Historic Blenheim

Historic Blenheim is a central-hall plan brick farmhouse built just prior to the Civil War and is nationally significant for the more than 120 signatures, art, games, thoughts, and poetry left on the house walls by Union soldiers during their occupation of the Fairfax Court House area.

contact info

Hrs: Tuesday - Saturday 10AM - 3PM.

School

Groups can explore the Fairfax history exhibition. The Civil War Interpretive Center further interprets the site's history and the Civil War in the greater Fairfax area. View its exhibition gallery with illustrated timeline of Civil War events, replica of the graffiti-filled attic, and more. Also on the grounds is Grandma's Cottage, which dates to c.1840. Guided tours are available for a fee.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
American History, Civil War.

contact info
Name: Susan Gray.
Phone: 703-385-8415
Email: Susan.gray@fairfaxva.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College Group Size: 30 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 90 minutes. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

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Historic Blenheim

Historic Blenheim is a central-hall plan brick farmhouse built just prior to the Civil War and is nationally significant for the more than 120 signatures, art, games, thoughts, and poetry left on the house walls by Union soldiers during their occupation of the Fairfax Court House area.

contact info

Hrs: Tuesday - Saturday 10AM - 3PM.

Scouts

Groups can explore the Fairfax history exhibition. The Civil War Interpretive Center further interprets the site's history and the Civil War in the greater Fairfax area. View its exhibition gallery with illustrated timeline of Civil War events, replica of the graffiti-filled attic, and more. Also on the grounds is Grandma's Cottage, which dates to c.1840. Guided tours are available for a fee.

supports scout badges in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
American History, Civil War.

contact info
Name: Susan Gray.
Phone: 703-385-8415
Email: Susan.gray@fairfaxva.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College Group Size: 30 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 90 minutes. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

Historic Blenheim

Historic Blenheim is a central-hall plan brick farmhouse built just prior to the Civil War and is nationally significant for the more than 120 signatures, art, games, thoughts, and poetry left on the house walls by Union soldiers during their occupation of the Fairfax Court House area.

contact info

Hrs: Tuesday - Saturday 10AM - 3PM.

Camp

Groups can explore the Fairfax history exhibition. The Civil War Interpretive Center further interprets the site's history and the Civil War in the greater Fairfax area. View its exhibition gallery with illustrated timeline of Civil War events, replica of the graffiti-filled attic, and more. Also on the grounds is Grandma's Cottage, which dates to c.1840. Guided tours are available for a fee.

topics covered:
American History, Civil War.

contact info
Name: Susan Gray.
Phone: 703-385-8415
Email: Susan.gray@fairfaxva.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College Group Size: 30 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 90 minutes. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

Historic Blenheim

Historic Blenheim is a central-hall plan brick farmhouse built just prior to the Civil War and is nationally significant for the more than 120 signatures, art, games, thoughts, and poetry left on the house walls by Union soldiers during their occupation of the Fairfax Court House area.

contact info

Hrs: Tuesday - Saturday 10AM - 3PM.

Homeschool

Groups can explore the Fairfax history exhibition. The Civil War Interpretive Center further interprets the site's history and the Civil War in the greater Fairfax area. View its exhibition gallery with illustrated timeline of Civil War events, replica of the graffiti-filled attic, and more. Also on the grounds is Grandma's Cottage, which dates to c.1840. Guided tours are available for a fee.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
American History, Civil War.

contact info
Name: Susan Gray.
Phone: 703-385-8415
Email: Susan.gray@fairfaxva.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College Group Size: 30 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 90 minutes. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

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