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3610 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030
Historic Blenheim is an 1859 brick farm house designed in the Greek Revival style. During the American Civil War, Union soldiers were often encamped on the grounds surrounding the house and used it as part of a reserve hospital system. As a result, more than 115 of these soldiers inscribed words and pictures on the first and second floor walls, as well as the attic of the house. Adjacent to the house is the Civil War Interpretive Center, opened in 2008. A gallery inside the center contains displays that place the soldiers within the larger framework of the American Civil War. Since the second floor and the attic are not accessible by the public, the Center also hosts a replica of two-thirds of Blenheim’s attic with life-sized images of the inscriptions.
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