History and Museums by fjwuxn


									  Hyatt Dulles
Local Attractions
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History and Museums    …………………………………………………...2

Civil War Sites ..…………………………………………………………………..8

Shopping …..……………………………………………………………………….13

Golf Courses….…………………………………………………………………….15

Vineyards ….…………………………………………………………………………19

Family Activities   .………………………………………………………...23

                     History and Museums
   Udar-Hazy Center of the Air and Space Museum: Opening
    December 2003 on the grounds of Washington Dulles Airport, the
    museum will hold artifacts such as the Space Shuttle Enterprise, the
    Enola Gay and an SR-71 Blackbird. (Washington Dulles Airport)

   Aldie Mill – Virginia Outdoors Foundation: Aldie Mill was built in
    1807-09 and survives today as Virginia's only known grist mill
    powered by twin overshot water wheels. Early visitors to the mill
    included President James Monroe, who ground grain here while living
    at nearby Oak Hill, and Confederate Colonel John Singleton Mosby,
    who captured Union Soldiers at the mill during the Civil War.
    (Loudoun, Virginia)

   Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial: This is the former
    home of the Confederate General and Civil War hero, located in
    Arlington National Cemetery. Here, in 1861, Lee wrote the letter
    resigning his commission from the U.S. Army to fight for his native
    Virginia. (Arlington, Virginia)

   Arlington National Cemetery: This cemetery is a national shrine to
    thousands of men and women who died defending the United States
    and freedom around the world. Some popular memorials in the
    cemetery include the Tomb of the Unknowns, the Challenger Space
    Shuttle Memorial, the gravesites of John F. and Robert Kennedy, and
    Women in Military Service for America Memorial. (Arlington, Virginia)

   Carlyle Historic Park: Scottish merchant and city founder John
    Carlyle lived in this Georgian Palladian manor house, built in 1752.
    This was where five royal governors and General Braddock met to
    discuss the funding of the French and Indian War. (Alexandria,

   Christ Church: George Washington and Robert E. Lee attended this
    beautiful English country-style church, built between 1767 and 1773.
    (Alexandria, Virginia)

   City of Fairfax Museum and Visitors Center: This museum features
    the early history of Fairfax and is the starting point for the walking
    tour of historic Fairfax. It is open seven days a week from 9:00 to
    5:00. (Fairfax, Virginia)

   Claude Moore Colonial Farm: The only privately owned national
    park in the United States, Claude Moore Colonial Farm is a
    reconstructed Revolutionary War farm. Actors re-enact the life of a
    poor family in the 18th century, and the farm is worked with the same
    tools and methods of farmers of the past. (Fairfax, Virginia)

   Collingwood Library and Museum on Americanism: This library
    was originally part of George Washington’s River farm, now features
    an extensive collection of books on American heritage, a Sioux chief’s
    headdress, a tribute to Uncle Sam, and replicas of the Constitution and
    the Magna Carta. (Alexandria, Virginia)

   Colvin Run Mill: Colvin Run is an early 19th century wooden water
    wheel and operating gristmill. It features an exhibit about the milling
    process, and the dairy barn nearby features the history of the Great
    Falls community around the mill. (Great Falls, Virginia)

   Dodona Manor/George C. Marshall International Center: George
    C. Marshall's Leesburg home, Dodona Manor, is currently under
    restoration. The George C. Marshall International Center helps
    underwrite documentaries, provides speakers, hosts related events,
    and works with local schools. (Leesburg, Virginia)

   Dranesville Tavern: A popular stopping place for weary travelers of
    the 19th and early 20th century, this tavern was described by the
    Alexandria Gazette in 1865 as “one of the best roadside inns in the
    state of Virginia.” (Dranesville, Virginia)

   Freedom Museum: This museum features a spectacular display of
    memorabilia, photography, artifacts, and interactive displays which
    detail U.S. military involvement in 20th century wars and conflicts.
    (Prince William, Virginia)

   Frying Pan Park – Kidwell Farm and Spring Meeting House: The
    Kidwell Farm recreates the time from 1920 to 1940, and is home to
    chickens, peacocks, rabbits, sheep, goats, pigs, cows and other
    livestock common to the early farms of Fairfax County. The Spring
    Meeting House is a designated Virginia landmark, built in 1791, and
    used for town meetings and religious services. (Herndon, Virginia)

   Gatsby’s Tavern Museum: This museum consists of the 1770
    Georgian tavern and the 1792 City Tavern and Hotel. Both George
    Washington and Thomas Jefferson were guests. (Alexandria, Virginia)

   George Washington’s Gristmill: George Washington operated this
    gristmill on Dogue Run where wheat and corn were ground into flour
    and meal. Mount Vernon architects uncovered the foundation of
    George Washington’s 1797 whiskey distillery on the site. The mill
    today is part of the Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens. (Alexandria,

   George Washington Masonic National Memorial: This Memorial
    stands as a living reminder of George Washington’s life and leadership.
    It houses a 17 foot bronze statue of Washington and a collection of
    memorabilia. (Alexandria, Virginia)

   George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens: George
    Washington’s great grandfather first owned Mount Vernon in 1674. It
    was composed of five farms by the time Washington became president
    and is the site of his home, built between 1735 and 1787. The estate
    includes the mansion, outbuildings, Pioneer Farm site and gardens.
    (Fairfax, Virginia)

   George Washington Parkway: A drive along this scenic parkway
    features beautiful views of the Potomac River and the Washington D.C.
    memorials. As you go along, you pass Christ Church, where
    Washington served as a vestryman, and River Farm and Collingwood
    Library, both part of five farms owned by Washington.

