Seniors Fall for Falls Church

Falls Church, Virginia, with a population of just over 12,000, is a great small town for senior citizens to visit in historic America. The smallest independent city, by area, in Virginia, taking its name from The Falls Church, an 18th-century Anglican parish, Falls Church gained township status within Fairfax County back in 1875. In 1948, it was incorporated as the City of Falls Church. It is also referred to as Falls Church City. It is quite close to DC.

What is There for Seniors to See and Do?

Yes, “Virginia is for Lovers” and Falls Church fits in quite well.  Attractions of many types abound in and around this historic little town. If you are into history, Cherry Hill Farm (1845) is just made for you, senior history students. It is on the National Register of Historic Places as well as an Historic Landmark for the State of Virginia.

A guided walking tour takes you through historic Falls Church neighborhoods. The Falls Church Chamber of Commerce does its job of promoting the city with great information for senior visitors. Along with Cherry Hill Farm you won’t want to miss the Eden Center nor The State Theatre.  A multi-million dollar restoration in the late 1990s turned The Theatre into a venue for live music and private events.

Each site above is a major attraction that senior visitors can enjoy while in the DC area.  Cherry Hill Farm was once a thriving 73-acre farm that survived the Civil War despite being repeatedly overrun, raided and requisitioned.

That Famous Little Church

The Falls Church community developed around The Falls Church, which was founded in 1734 and whose congregation has included President George Washington and Virginia statesman George Mason. The name “The Falls Church” came from its geographical location. Among the very few, widely separated churches in the parish, this church was identified as the one that was “near the falls” of the Potomac River.

Another loaded site is the city of Falls Church “Official Website” that has just about everything you will want to know about the city.  Even includes an Online Bill Pay plus a Solid Waste Services portion.  Just thought I’d toss that in for those of you senior citizens who once worked for a city government in our great nation.

Falls Church has something going on all year long, and its proximity to Washington DC makes it an easy visit, one not to be missed. Enjoy your time in Falls Church.  jeb



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