Introduction to Vienna, Virginia
Vienna, Virginia, in Fairfax county, is 6 miles NW of Annandale, Virginia (center to center) and 13 miles W of Washington, District of Columbia. The town is conveniently located inside the Washington metropolitan area.
The original name of this town was Ayr Hill. John Hunter, an early settler, named it after his birthplace of Ayr in Scotland. The town was renamed in the 1850s when William Hendrick, a doctor, offered to move to the area on the condition that the town be renamed after his hometown in Vienna, New York. The area had its First Baptist Church in 1867 which was originally constructed using lumber from Union Army barracks.
Vienna and nearby Attractions
- Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
- Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
- Vienna Technology Park
- Freeman Store & Museum
- Westwood Country Club
Things To Do In Vienna
The Parks and Recreation Department of Vienna provide high quality programs and facilities. They offer a wide range of activities, programs, classes, camps, and trips for people of all ages. They also sponsor various events and festivals throughout the year including the Halloween Parade, May KidsFest, July 4th Festivas and Fireworks, among others. The department also maintains several parks, athletic fields, stream valleys, and landscape beds around the town.
Washington Dulles International Airport is a short drive away.
Vienna Higher Education
Washington Business School of North Virginia is the local center for higher studies. George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College are nearby.