   Gum Springs Historical Society and Museum: Founded by West
    Ford, a former slave of George Washington’s family, Gum Springs
    became a place for runaways and recently freed slaves. Ford acquired
    the property in 1833, and today it is home to 2,500 people; almost
    500 are descendants of the original families. (Alexandria, Virginia)

   Gunston Hall: The home of George Mason, father of the Bill of Rights,
    is an outstanding example of Georgian architecture. It was
    constructed circa 1755-1760 and its 550 acres have been preserved
    beautifully to let visitors experience life on an 18th century Virginia
    plantation. (Fairfax, Virginia)

   Historic Herndon: Herndon is a historical town that was once the
    heart of Virginia’s dairy farming country. This charming town used to
    be a major rail stop, and features numerous boutique shops and
    restaurants. (Herndon, Virginia)

   Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum: This opens soon. The museum
    contains exhibits on the 300 years of farming history and rural life of
    Loudoun County. Grounds include farm animals, barns and an 18th
    century farmhouse. (Sterling, Virginia)

   The Loudoun Museum: This museum offers an orientation video,
    walking tours, and exhibits covering all aspects of Loudoun history.
    (Leesburg, Virginia)

   The Manassas Museum: This museum interprets the history and
    material culture of the Northern Virginia Piedmont region, and is
    located in Old Town Manassas. (Manassas, Virginia)

   Marine Corps Air-Ground Museum: The dramatic history of the
    Marine Corps comes to life at this unique, on-base museum. Housed
    in the 1920’s hangars, this museum chronicles the U.S. Marine Corps
    air-ground team development and achievements from 1900 through
    the Korean War. (Prince William, Virginia)

   Marine Corps Memorial, Iwo Jima: This is the largest cast bronze
    statue in the world, dedicated to all Marines who have given their lives
    since 1775. (Arlington, Virginia)

   Morven Park: This 1,200 acre Greek Revival mansion showcases an
    antique carriage collection, Museum of Hounds and Hunting, boxwood
    gardens, and special events year-round. (Leesburg, Virginia)

   National Conference Center at Lansdowne: The National
    Conference Center at Lansdowne, located in historic Leesburg, Virginia
    offers 110 acres of natural, wooded surroundings teaming with deer
    and other wildlife. The tranquil, distraction-free environment
    encourages participation in activities that foster interaction and team
    building. Guests will enjoy the Virginia countryside and its convenience
    to golf courses, shopping, airports and the nation's Capital. (Leesburg,
   National Firearms Museum: The National Rifle Association’s National
    Firearms Museum houses one of the most extensive firearms
    collections in the country. The spacious facility offers visitors the
    chance to view more than 2,000 historic firearms displayed in 13
    permanent galleries. Exhibits span the history of handheld firearms –
    from mid 14th century guns to the latest in sporting rifles, shotguns,
    and pistols. (Fairfax, Virginia)

   Oatlands Plantation: This 1803 National Trust Mansion features
    antiques, dependencies, and a four-acre formal garden. It offers daily
    tours, seasonal teas, bird walks and holiday candlelight tours.
    (Leesburg, Virginia)

   Old Presbyterian Meeting House: Built in 1774, this was the site of
    memorial services for George Washington and its churchyard contains
    the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution.
    (Alexandria, Virginia)

   Old Town Manassas: This Virginia Main Street community and
    historic railroad town features turn-of-the-century architecture, unique
    shopping, and numerous restaurants. The Visitor Center is located in
    the Manassas railroad depot, which was built in 1911, and is still an
    active train station. (Manassas, Virginia)

   The Pentagon: This is the world’s largest single structure office
    building with 3.7 million square feet covering 583 acres, and is
    headquarters for the U.S. Department of Defense. (Arlington, Virginia)

   Patowmack Canal and Great Falls National Park: Great Falls
    National Park contains ruins of Matildaville, and 18th century village, as
    well as remains of the Patowmack canal. George Washington was
    president of the Patowmack Company, chartered in 1784 to improve
    navigation on the Potomac River and increases trade with western
    settlements. The canal took 16 years to complete, and is considered
    to be the most significant engineering feat of the 18th century.
    (McLean, Virginia)

   Pleasant Grove Methodist Church and the Frances Moore
    Museum: The Pleasant Grove Church was built in 1892 and is an
    excellent example of a 19th century country church. Restored in the
    1980’s, the church houses the Frances Moore Museum dedicated to
    local African-American history. The furniture and objects on display
    depict the home and life of a typical African-American family at the
    turn of the 20th century. (McLean, Virginia)

   Pohick Episcopal Church: This church was completed in 1774 from
    plans drawn by George Washington and construction overseen by
    George Mason. It was attended by both Washington and Mason, and
    is an active parish to this day. (Lorton, Virginia)

   Pope Leighey – Frank Lloyd Wright House: This compact modern
    house, for an average-income family was built for efficiency and

    designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. It was completed in 1942 in
    Falls Church, and moved in 1964 to its present location on the grounds
    of the Woodlawn Estate. (Alexandria, Virginia)

   Reston Museum: The Reston Museum opened in 1997 to explore and
    celebrate the history of Reston, Virginia. It offers walking tours,
    community exhibits, and children’s workshops. (Reston, Virginia)

   River Farm: This is a 25-acre estate once owned by George
    Washington and is the headquarters of the American Horticultural
    Society. (Alexandria, Virginia)

   The Stone House: The Stone House at Harper Park is situated on
    Virginia Route 7 just east of Leesburg. It was built in 1822 by Elias
    Jenkins as an ordinary, as taverns were then called. The Friends of the
    Stone House was founded in 1996 to save and preserve the historic
    building. (Leesburg, Virginia)

