Enjoy the many wonderful attractions the City of Falls Church has to offer - from historic buildings and cultural centers to gorgeous parks and trails, the Little City has it all! And, see the bottom of this page for ideas on expanding your adventures past the city limits!

Historic Falls Church

Fairfax and South Washington St.

The Falls Church community developed around The Falls Church, which was founded in 1734 and whose congregation has included President George Washington and Virginia statesman George Mason. The name "The Falls Church" came from its geographical location. Among the very few, widely separated churches in the parish, this church was identified as the one that was "near the falls" of the Potomac River.

Cherry Hill Farmhouse

312 Park Ave.

The Cherry Hill Farmhouse, with its adjoining barn, is a historic family farm built in 1845. Cherry Hill Farm was once a thriving 73-acre farm and survived the Civil War despite being repeatedly overrun, raided, and requisitioned. The City of Falls Church now owns Cherry Hill and maintains the household's authentic 18th- and 19th-century furniture and period tools in the 1856 barn. Tours are available. Call 703-248-5171 (TTY 711) for more information.

City Parks

There's something for everyone at the city's parks. Residents and visitors alike can walk, run, bike, and play. Many of the city's parks have play equipment where children can swing and slide; our parks offer lighted basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts as well as picnic tables and grill equipment for a summer cookout. Mobile skateboard equipment is featured at various parks throughout the year.

Tinner Hill

106 Tinner Hill Road

Site of the first rural chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. African Americans settled in the Tinner Hill neighborhood following the Civil War. The area is named for the prominent Tinner family, who owned a portion of the land.

The State Theater

220 N. Washington St.

The State Theater opened in 1936 and operated as a popular movie house until the late 1980s. A multi-million dollar restoration in the late 1990s turned it into a venue for live music and private events.

ArtSpace Falls Church

700 W. Broad St.

ArtSpace Falls Church is a little center for the arts - housing a 95-seat theater and an art gallery. Creative Cauldron is the nonprofit arts organization that manages and operates ArtSpace. Creative Cauldron's mission is to make the arts affordable and accessible to everyone, offering year-round educational programs in the arts as well as professional performances of live theater, music and dance for adults and for children.

Eden Center

6799 Wilson Blvd.

Located at the city's eastern tip, the Eden Center is the largest Vietnamese shopping center on the East Coast. There are more than 120 stores inside the Center. A Lion Arch gateway entrance was erected to honor Vietnamese and Chinese cultures.

Historic Trails

A great way to get to know the city, the Historic Trail is a walking tour of the city's historic sites. Download the Victorian Walking Tour map.

Take time to explore the city's 6 marked stops along the Civil War Trail, which is part of the larger Civil Wars Trail.

History Panels

Visit the history panels on the multimodal plaza at the intersection of S. Washington Street and Hillwood Avenue. They tell the story of the City's transportation, going back to before there even was a City or Town of Falls Church! Read the full history panels here (PDF, 8 pages).

Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) Trail

About 2 miles of the W&OD trail wind through the City of Falls Church. The Washington and Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park is a 45-mile multi-use rail-trail that is owned and operated by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority.

Area Attractions