Chantilly, Virginia is a charming town in western Fairfax County where you’ll find history everywhere. If you have a family or are looking to start one, Chantilly has a lot to offer. It also has fantastic schooling options, plentiful parks, and so much more.
Plus, the nation’s capital is just a short drive away.
Here are a few places you can take the family in this lovely town and adjacent area:
Part of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, this center has everything for those interested in aviation. There are historical exhibitions, scientific demonstrations, simulators that will make your stomach twist and turn, an IMAX theater, and daily tours. One of the most exciting aircraft on exhibit is the Space Shuttle Discovery. It’s educational, yet engaging and exciting – the perfect combination for those with children.
Being so close to our nation’s capital means the entire area is chock full of history, but Sully still stands out. Northern Virginia’s first congressional representative, Richard Bland Lee (relative of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee), completed the farm in 1799. It was designated a national historic site in 1959. There are opportunities for tours, field trips, educational classes, and fun-filled camping. Learning doesn’t have to be boring, and the Sully Historic Site proves it!
Known for its pumpkin patches and apple cider in the fall, Ticonderoga Farms also has many summer family activities. Here, kids can enjoy a petting zoo, slide area, pedal cart races, bamboo mazes, hayrides and more. They’ll have a great time while learning a bit about farming and how our food gets to the table.
This sprawling outdoor area features the Walney Visitor Center, a converted farmhouse from 1780. Here, you can camp, bird-watch, walk one of the many trails, or take a history tour. Everyone in the family will love being outside and having a picnic in a picturesque spot. It’s a tranquil place that can be the perfect getaway from our fast-paced modern lives. Have everyone get off their phones for a few hours and spend an enchanting day at the park.
Those are only a few of the many terrific places you can go with your family in Chantilly. It offers a quiet, small-town feel while being in close proximity to larger urban areas. It’s got the best of both worlds, which is why we at Craftmark Homes built one of our amazing communities here, Preserve at Westfields.
Centrally located, the community gives you the choice of two amazing floor plans. Each provides great space for a growing family. If you’re interested in the area, you owe it to yourself to check us out. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation and discuss your needs and desires.
We’ve been building luxury homes in the Washington, D.C., area for more than 27 years, and have developed the craftsmanship along with the expertise to make your dream home come true. Chantilly is just one of our many magical locations.