   Sully Plantation: The home of Richard Bland Lee, Northern Virginia’s
    first congressman, the main house at Sully was built in 1794. It is
    furnished with antiques of the Federal period. Outbuildings include a
    kitchen, smokehouse, and stone dairy. Formal and kitchen gardens
    complement the house. (Chantilly, Virginia)

   Thomas Balch Library: Local history, family history, a Civil War
    collection, and Loudoun County archives are housed in this historic
    1922 Georgian Revival building. (Leesburg, Virginia)

   Tinner Hill Monument: Erected in 1999 to honor Joseph Tinner and
    Edwin B. Henderson, two African-Americans who fought segregation,
    the 15-foot granite archway stands on the corner of Tinner Hill Road
    and Washington Street. Elected officials in Falls Church passed an
    ordinance in 1915 to force black residents to reside only in a small
    section of town. Tinner and Henderson fought back by filing a lawsuit,
    and the ordinance was struck down in 1917. The two men went on to
    found the Fairfax County chapter of the NAACP; then the first rural
    chapter of the organization. (Falls Church, Virginia)

   Woodlawn Plantation: Built between 1800 and 1805, this Georgian-
    style mansion was designed by William Thornton, architect of the first
    U.S. Capitol. Woodlawn was the home of Eleanor Custis and Lawrence
    Lewis, Martha Washington’s granddaughter and George Washington’s
    nephew. Many Washington and Lewis family heirlooms and furnishings
    are on display. (Alexandria, Virginia)

Civil War Sites
     Ball's Bluff Battlefield Park: A tiny National Cemetery and a 173-
      acre park represent this small, but significant battle fought October
      21, 1861. Federal troops tried to cross the Potomac River here but
      were overwhelmed. Pushed off the bluffs on the Virginia side, the
      Union soldiers made easy targets for Southern guns as they tried to
      re-cross the river. Bodies floated downstream to Washington. Lincoln's
      good friend Edward Baker was killed in the battle. (Loudoun, Virginia)

     Ben Lomond Manor House: A county park surrounds this fine 1837
      home, which housed troops who fought at the nearby Manassas
      battlefield. Rooms may have been used as a hospital for Union
      soldiers, some of who left their names on the walls (still visible).
      (Manassas, Virginia)

     Blackburn's Ford: Signs here describe significant incidents prior to
      the First Battle of Manassas in July 1861. Union attackers July 18 at
      Blackburn's Ford on Bull Run ran into well-placed Confederates on the
      other side and were unable to dislodge them. Three days later the
      armies would meet again in a much larger battle farther north along
      the same creek. (Manassas, Virginia)

     Bristoe Station: This was a site of fighting on October 14, 1863. A
      Confederate attack, led by General A.P. Hill, was repulsed, bringing an
      end to an ill fated, brief Confederate campaign. (Manassas, Virginia)

     Chantilly Battlefield: On September 1, 1862, following the second
      Battle of Manassas, the only major Civil War battle to take place in
      Fairfax, County was waged across five acres of farmland. Two Union
      generals lost their lives during the fierce battle in which Confederate
      General “Stonewall” Jackson participated. Monuments to Union
      Generals Kearny and Stevens stand on the site. (Fairfax, Virginia)

     Civil War Fort: Confederate and Union troops occupied this area
      during the war. It is located next to the American Legion Post No.
      180, and is a rare six-point star-shaped earthen fortification with a
      130-yard perimeter.

     Confederate Cemetery Monument: Large markers denote the
      graves of known and unknown Confederate dead. During the Civil
      War, the cemetery was the site of a Union stockade. (Fairfax,

   Dranesville Tavern: This was a popular stopping place for weary
    travelers of the 19th and early 20th century. Confederate General
    J.E.B. Stuart led a brigade-sized mixed force of cavalry, infantry, and
    artillery to protect a foraging expedition in the vicinity of Dranesville.
    (Dranesville, Virginia)

   Fairfax County Court House: This building, often seen in Mathew
    Brady’s Civil War photographs, was used as a Union signal post and
    headquarters throughout the war. The courthouse is still used as an
    annex to the modern judicial center. (Fairfax, Virginia)

   Fairfax Museum: Exhibits in the Fairfax Museum outline the rich
    history of the area, with special emphasis on the Civil War. Included
    in the museum is an exhibit on the nearby battlefield where the battle
    of Chantilly was fought in September 1862. Constructed in 1873, the
    building that houses the museum is the first two-story brick
    schoolhouse ever built in Fairfax City or Fairfax County. (Fairfax,

   Falls Church Hills: During August and September 1861, the Falls
    Church hills were occupied by Confederate troops under J.E.B. Stuart.
    Using a balloonist with flag signals to direct their artillery fire, Union
    troops surprised the Confederates, who were celebrating their
    commander’s promotion to general. The Confederates withdrew on
    September 26. The Union army re-occupied the area and built
    additional forts on the high points.

   Fort Marcy: This earthwork fort, completed in 1862, was part of the
    federal defenses of Washington. Now in a natural state, the fort has
    interlinking earthworks visible for several hundred yards. (Northbound
    on the George Washington Parkway)

   Fort Willard: This fort site is a superb example of an earthen
    fortification in an unimproved state. Fort Willard’s location also
    provides a beautiful view of the Potomac River. (Alexandria, Virginia)

   Freedom Hill Fort/Park: A fortified picket post designed to guard
    federal camps from raids by Confederates such as Mosby’s Rangers.
    (Vienna, Virginia)

