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Giving Voice African American Heritage in Falls Church, VA

There is so much to offer in Falls Church. Before you visit, download the self-guided walking tour to take around Falls Church with you. The brochure is in Adobe PDF format and requires the free Adobe Reader.

The tour was developed in collaboration with the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation and Virginia Tech University. The Virginia Chapter of the American Planning Association (VAPA) awarded its 2012 Student Planning Award to five Virginia Tech students in the Urban Affairs and Planning (UAP) master’s program in the National Capital Region during the organization’s annual conference. Martha Coello, Paola Reyes, Catherine Spoehr, Kate Webb, and Chris Winnike were recognized for their innovative urban design studio project, “Giving Voice: African American Walking Tour, Falls Church and Fairfax County.” 

Please note that due to construction beginning in the fall of 2013 tour route may be affected and altered. Participants are advised to only cross at stop lights.

A collaborative project between: African and African American Studies, George Mason University, and the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation. Funding was provided in part by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.