The total financial impact that museums on the economy in Virginia
Museums are Trusted
The American public considers museums the most trustworthy source of information in American, rated higher than local papers, nonprofit researchers, the U.S. government, and academic researchers. As a part of the support team to a National Museum, The Army Historical Foundation understands the importance of our role as a supporting foundation to a Museum.
The Army Historical Foundation has represented the National Museum of the United States Army at the Mount Vernon Tourism Task Force since its creation in early 2019. The Tourism Task Force (TTF) has worked to strengthen the bond, communications, and partnerships between the tourism sites in Southern Fairfax County. We are proud to be the latest new destination to join the force of collaborative county properties. Members of the TTF include various attractions and historic sites including George Washington’s Mount Vernon, George Mason’s Gunston Hall, the Workhouse Arts Center, Historic Woodlawn and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House, Arcadia Farm, Fort Belvoir Garrison, American Horticultural Society’s River Farm, Gum Springs Historical Society and Museum. The group also includes parks operated and maintained by the Fairfax County Park Authority, NOVA Parks, Virginia State Parks, and the National Park Service. The TTF continually works to create connections between these venues encourage greater cross-visitation between sites and entice visitors to spend multiple days in Southern Fairfax County.