   Freeman House/Museum: The Freeman House served at various
    times as a residence, store, Civil War hospital, railroad station, post
    office, and fire department. Today, the house contains a museum and

    old-fashioned general store open to the public on weekends. (Vienna,

   Guilford Signal Station: The First Corps of the Union Army of the
    Potomac commanded by General John Reynolds camped here June 18-
    24, 1863. They kept a Federal force between Washington and the
    Confederate army then known to be on the move. The armies collided
    a few days later at Gettysburg. A telegraph/flag signal station was
    located on high ground here with a commanding view of the Potomac
    River Valley. (Loudoun, Virginia)

   Leesylvania State Park: Well-interpreted remains of a Confederate
    artillery battery are located in this Potomac River Park named for its
    former residents, the Lee family. The battery was in action September
    25, 1861, when it exchanged shots with Union vessels in the river. The
    fort is located on a historic walking trail. (Manassas, Virginia)

   Lincoln’s Review of Troops: After the Union defeat at the First
    Battle of Manassas on July 21, 1861, President Lincoln appointed
    General George McClellan as commander of the demoralized Union
    army. McClellan rebuilt the army and staged a formal military review
    down Leesburg Pike. Lincoln and his entire cabinet attended to watch
    50,000 troops parade. At the time, it was the largest military review
    ever held. (Baileys Crossroads, Virginia)

   Manassas Battlefield National Park: The first and second battles of
    Manassas took place on July 21,1861 and August 28-30, 1862 on land
    now preserved as a national park. The 1861 battle was the first test of
    Northern and Southern military prowess. Here Confederate Brig.
    General Thomas J. Jackson acquired his nickname “Stonewall.” The
    national park includes a one-mile self-guided walking tour. A
    museum, map store, and gift shop are located in the Visitors Center.
    (Manassas, Virginia)

   Mount Gilead House: Dating back to the 18th century, Mount Gilead
    House was a tavern and later winter quarters for Confederate General
    Joseph Johnston when more than 40,000 Southern troops camped in
    the Centreville area. An archaeological dig on the seven-acre site is
    expected to unearth more about the history of the structure.
    (Centreville, Virginia)

   Mosby’s Capture of Stoughton: In a daring midnight raid on March
    8-9, 1863, Confederate John S. Mosby and 30 Virginia troopers
    galloped into Fairfax City. Union General Edwin Stoughton was taken

    prisoner, as he lay asleep. A monument to the event stands in front of
    the William P. Gunnell home, where General Stoughton was spending
    the night. (Fairfax, Virginia)

   Pohick Episcopal Church: Completed in 1774, George Washington
    and George Mason worshiped at the Pohick Church. During the Civil
    War, the church was heavily damaged. Today, soldier graffiti remains
    visible on its sandstone walls. (Lorton, Virginia)

   Signal Hill: A Confederate observation post here warned of the Union
    effort to turn the flank of the Southern position during the initial
    stages of the First Battle of Manassas. It was the first use of wig-wag
    signals during wartime. The memorial cites the first telecommunication
    on a battlefield. (Manassas, Virginia)

   St. John’s Episcopal Church: Founded in 1851, St. John’s Church
    was used to shelter wounded troops after the battles of Manassas in
    July 1861 and August 1862. During the war, the church was burned
    by federal troops. Reconstructed in 1867, it is a one-story wood
    structure in the “Carpenter Gothic” style with stained glass windows.
    (Centreville, Virginia)

   St. Mary’s Church: St. Mary’s Church was built in 1858 for Irish
    immigrant workers constructing the Orange and Alexandria Railroad.
    After the Second Battle of Manassas and the Battle of Chantilly, Union
    and Confederate wounded were brought to the church to be cared for
    by Clara Barton, who later founded the American Red Cross. (Fairfax,

   Stone Bridge: Site of a Union diversionary attack during the First
    Battle of Manassas, the Stone Bridge defensive force was commanded
    by Confederate Colonel Nathan Evans. When Evans realized the attack
    on Stone Bridge was a diversion, he left a small force to hold the
    bridge and rushed the remainder of his command to Matthews Hill.
    However, Evans’ force was too small to contain the Union troops and
    the Confederate line collapsed. (Chantilly, Virginia)

   Sully Historic Site: The ancestral home of Richard Bland Lee,
    Northern Virginia’s first congressman, Sully was often the focus of
    foraging Union and Confederate armies. The Haight family owned
    Sully during the Civil War. Jacob Haight, a Union sympathizer, was
    forced to stay behind the Union line in Alexandria, leaving the
    protection of the house and farm to his sister and wife. (Chantilly,

   Taylor’s Tavern: To obtain information about Confederate attacks,
    the civilian balloonist Thaddeus S.C. Lowe launched his balloon from
    Taylor’s Tavern, located on the highest ridge at the edge of Union
    territory. On June 24, 1861, Lowe made several tethered ascents –
    the first aerial reconnaissance in American military history. (Falls
    Church, Virginia)

    Antique Corridor: Lining Route 28 and Route 1, these two antique
     corridors feature individually owned and operated antique and
     collectible shops of all sizes. (Prince William, Virginia)

    Ballston Common: One hundred specialty stores on four floors, an
     international food court, and several full-service restaurants are
     featured here. (Arlington, Virginia)

    Crystal City Shops: Underground and Plaza shops are featured,
     providing a unique shopping experience, and featuring 125 plus stores,
     a food court, and restaurants. (Arlington, Virginia)

    Dulles Town Center: Dulles Town Center features major department
     stores such as Hecht's, J.C. Penney, Sears, and Lord & Taylor. It also
     has over 120 specialty shops including The Gap, Abercrombie and
     Fitch, The Bombay Company, Washington Redskins Official Store, and
     much more. There is also a food court and numerous restaurants.
     (Dulles, Virginia)

    Fair Oaks Mall: This is a regional shopping mall featuring fine
     department stores, specialty shops, and restaurants. (Fairfax,

