Learn More About the Historic Neighborhoods of Vienna, Virginia

Originally established in 1754 under the name Ayr Hill (later known as Phelps in the 1850s), Vienna’s first settler was a prominent soldier and land owner by the name of Colonel Charles Broadwater. The name of the town was later changed to Vienna shortly before the Civil War and later became a camping ground during the war.


A former railroad bed, the Washington and Old Dominion Trail (also known as the W&OD Trail) is a 45-mile hiking/biking that runs from Shirlington, VA to Purcellville VA; with a portion of the trail running through downtown Vienna. This trail is established and bordered by the Washington and Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park.

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Another historical location visitors can see is the Freeman Store and Museum. Originally a residence/general store built in 1959; it operates as a historic store to give visitors a glimpse of the past and sells a wide selection of souvenirs.
One of Vienna’s notable communities is Westwood Country Club , established in 1954. The community’s 58,000 square foot clubhouse offers many amenities such as golfing, tennis, fitness centers, pool, and dining.

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