In addition to the County’s Historic Preservation Program, try these places for information about the history of Arlington and the surrounding area.
The Arlington Heritage Alliance (AHA) , a non-profit organization founded in 1989, is committed to the preservation and creative uses of sites in Arlington that are of historic, architectural, cultural, or natural significance.
The Arlington Historical Society (AHS) , founded in 1956, is operated for literary and educational purposes and supports research, collection, preservation, discovery, restoration, and dissemination of Arlington’s history. AHS is located in the historic Hume School, 1805 South Arlington Ridge Road. Please call 703.892.4204 for hours of operation.
The Virginia Room of the Arlington Central Library contains the largest collection of primary and secondary documents on the history of Arlington County and the surrounding area. The Central Library is located at 1015 North Quincy Street. The Virginia Room is open every day except Friday and Sunday. Please call 703.228.5966 for more information.
For Alexandria history, visit the Special Collections in the Kate Waller Barrett Branch of the Alexandria Public Library. The library is located at 717 Queen Street in Old Town Alexandria. Please call 703.838.4577 (extension 213) for more information.
For information on the history of Fairfax County and the City of Fairfax, visit the Virginia Room in the Fairfax City Regional Library. The library is located at 3915 Chain Bridge Road in downtown Fairfax. Please call 703.246.2123 for more information.
To explore the history of our nation's capital, visit the Washingtoniana Division at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, DC. The library is located at 901 G Street, NW. Please call 202.727.1213 for more information.
Department of Community Planning,
Housing & Development
Neighborhood Services Division
2100 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22201
Please contact Rebecca Ballo with the Neighborhood Services Division with any questions or comments regarding the historic preservation pages on this website.