    Fairfax Square: The square features upscale stores including Tiffany
     & Co., Fendi, Hermes, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton. (Fairfax, Virginia)

    Farmers Markets in Prince William County and Manassas: Three
     area farmers’ markets feature plants, produce, crafts, baked goods,
     and more. They are open April through November. (Dale City,
     Haymarket, and Manassas, Virginia)

    The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City: This four-story shopper’s
     extravaganza boasts 130 upscale stores, a sunlit food court, and six
     movie theaters. (Arlington, Virginia)

    Historic Occoquan: Visit this quaint, historic riverfront town and
     artisan community, which features antiques, boutiques, galleries, and
     more. (Prince William, Virginia)

    Historic Old Town Alexandria: Over 300 antique shops, art
     galleries, upscale boutiques, and outlets, as well as a few national
     retail stores are located here. (Alexandria, Virginia)

   Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets: Attractive outdoor shopping
    village filled with 110 designers and name brand outlets offering 25-65
    percent savings everyday. Some featured stores include Kenneth
    Cole, Tommy Hilfiger, and Nine West. (Leesburg, Virginia)

   Old Town Manassas: Browse a superb variety of shops, boutiques,
    and galleries in this Virginia Main Street community and railroad town.
    (Manassas, Virginia)

   Potomac Mills Value/Outlet Mall: More than 200 stores offer the
    best selection of designer and name brand merchandise in a value mix
    of manufacturer outlets, retail outlets, and traditional discounters.
    (Prince William, Virginia)

   Reston Town Center: There are lively events, national and local
    shops, restaurants including outdoor cafes, a 13-screen cinema, and
    an ice-skating pavilion. (Reston, Virginia)

   Springfield Mall: This mall boasts over 230 stores and eateries,
    including J.C. Penney, Target and Macy's.

   Tysons Corner: Tysons corner has two major malls, Tysons Corner
    Center and Tysons Galleria, featuring 400 specialty shops and major
    retailers such as: Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Lord & Taylor, J.C.
    Penny, Hecht’s, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue.
    (Fairfax, Virginia)
   The Village at Shirlington: This is a main street shopping area
    where you can window shop, catch a movie at on of seven theaters, or
    dine at one of many restaurants that line the avenue. (Arlington,

Golf Courses
    Algonkian Regional Park Golf Course: Algonkian Regional Park Golf
     Course remains one of the area’s most popular public courses.
     Algonkian’s front nine tree-lined fairways are long, straight and flat
     while the back nine features hills and several dogleg and water holes.
     (Sterling, Virginia)

    Brambleton Regional Park Golf Course: Brambleton Regional Park
     Golf Course offers variety with woods and water holes, large bunkers
     and plush putting greens. Golfers may need to use every club in their
     bags! Golf course designer Hank Gordon incorporated the land’s
     natural features into his design creating a variety of challenging holes.
     (Loudoun, Virginia)

    Bull Run Golf Club: In the heart of Virginia’s horse country, just
     minutes away from historic Civil War sites, you’ll find Bull Run Golf
     Club, one of the Washington, D.C., area’s most outstanding golf
     courses. It is a very scenic course that meanders through acres and
     acres of undeveloped scenic meadows, ponds and woodlands. Where
     the typical course covers an area of 120 to 130 acres, ours stretches
     across more than 450. There is plenty of room here for the flora, fauna
     and fish as well as the golfers. (Haymarket, Virginia)

    Burke Lake Golf Course: This beautiful 18-hole Par 3 course offers a
     well-maintained, slightly wooded setting that is ideal for beginning
     golfers. More advanced players will also enjoy the challenge to their
     short game. (Fairfax, Virginia)

    Fairfax National Golf Club: Fairfax National is situated on the rolling
     farmlands of Northern Virginia in close proximity to the historic Bull
     Run National Park. Opened in 1959, Fairfax National's classic design is
     nestled within mature cedar and oak trees and encompasses
     approximately 340 acres of gently rolling terrain. (Centreville,

    Forest Greens Golf Club: Rated 3 stars in Golf Digest's Places to
     Play. Designed by Clyde B. Johnston, Forest Greens Golf Club is a par
     72, 6,831-yard championship course that stretches over gently rolling
     terrain. Quietly tucked among the rolling woodlands near the Potomac
     River, holes play through stately stands of oak and pine. The course
     offers varied topography, sometimes with surprising changes in
     elevation. Always in great condition, it has one of the area's best
     collections of par 5's. (Triangle, Virginia)

   Gauntlet at Curtis Park: Rated 3-1/2 stars in Golf Digest's Places to
    Play. This P.B. Dye course has many truly unique holes as it rambles
    over a variety of hills providing some great vistas. Hit is straight,
    know your yardage and bring your putting game. (Fredericksburg,

   Greendale Golf Course: This 18-hole regulation course features 148
    acres of rolling terrain with asphalt cart paths. The course provides a
    challenging design with tight Bermuda fairways and several water
    hazards. The 17th hole offers a spectacular view of the entire course
    and surrounding area. (Alexandria, Virginia)

   Herndon Golf Course: Named one of Golf Digest's "Places to Play,"
    Herndon Centennial features 18 beautifully landscaped holes, a driving
    range, practice greens and golf instruction by PGA Professionals.
    (Herndon, Virginia)

   Jefferson District Park: This 9-hole executive course is beautifully
    landscaped and features a gently rolling playing surface with four
    ponds that is ideal for golfers who prefer walking. The course offers a
    challenging round of golf and includes a par five and some demanding
    par fours. (Falls Church, Virginia)

   Lee’s Hill Golfers Club: Lee's Hill Golfers Club is located in historical
    Fredericksburg, Virginia on the land where General Robert E. Lee set
    up his headquarters while preparing for the Fredericksburg Campaign
    of 1862-63. Many of the legends of the Civil War spent considerable
    time here. (Fredericksburg, Virginia)

