Friday, 03 April 2015 00:00

Riverbend Park

Riverbend Park is a rare and rugged refuge along the Potomac River. There are more than 400 acres of forest, meadows and ponds crossed by trails, including a 2.5 mile portion of the Potomac Heritage Trail that connects to Great Falls National Park. Riverbend features a visitor center with snack bar and gift shop, hiking, fine fishing for smallmouth bass, kayaking, canoeing, picnicking and some of the best birdwatching and wildflower blooms in Northern Virginia. As part of the Potomac Gorge and because of its defining location on a wide bend in the river, the park has rare flora and geologic features. Riverbend also has extensive links to Native American history. The park hosts dozens of nature and cultural programs monthly. Admission to the park is free. Educational programs charge a fee. The visitor center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and noon to 5 p.m. on weekends. The visitor center is closed Tuesdays.
Published in Fairfax County
Friday, 03 April 2015 00:00

Sully Historic Site

Sully Historic Site, near Dulles Airport, was the home of Richard Bland Lee, Northern Virginia’s first Representative to Congress. Lee was the uncle of Confederate General Robert E Lee. Sully’s main house was built in 1794 and combines aspects of Georgian and Federal architecture. The site includes original outbuildings, a representative slave quarter, a smokehouse, a dairy, and a separate kitchen/laundry building. The Sully Visitor Center and Squirrel’s Nest Gift Shop complete the site. Sully is on the National Register for Historic Places and is accredited by the American Association of Museums. Sully Historic Site is open from dawn till dusk. House tours are offered on the hour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., except Tuesday. Tours are $7 per adult; $6 per student (16+ with I.D.); and $5 per senior or child.
Published in Fairfax County
Thursday, 21 November 2013 00:00

The Winery at Bull Run

Come experience The Winery at Bull Run. Travel back in time at our scenic, working farm vineyard in an authentic 1860's setting. The winery is conveniently located in Fairfax County, Virginia, less than a half hour from Washington DC and only 2 miles off Route 66. The Winery at Bull Run adjoins over 5,000 countryside acres of the historic Manassas National Battlefield Park providing you with a beautiful vista of preserved 19th century farmland. Not only will we be providing wine tastings of our fine Virginia wines but we offer you a glimpse of our rich Virginia heritage with winemaking techniques from the Civil War era, historical buildings & artifacts.

The Winery at Bull Run's Wine Listings are a preview of our growing collection. Available for your leisurely wine tasting enjoyment at our winery. Join The General's Club for exclusive savings on our inspiring wines while enjoying VIP status.

Published in Attractions
Tuesday, 02 December 2014 00:00

Toughest Competitor Alive

Westfield High School, Chantilly, Virginia

As members of a learning community that includes students, parents, staff, local businesses and global partners, the mission of Westfield High School is to educate and remediate our students within a nurturing, inclusive environment that promotes high academic achievement, focuses on improving reading strategies, and uses technology to promote learning. Teachers take a collaborative and integrated approach to provide each student with the maximum opportunity to develop skills needed to succeed as a citizen. An emphasis placed on informed problem-solving enables all graduates to independently create workable solutions within a changing society. The goal of the school and the community is to focus on the entire person so that each student can achieve success in academic, artistic, and athletic areas while maintaining individuality and integrity.
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