-air park. Blenheim is a c.1855 central-hall-plan brick farmhouse on 12 acres located at 3610 Old Lee Highway. The property was added to the National Register of Historic Places in early 2001. It is nationally significant for the 100+ signatures, art, and poetry created by Union soldiers, a “diary on walls” providing insight into typical soldier life, during the Civil War. Another historic property, the c.1840 Grandma’s Cottage, was moved to the Blenheim complex in early 2001. Both buildings are associated with the Willcoxon family, instrumental in the early-19th-century history of Fairfax.