   Manassas Park Golf Course: This 18-hole championship golf course
    plays 6651 yards from the back tees and is a perfect challenge for
    golfers of every level with four sets of tee boxes. This site earned a
    place in history as Civil War Confederate General Richard S. Ewell built
    his winter encampment here. History and challenge await you at the
    "new" General's Ridge Golf Course. (Manassas, Virginia)

   Oak Marr Golf Complex: Acclaimed as one of the finest teaching
    facilities and short game practice areas in Northern Virginia, this
    beautiful center includes not only the 9-hole golf course but also a
    lighted 60 station driving range with target greens and covered,
    heated tees. (Oakton, Virginia)

   Penderbrook Golf Club: Penderbrook Golf Club is a picturesque 18-
    hole par 71, championship golf course located within the highly
    regarded Penderbrook Community. The course is open to the public
    and boasts some of the most challenging holes in the metro area.
    (Fairfax, Virginia)

   Pinecrest Golf Course: Pinecrest is a long, narrow course dotted with
    hilly areas and ponds, creating a golfing environment suited for both
    novices and more serious players. (Alexandria, Virginia)

   Pleasant Valley Golfers Club: Pleasant Valley Golfer's Club is a
    beautiful, natural layout in a park-like setting - no homes bordering
    the golf course, just great golf holes. Opening to rave reviews in 1998,
    the golf course was designed by Tom Clark of Ault, Clark & Associates
    and features a pristine landscape of rolling hills, hardwood trees and
    native grass meadows. You'll also enjoy a modern clubhouse with a
    fully stocked Pro Shop, complete outing facilities to host tournaments,
    18 championship holes, practice facilities, and more. (Chantilly,

   Pohick Bay Regional Park Golf Course: Several newly renovated
    greens and the addition of fairway bunkers and more sand traps have
    made a significant difference on this course. With the great variety at
    Pohick Bay, golfers will get good use out of all of their clubs. Local golf
    magazines repeatedly name Pohick Bay as one of the area’s most
    challenging courses. (Lorton, Virginia)

   Prince William Golf Course: Prince William Golf Club ranks among
    the area’s most historic and reasonably priced golf courses. Built in the
    1960’s by a group of farmers who traded their tractors for golf carts,
    this course’s inauspicious beginnings set it apart from some of the
    more modern properties in Northern Virginia. (Nokesville, Virginia)

   Raspberry Falls Golf Park: Rated 4 stars in Golf Digest's Places to
    Play. This Gary Player links-style design is in its sixth year after
    opening to national acclaim and was last ranked as the 7th best course
    in Virginia. Watch out for the bunkers. You don't want to miss this
    excellent course. (Leesburg, Virginia)

   Reston National Golf Course: A parkland style course with natural,
    gently rolling terrain and large greens. Nothing fancy or tricked up,
    just a solid test of golf highlighted by a superb collection of Par 4's, as
    good as you will find in the Washington, DC area or anywhere else in
    the state. (Reston, Virginia)

   South Riding Golfers’ Club: This Championship golf course was
    designed by renowned golf course architect, Dan Maples and opened
    for play in 1997. Washington Golf Monthly Magazine voted South
    Riding to its "Top 100 courses in the Mid-Atlantic" and Golf Digest
    nominated the course for "Best New Course" in 1998. (Loudoun,

   Stonewall Golf Club: In the heart of historic Prince William County on
    the breathtaking banks of Lake Manassas lies a new battlefield.
    Designed by Tom Jackson, this par-72 masterpiece has been sculpted
    through rolling terrain and mature wooded areas with hardwoods and
    cedars that promote creative shot making while providing stunning
    views of Lake Manassas. This championship course, which measures
    over 7,000 yards, features five sets of tees to challenge all levels of
    play. Bentgrass tees, greens and fairways provide the golfer an
    immaculate playing field upon which memories will be attained.
    (Gainesville, Virginia)

   Twin Lakes Golf Course: The Twin Lakes golf facility, now with two
    championship length courses, offers some of the finest golfing in the
    area for both average and expert golfers. The new Oaks Course
    presents 18 holes routed through spectacular wooded terrain. The
    Lakes Course boasts 18 holes of open parkland. The hilltop clubhouse
    provides spectacular views of both courses. (Clifton, Virginia)

   Virginia Oaks Golf Club: Set against the stunning backdrop of Lake
    Manassas, the Virginia Oaks Golf Club offers an extraordinary
    combination: 18 holes of challenging golf, outstanding amenities, and
    warm, personalized service. Designed by world-renowned golf course
    architect P. B. Dye, Virginia Oaks' spectacular championship layout
    features undulating greens, long fairways lined with stately oaks, and
    superbly conditioned Bent grass greens, tees, and fairways.
    (Gainesville, Virginia)

    Chrysalis Vineyards

     23876 Champe Ford Road,
     Middleburg, VA 20117-2942
     Phone: 800-235-8804 / 540-687-8222

     Enjoy our award winning wines in a beautiful setting just outside the
     village of Middleburg. In just a few short years, we have become one
     of Virginia’s finest estate wineries, growing unique Spanish and French
     varietals and celebrating the homecoming of Norton, the Real
     American Grape! Hours: 10am until 5pm Daily (closed Thanksgiving,
     Christmas & New Years). Tour Fees: For private tours only. Tasting
     Fees: $3/person. Food availability: medium fare, i.e. sandwiches

