Comfort Inn Dulles International Airport
200 Elden St.
Herndon, VA 20170
Phone: (703) 437-7555
Fax: (703) 437-7572
Arts & Museums
GreaterRestonArtsCenter (GRACE) enriches community life by promoting involvement and excellence in contemporary visual arts. In pursuit of this mission, GRACE provides a year-round program of visual art exhibitions, education programs for all ages, and special events.
Founded in 1974 to stimulate awareness of the visual arts, this nonprofit arts center provides a year-round program of exhibitions, educational art and humanities lectures, children's art workshops, a children's summer arts program, and special events throughout the year.
Railroad memorabilia, information on the town's namesake, Commander William Lewis Herndon, and artifacts from local residents can be found at this museum. Operated by the Historical Society of Herndon, it is housed in a building which dates back to the 1850s and served as a train station until 1968.
An interest in the local history will definitely attract you to this place. Herndon Historical Society Museum is steeped in heritage that dates back to 1857. Exhibitions here include historical pictures, artifacts and memorabilia dating back to World War II. This establishment is on the National Register of Historic Places and a visit here offers a unique glimpse into a bygone era.
Dedicated to exploring and celebrating the history of Reston, this museum is filled with a wide array of exhibits that tell the history of one of the most unique areas of Fairfax County and the museum also offers free, drop-in children's art workshops every Saturday morning and walking tours. A museum shop is also on site which features Reston T-shirts and mugs, prints, pottery, and handcrafts by local Reston artists.
Visit Lovettsville's quaint museum which offers unique displays of the town's history, as well as information regarding genealogy, such as history of families, homes, and businesses.
The museum is dedicated to collecting, housing, researching, and presenting exhibits on the history of 300 years of farming and rural life in Loudoun County. The grounds include farm animals, barns, and an 18th century farm house. Plant a seed in your young farmer's imagination and watch it grow at one of the Metro area's newest museums. At the Heritage Farm Museum, you can meet Milkie the Cow, travel back in time to the Waxpool General Store and be a farmer for a day. Your family will reap the rewards of time well spent.
Visit the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center to take a look at Blackbird- the fastest jet-plane in the world; or the famous space vehicle Discovery that has completed 39 space missions till date. The center is attached to the National Air And Space Museum and displays many aeronautical equipment and air crafts to the public. There are two hangars and an Observation Tower that provides a panoramic view of the adjacent Washington Dulles International Airport. Also, it is here that the Airbus IMAX Theater is located. The center also lets visitors take a look at various restoration projects. A visit to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is informative and insightful for children and adults alike.
This National Rifle Association's museum houses one of the most extensive firearms collections in the country with more than 2,000 historic firearms displayed in 13 permanent galleries. Exhibits span the history of handheld firearms from the mid-14th century to the latest in sporting rifles, shotguns, and pistols.
Founded in 1962, this nonprofit visual arts center exhibits the work of emerging and established regional artists, as well as special traveling exhibitions from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Art classes for both children and adults are also available.
Clara Barton spent the last years of her long, productive life at this Victorian home within walking distance of Glen Echo Park. Retired as head of the American Red Cross, she lived for nearly another decade in the house. Her creative renovations of the building resulted in a charming and intriguing curiosity. Visitors may view a film of the life of this tireless organizer and explore the home, which is furnished much as she left it. Admission is free.
Exhibits on Latvian history and culture. Open first Sunday each month, 12 -2 pm and by appointment/ /for individuals and groups. Admission by donation; free parking/