Falls Church Civil War Encampment


Due to Governor Northam's mandatory stay-at-home orders until June 10, 2020 and ban on social gatherings, this year's Civil War Encampment has been cancelled. 

Saturday, May 16, 2020 (CANCELLED)

  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Cherry Hill Farmhouse, 312 Park Ave. (Map)
  • Sponsored by the City of Falls Church and the Victorian Society at Falls Church, in conjunction with the 28th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry and the Falls Church Historical Commission. 
From 1861-1865, the small farming village of Falls Church found itself on the edge of conflict. Join us on May 16, for a community event aimed to present and preserve Falls Church’s story and the experiences of those who lived here during those difficult years.

Programming includes access to Cherry Hill’s historic farmhouse and barn, children’s learning tent and living history from the 28th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Ladies Sanitary commission, Yankee School Marm, Civil War Surgeon, Professor Thaddeus Lowe, and more!

This year's event features a special traveling exhibit on Clara Barton and the Missing Soldiers Office from the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. 

Questions? Call 703-248-5171 (TTY 711).

Civil War Trail Bus Tour

Part of the day's activities includes a free bus tour of Civil War Trail locations around Falls Church. The bus departs at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Reserve your spot by emailing Corey Jannicelli at cjannicelli@fallschurchva.gov