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National Air & Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center - The companion facility to the Museum on the National Mall. The building provides enough space for the Smithsonian to display the thousands of aviation and space artifacts that cannot be exhibited on the National Mall.

Fauquier Community Theatre - Each year Fauquier Community Theatre mounts an ambitious schedule of plays and musicals, always striving for material that appeals to the broad tastes of the community, including children.

Morven Park - The 1,200-acre estate of Morven Park was home to two governors: Thomas Swann, a governor of Maryland in the 19th century, and Virginia's reform governor Westmoreland Davis. The park features the Mansion, Museum of Hounds and Hunting, The Winmill Carriage Collection and the Garden and Grounds.

Woodlawn & Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House - A gracious 126-acre estate that was originally part of George Washington's Mount Vernon. The main Federal-style house was designed by the architect of the U.S. Capitol, Dr. William Thornton, and constructed between 1800 and 1805

Air Force Memorial Foundation - A national place of pride, reverence and remembrance located just outside the Nation's Capital, in Arlington.

Gari Melchers Home and Studio - The former residence of the renowned American figure painter Gari Melchers (1860-1932). The museum consists of the artist's home, gardens and studio. The stone studio and galleries house the largest collection of Melchers' works anywhere.

The Manassas Museum - Permanent and temporary historical exhibits are featured to interpret Northern Virginia Piedmont history through artifacts, documents, and images. Two exhibit videos describe settlement of the region and impact of the Civil War on the community.

George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill - Have you ever seen and heard an 18th-century mill in operation? This reconstruction of George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill allows you to do just that. Located only three miles from the main Estate, the distillery and mill are operating every day of the week from April through October.

National Museum of the Marine Corps - American history seen through the eyes of individual Marines across nearly 235 years. The museum is a lasting tribute to U.S. Marines--past, present, and future.

Frying Pan Farm Park - The park preserves and interprets a 1920s through 1950s farm, agricultural process, rural community life and landscape for the educational, cultural and recreational enrichment of citizens and visitors of Fairfax County.

Leesburg Animal Park - Offers the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the friendliest animals around. Pet and feed animals including llamas, donkeys, sheep, goats, deer and other exotic and domestic livestock. Meet exotic animals including squirrel monkeys, ring-tailed lemurs, and parrots.

George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens - The most popular historic estate in America. Located just 16 miles south of Washington, D.C. and 8 miles south of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, the plantation rests on the banks of the Potomac River

Birchmere: America's Legendary Music Hall - Many careers have been launched from this internationally recognized music hall. On any given night, a star may be born. Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lyle Lovett, Shawn Colvin, Jerry Jeff Walker, Dave Matthews, Vince Gill, John Prine, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, and k.d. Lang are just a few of the artists counted as good friends of the Birchmere.

Splashdown Waterpark - Features five water areas on eleven acres of wet fun. Spend a day on waterslides, floating down the lazy river, or swimming in the lap pool. They also offer tennis and volleyball. There is plenty of beach area to enjoy too!

Gunston Hall Plantation - A tribute to the influential George Mason. His words were written in the Virginia Declaration of Rights, and have inspired generations of Americans and others around the world including Thomas Jefferson. His home is a beautiful example of Georgian architecture with elaborate carvings in the interior, beautiful boxwood gardens, deer park, and more.

Fredericksburg Area Museum - Here you will be treated to a glimpse of Fredericksburg's rich heritage. Early Indian cultures. The excitement of the American Revolution. The horror and devastation of the Civil War. The rapid change of the 20th century.

Alexandria Archaeology Museum - Artifacts from more than 150 sites span 10,000 years of human history. Together with historic records, photographs, maps and oral histories, the artifacts are a valuable community resource. Alexandria Archaeology seeks to preserve and study these tangible remains of the community's heritage for public enrichment and enjoyment.

Torpedo Factory Art Center - Created through the joint effort of a group of local artists and the City of Alexandria in 1974, is considered the largest and most successful visual arts center in the U.S. Visitor can explore 84 working studios, 8 group studios and 6 galleries.

Drug Enforcement Administration Museum & Visitors Center - Committed to educating the American public on the history of the Drug Enforcement Administration and on the impact of drug addiction from past to present.

Museum of Culpeper History - A wonderful collection of artifacts, photos, & memorabilia from our historic county. Visitors can also enjoy both the Burgandine House, a fully restored 18th century log cabin and an working American Indian Village.

Freedom Museum - To honor those Americans who made the supreme sacrifice in defense of freedom, to pay tribute to those who served our country with honor and distinction and to provide a place for young citizens to learn of their history and heritage.

Alexandria's Footsteps to the Past - A fascinating educational and entertaining walking tour to many of Old Town's significant landmarks and little known sites. You will learn about the early history of Alexandria and walk where George Washington and other Virginia patriots walked.

Green Spring Gardens - A 27-acre park located in Alexandria, just a few minutes travel from the Nation's Capitol. Visitors are invited to stroll through 5 acres of gardens, enjoy educational programs in an 18th century manor house, attend classes in the visitor center, or research gardening questions in the horticultural library.