    Farfelu Vineyard

     13058 Crest Hill Road/Route 647,
     Flint Hill, VA 22627
     Phone: 540-364-2930

     Virginia’s first winery, just 60 minutes west of from DC. Award winning
     wines served in an 1860s dairy barn-turned winery. Our 86-acre estate
     offers expansive deck, lawn games, picnic facilities, river trail. Hours:
     Open daily except Tues. & Wed., 11am-5pm Tasting Fee: $3/person.
     Food availability: light fare, i.e. cheese & crackers

    Hidden Brook Winery

     43301 Spinks Ferry Road,
     Leesburg, VA 20176
     Phone: 703-737-3935

     Hidden Brook Winery offers a variety of wines to be enjoyed in our
     spacious log cabin tasting room. Event space available for up to 100
     guests. Hours: 11am-6pm on weekends. Weekdays by appointment
     only. Tasting & Tour Fees: none. Food availability: light fare, i.e.
     cheese & crackers

   Lost Creek Winery

    43277 Spinks Ferry Road,
    Leesburg, VA 20176
    Phone: 703-443-9836

    The winery, built on a hill, overlooks the vineyards and northern
    Virginia horse country. Spacious tasting rooms with areas inside and
    outside to relax and enjoy the views and the wine. Hours: 11am-5pm
    Sat. & Sun. Weekdays open Wed.-Sun. 11-5 and holiday Mondays
    11am-5pm. Tasting & Tour Fees: Groups of 10 or more $4. Food
    availability: light fare, i.e. cheese & crackers.

   Loudoun Valley Vineyards

    38516 Charlestown Pike,
    Waterford, VA 20197
    Phone: 540-882-3375

    Taste our selection of more than 15 handcrafted, award-winning wines
    from our special clones of French, German and Italian wine grapes.
    Glass enclosed tasting room. Come experience our wines and
    friendship. Hours: January-March, Sat.-Sun. 11am-5pm; April-
    December, Fri.-Sun. 11am-5pm Tour Fees: none. Tasting Fees:
    Yes. Food availability: light fare, i.e. cheese & crackers.

   Naked Mountain Vineyard

    P.O. Box 115,
    Markham, VA 2264 (Handicap parking and access)
    Phone: 540-364-1609

    Chardonnay spoken here. 100% Virginia grown classic varietals.
    Discover sensational views from delightful chalet-like winery on the
    sunrise slope of the Blue Ridge. Picnic areas. Cozy fireplace. We
    welcome your visit. Hours: January-February, Weekends only 11am-
    5pm; March-December, Daily 11am-5pm. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving,
    Christmas & New Year’s. Tasting & Tour Fees: none, except for
    groups of 10 or more. Food availability: light fare, i.e. cheese &

   Oasis Winery

    Rt. 635, 14141 Hume Road,
    Hume, Virginia 22639
    (Handicap accessible)
    Phone: 1-800-304-7656 or 540-635-7627

    Rated Top 10 in the World and voted as favorite winery
    in the Best of the Best issue of Washingtonian Magazine! Breathtaking
    views! special events, weddings, corporate retreats. Wine Country
    Limousine Tours. VIP tours & groups available. Member of the Blue
    Ridge WineWay.com. Hours: Daily 10am-5pm Tasting Fee:
    $5/person, (includes souvenir Oasis etched wine glass). Food
    availability: light fare, i.e. cheese & crackers, 2, 3 (catering avail. for

   Pearmund Cellars

    6190 Georgetown Road,
    Broad Run, VA 20137
    Phone: 540-347-3475

    Taste unique superior wines from award-winning Chris Pearmund.
    Experience romantic views of one of Virginia’s top quality Chardonnay
    vineyards. Family-owned and operated. Bring your own picnic. Hours:
    Daily 11am-5pm; (Closed Tues.). Holidays closed: Thanksgiving,
    December 24, 25, 31 January 1st and Easter Sunday.

   Piedmont Vineyards and Winery

    2546-D Halfway Road,
    The Plains, VA 20198
    P.O. Box 286, Middleburg, VA 20118-0286
    Phone: 540-687-5528

    Virginia’s oldest Chardonnay producer, established 1973, located on
    the pre-revolutionary estate, “Waverly,” in the heart of Virginia’s Hunt
    Country. Hours: April-October, daily, 11am-6pm; November-March,
    daily, 11am-5pm Closed Thanksgiving, Dec. 24, 25, Jan. 1. Groups of
    8 or more, please call for appointment. Tasting & Tour Fees: $3,
    refundable with purchase / Additional charge for reserve tasting.
    Food availability: light fare, i.e. cheese & crackers.

   Tarara Vineyard & Winery

    13648 Tarara Lane,
    Leesburg, VA 20176
    Phone: 703-771-7100

    Tarara is a 475-acre farm devoted to the art of producing fine wines
    with intense flavor and lush varietal character. Uniquely located in a
    6,000 square foot cave, the winery, gift shop and gallery are open
    year round to wine lovers everywhere. Hours: Open daily. 11am-
    5pm. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year’s. Tour
    Fees: none. Tasting Fees: $5. Food availability: light fare, i.e.
    cheese & crackers.

   Willowcroft Farm Vineyards

    38906 Mt. Gilead Rd.,
    Leesburg, VA 20175
    Phone: 703-777-8161

    Loudoun County’s original winery produces international award-
    winning wines. The winery is in a rustic barn overlooking historic
    Loudoun Valley. Spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains from
    the picnic area. Hours: January-Please call ahead; February-
    Weekends only; March-December, Fri.-Sun., 11am-5:30pm. Call for
    other times. Open most Monday holidays. Touring Fees: $2 each for
    groups of 10-25). Tasting Fees: $2. Food availability: light fare,
    i.e. cheese & crackers.

