Many people are unaware of Herndon’s historical significance. However, if you took the time, you would realize that the trip to the heart of Fairfax is one that is worth taking.
Conveniently located a few minutes away from Washington Dulles International Airport, you will find the town of Herndon. At a point in history, this town was once the center of dairy farming in northern Virginia. Upon walking through its streets, one cannot but feel a sense of awe in its rich character and charm.
The Herndon Depot Museum is one of the popular destinations in the town. The museum itself is managed by Herndon’s Historical Society. The building itself is of historical importance, dating as far back as the 1850’s. It used to be a major train depot and was used as such until 1968.
It hosts a number of railroad memorabilia. Its exhibit also presents vital information on the legendary Commander William Lewis Herndon as well as some of the artifacts recovered from the WWII destroyer, the U.S.S Herndon.
Of course, the museum itself is not the only historically significant part of the town. Make sure that you take the time to truly explore the place yourself.