The 10 Best Things to Do in Chantilly, United States

September 7, 2017 Veronika Gaddis

Chantilly is a census-designated place (CDP) in western Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. The population was 23,039 at the 2010 census. Chantilly is named after an early-19th-century mansion and farm, which in turn took the name of an 18th-century plantation that was located in Westmoreland County, Virginia. The name "Chantilly" originated in France with the Château de Chantilly, about 25 miles north of Paris.
Restaurants in Chantilly

1. NRA National Firearms Museum

11250 Waples Mill Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-7550 +1 703-267-1600
Excellent
70%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 336 reviews

NRA National Firearms Museum

Small museum that highlights the long history of firearms.

Reviewed By D2821ITroberts - Heathsville, Virginia

Even if you don’t support the 2nd Amendment the history of firearms is spectacular. Those who enjoy firearms will be amazed at the inventory and match grade guns on display along with write ups and brief history of the weapons on display.
If you have ever just seen in a book guns this museum gives you up close looks of weapons from their inception.
Make sure you a lot three or more hours as you wonder the museum at your own pace and get a history lesson along your tour.

2. Manassas National Battlefield Park

6511 Sudley Rd, Manassas, VA 20109-2358 +1 703-361-1339
Excellent
64%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 936 reviews

Manassas National Battlefield Park

A 5,000-acre park that was the scene of two major Civil War battles.

Reviewed By beth ann k - Halstead, Kansas

This is just a wonderful place. It has a walking tour for the 1st Battle of Manassas, and a driving tour of the 2nd battle. We thoroughly enjoyed it!

3. Frying Pan Farm Park

2709 W Ox Rd, Herndon, VA 20171-3807 +1 703-437-9101
Excellent
65%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 176 reviews

Frying Pan Farm Park

Working farm, live farm animals, playground, Country Store, wagon rides($), antique carousel rides ($), Kidwell farmhouse tours (select days, call), children's concerts (10am, Wednesdays, June - August, Visitor Center Pavilion), family concerts (7pm, Thursdays, June - August, farmyard), bluegrass concerts (select Sundays, September - April, Visitor Center), farm stand (May-Sept, Wednesdays 8am-12:30pm)

Reviewed By Sue L

We used to bring our kids there when they were little. Seeing that Frying Pan Farm Park is still thriving makes me happy. Have great memories going in the past.

4. Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy, Chantilly, VA 20151-3002 +1 703-572-4118
Excellent
84%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
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1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 3 reviews

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Reviewed By MamaAyinde - Stanford, CA

This museum is amazing! I even prefer it to the Air and Space museum on the national mall. It has the most amazing aircraft, including the Concorde, Space Shuttle Discovery, and even the Enola Gay. It's a real stroll through history. Don't miss the Blackberry (I think that's what it is called.) It flew from coast to coast in about an hour in the 1960s. I wonder what amazing feats today's secret technology is able to do. Very entertaining and highly recommended.

5. The Winery at Bull Run

15950 Lee Hwy, Centreville, VA 20120-2137 +1 703-815-2233
Excellent
47%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 238 reviews

The Winery at Bull Run

Cradled in the foothills of the Bull Run Mountains, adjacent to over 5,000 countryside acres of the Manassas National Battlefield Park, you'll find our historic property specializing in artisanal wine tasting experiences. The Winery at Bull Run transports you to the 1800s in an authentic Virginia farm setting that values American history and hospitality. Visit us and enjoy the cultural heritage of a Virginia past and the award-winning wines of the present. As the closest winery to Washington, D.C., we are conveniently located in Fairfax County, Virginia, less than a half hour from DC and only 2 miles off Interstate 66.

Reviewed By Jonathan R - Washington DC, District of Columbia

We tried this winery last weekend for the first time, in part because of its close proximity to Washington. The Winery boasts an extensive tasting area, plus high and low tables for more extended wine tasting and light snacks. The grounds of the winery include vines for the winery’s Norton grapes, picnic tables, and additional space for special events such as weddings.
The wines in our tasting ranged from good to very good, and the staffers with whom we spoke were friendly and responsive.

6. Sully Historic Site

3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, VA 20151-3037 +1 703-437-1794
Excellent
44%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
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Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 79 reviews

Sully Historic Site

Reviewed By Vicki K - Maryland

Small visitor center that offers tour of Sully House on the hour. We arrived 20 minutes after the hour and opted for a self guided tour of the grounds. A free map was available with explanations of the history and buildings. Walk included outbuildings as well as a garden and small cemetery which also held the remains of 3 children. The setting itself was quite remarkable -- preserved right off a major highway. My daughter and I both remarked that it was ironic that several hundred years ago this existed without the highway, the jetliners coming overhead into Dulles and the high tension poles carrying power to surrounding communities as well as businesses. All in all, a pleasant way to spend an hour or so walking, enjoying nature and history.

7. Cox Farms

15621 Braddock Rd, Centreville, VA 20120-1140 +1 703-830-4121
Excellent
62%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 105 reviews

Cox Farms

Reviewed By Tom Z - Reston, VA, USA

We joined our son, his wife and our grandson to Cox Farms the other day. It's easy to get to and parking is plentiful. Admission is reasonable and the entire staff is always polite. There is plenty to do for all ages. They have a variety of slides that were a big hit with our grandson. Don't miss the hay ride!

8. Escape Room Herndon

404 Elden St, Herndon, VA 20170-4511 +1 571-306-2279
Excellent
83%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
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Poor
1%
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5 based on 65 reviews

Escape Room Herndon

Engage your team with a heart pounding and unique offsite adventure, and join in on the new craze sweeping the globe to see if you have what it takes to crack the codes and make it to the end. Artifacts, clues, symbols and unexpected interactive materials placed in each room guide players along a story line, in this immersive adventure.

Reviewed By kimmelgjc - Herndon, Virginia

Five adults trying an Escape Room for the first time. While we did not "escape" in time, we found our time trying great fun! The guys working the room and desk couldn't have been nicer or more encouraging, answered all questions when booking and very helpful in explaination while we were there also!

9. Dulles Expo & Conference Center

4368 Chantilly Center, Chantilly, VA 20153 +1 703-378-0910
Excellent
21%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
10%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 90 reviews

Dulles Expo & Conference Center

Reviewed By cfuller603 - Washington DC, District of Columbia

There are all kinds of shows and exhibits here, but I went most recently for the National Capital Cat Show. It's basically a warehouse with restrooms, an entry desk area, and two food stalls that aren't very exciting. The rest of the space can get organized depending on what's held there.

Lots of parking space, but finding the right building the first time can require a bit of searching, since the street signs aren't good.

10. Bull Run Regional Park

7700 Bull Run Dr, Centreville, VA 20121-2580 +1 703-631-0550
Excellent
48%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 104 reviews

Bull Run Regional Park

Reviewed By roaminggrands - Savannah, Georgia

The road in and out is very narrow. Trees on the public road are not trimmed to accommodate RV's, and as a result, we now have scratches along the side with of our Motor Home. Parking the RV can be challenging due to the location...MoreThank you for the review! There is a company trimming the trees along the public road outside of the park right now, so this issue has been addressed. We will take your other concerns into consideration when looking at planning future projects and staff training.

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