   Windham Winery

    14727 Mountain Road (Rt. 690),
    Hillsboro, VA 20132
    Phone: 540-668-6464

    Innovative techniques in the vineyard and cellar give our wines the
    classic styling customers appreciate. Enjoy picnics and wine tastings
    on our veranda or pondside in the lee of Short Hill Mountain. Hours:
    Fri.-Mon. 12 noon-6pm and by appointment. Groups of 8 or more,
    please call ahead. Closed Easter Sun. and Christmas Day. Tour and
    Tasting Fees: none. Food availability: light fare, i.e. cheese &

Family Activities
     Audrey Moore RECenter

      Audrey Moore RECenter at Wakefield Park is approximately 76,000
      square feet in size and houses a 50m x 25yd pool, one 3m and two 1m
      diving boards, and Super Slide. The natatorium also contains spectator
      seating, doors that lead to a spacious outdoor sundeck, and locker
      rooms containing saunas and showers. In addition to the various
      racquetball/wallyball, and squash courts, the center has a large
      gymnasium with six basketball hoops, and volleyball nets. The center
      also contains a dance room, a pottery lab and kiln, an arts and crafts
      room, a photography lab, three multi-purpose activity rooms, a
      kitchen, and a senior center/teen zone.

     Dulles Golf Center & Sports Park

      A fun activity for everyone! The Dulles Golf Center includes miniature
      golf, a golf range, batting cages, beach volleyball, tug-of-war.
      Northern Virginia’s Best Kept Secret!

      November – February 9am – 8pm
      Spring & Fall
      March – April & September – October 9am – 10pm
      May – August (Sun – Thurs) 9am – 10pm (Fri & Sat) 9am – 11pm

     Great Waves Water Park

      There’s fun for everyone at Great Waves!! Catch a wave in the wave
      pool or twist and turn down four-story water slides! Slide with friends
      or splash around in the shallow waters of the play pool. Little tykes can
      enjoy the tad pool. Hungry? Enjoy pizza from Papa John’s or hot dogs,
      hamburgers and snacks from the eatery. Cool down with ice cream or
      a cold beverage.

      May 29-May 31
      Memorial Day Weekend - 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
      June 1 - June 17
      Monday-Thursday - Closed
      Fridays & Weekends - 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

    June 18-Labor Day
    Daily (staff dependent) - 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM


      Height/Age               Weekdays           Weekends &
      Under age 2                 Free                 Free
      Less than 48"              $10.25               $10.75
      48" or Taller              $12.75               $13.25
      Age 60 & Older              $6.25               $6.00
      After 4pm                   $6.25                N/A

   Lucky Duck Miniature Golf Course

    Lucky Duck Mini-Golf is located in Lake Accotink Park, which also offers
    canoe, rowboat and pedal boat rentals, an old fashioned carousel,
    fishing, tour boat rides, picnic shelters and facilities, playground and

    Open Memorial Day - Labor Day, 10am-dusk; call for off-season hours

    Adults: $3.50
    Juniors/Seniors: $2.50
    Second 9-Holes: $1.50
    After-Hours Rental: $75.00 + Greens Fees

    7500 Accotink Park Rd., Springfield, VA
    Phone 703-569-0285

   Oak Marr Miniature Golf Course

    Oak Marr Mini-Golf is located next door to Oak Marr RECenter and Golf
    Complex, featuring indoor Olympic-size pool, fitness facilities, 60-
    station driving range and nine-hole, par-three course.

    April 1-mid June: weekends and holidays, 10am-dusk
    Mid-June-Labor Day, daily 10am-dusk
    Sept-Oct, weekends only, 10am-dusk

    Adults: $5.00
    Juniors/Seniors: $4.00
    Group Rate-Adults: $4.00
    Group Rate-Juniors/Seniors: $3.00
    After-Hours Rental: $75.00 + Greens Fees

    3200 Jermantown Rd., Oakton, VA

   Reston Zoo

    Take a safari wagon ride on your trip to the Reston Zoo, where the
    deer and the antelope -- zebras, bison, ostrich, monkeys, etc. -- play.
    Pat a few animals, bottle-feed the lambs, feed bright and colorful fish -
    - celebrate a birthday -- at the Reston Zoo.

    Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm Sat-Sun 9 am-6 pm

   Splash Down Water Park

    Wildly Wet, Fabulous Fun is waiting for you and your family at
    Splash Down Waterpark, Northern Virginia’s largest waterpark. Splash
    Down features 5 different water areas along with all of your favorite
    summer foods at the Coney Island Café, Paradise Pizza and Sweets N

    May 29 - 31
    11am – 6pm
    June 1 - 17
    Thursdays & Fridays 3 – 6pm
    Saturdays & Sundays 11am – 6pm
    Closed Monday – Wednesday
    June 18 – September 5
    Sunday – Thursdays 11am – 7pm
    Fridays & Saturdays 11am – 8pm
    September 6
    11am – 6pm


    Height/Age                  Daily
    Under age 2                 Free
    Less than 48"               $9.75
    48" or Taller              $12.75
    After 4pm                   $6.50

   Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole

    The Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole offers more than an acre of
    slides, flumes, sprays, showers, floatables and interactive play
    features, circled by Rattlesnake River with a 2.5 mile per hour current
    that gently nudges tubes along. A bit of the old west is recreated here.
    Kids careen off covered wagons, float on rattlesnakes and dash
    through showers tipped from water-filled ore carts.

    While the Water Mine's attractions are designed for elementary-aged
    children, there's something here for everyone. Tenderfoot Pond, with
    its pint-sized slides and gentle bubblers, gives toddlers a perfect place
    for water play. Teenagers can join a game of water volleyball, and
    everyone will enjoy going with the flow in a tube on Rattlesnake River.


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