Vienna, Virginia, U.S.A.

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad

The Freeman Store and Museum

The Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area is full of suburbs that are very rich in history. Among them is the town of Vienna located west of downtown Washington. The town has numerous historic buildings with Virginia Route 123 going through the center of the town. Named after a town in the western region of the U.S. state of New York that that originally called Vienna (it is called Phelps today), it changed hands during the American Civil War with a small skirmish. Today, many historic sites remain to include the Freeman Store which still operates as a general store but is also a museum that tells the history of the town.

Some of you are saying, “This is wonderful. It is amazing that Washington D.C. is so full of historic suburbs. I am pretty sure that this town is an amazing town, but without a railroad…

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