Tinner Hill Park

Address:


106 Tinner Hill Rd. Falls Church, VA 22046
 

Features:


  • Historic Markers
  • Pavilion

About:

 
Tinner Hill Historic Park is home to some of Falls Church's most interesting post Civil War history. There are historic markers scattered throughout the park as well as the Zig Zag Monument, which follows the original line of segregation in Falls Church. A covered pavilion is available for small group gatherings. 

Photos courtesy of NOVA Parks.
 
Visit the NOVA Parks website here.

History:


"Tinner Hill has been recognized as being the location where the first rural branch of the National Association for the Protection of Colored People (NAACP) was initiated in the United States. In 1915, a few brave African American citizens—led by E.B. Henderson and Joseph Tinner—fought an ordinance that was proposed that would have segregated housing. They called themselves the Colored Citizens Protective League (CCPL) the group evolved to become the first rural branch of the NAACP in the nation."
- Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation