Centreville is one of the towns in Northern Virginia’s county of Fairfax. It is a town rich in history and tourists spots. While many visitors to Centreville are hooked on the attractions offered by the nation’s capital, some 20 miles away, Centreville is home to many tourists’ attractions and spots. This attractions include historic civil war battlefields, high end shops and beautiful parks.
Historic Sites and Attractions
The George Washington’s historic Mount Vernon is located 23 miles southeast of Centreville, in Arlington. It is located along the Potomac River with lush gardens, a museum and George Washington’s tomb, where he was buried with his wife. Mount Vernon offers tours of the mansion, seasonal activities, an educational center and several shops and eateries.
If you are interested to know more about the civil war, you can visit the Ox Hill Battlefield Park, which is 5 miles from Centreville. The park is located on the site where more than 1500 solders where killed or wounded in battle during the Fairfax County’s only involvement in the civil war. The park has many kiosk providing information about that battle.
Shopping and dining
The old town of Alexandria is a major historic district and it is just 28 miles from downtown Centreville. It was founded in 1749 and feature streets full of antique shops, boutiques, historic buildings, art galleries and restaurants. The old town of Alexandria also has a free trolley service that do provide visitors to this area with transportation along many old town main streets.
Tyson Corner Centre is the largest shopping center in the Washington DC metropolitan area. It features more than 300 shops and restaurants. The shopping Centre is 15 miles from Centreville and has a mixture of upscale shops, mainstream store, a cinema and several restaurants serving different people from different background.
There are some museums around Centreville, one of which is the Steven F, Udvar-Hazy Centre. It is a part of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. It is 7 miles away from Centreville, in Chantilly. Visitors can have a tour of this center’s three level aviation hanger, with its experimental flying machines including helicopters and aircrafts.
The Cold War Museum is located 7 miles from Centreville. It was founded in 1996 to preserve the history of the Cold War. The museum features a theater, photographs, educational programs and a gift store.
Bull Run Regional Park is about 7 miles from downtown Centreville. The park have areas for camping, soccer, horse riding, hiking and picnic.
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