Found in the south center of Fairfax County, Burke, Virginia experiences a moderate climate with highest temperatures reaching into the low 90’s and low temperatures occasionally reaching single digits Fahrenheit but not often going below. Burke Lake Park, which is not attached to a CDP (census designated place) features a golf course as well as a heavily wooded area which surrounds the body of water known as Burke Lake. There are two public libraries found within Burke. In 1903 the post office underwent a name change. The old name of Burke Station was shortened to simply Burke. 241 acres in the area were bought to build a racetrack for horses as well as a pony trotting area.
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Attempted Burglary in Burke Home
BURKE, VA—Fairfax County Police have arrested a man that got caught attempting a break in at a Burke home Friday. Around 09:32 a.m., a resident in the 7300 block of Gist Court noticed the man prying open a window in her home. He fled when she yelled about calling police. Officers located the suspect and arrested him. John Dudash, 49, of Springfield was charged with attempted burglary. Police are searching for additional suspects in another burglary and larcenies in the West Springfield Police District: Read more hereWhile it is unfortunate that an attempted burglary occurred in a Burke home, I commend the resident for scaring off the burglar and notifying the police right away. Such constant vigilance is necessary and helps the community as a whole. I hope that by releasing the details of the attempted burglary, the police are able to track down the suspect and put him away for a while. I would hope that all individuals in the area make sure that they properly secure their homes in order to ensure their safety, and to prevent themselves and their possessions from becoming a tempting target for burglars. I am happy to hear that the resident of this home was able to safely diffuse this situation without any negative repercussions.
National Firearms Museum
The National Firearms Museum is located at 11250 Waples Mill Road in Fairfax VA. The museum is approximately 15,000 square feet, displaying roughly 2,500 guns for the public to view and learn. Funding for the museum is partially provided by the National Rifle Association of America (NRA), a 501(c)3 corporation. The museum was originally established in 1935 at the old NRA headquarters in Washington DC. It was later moved to its current location in 1998. The museum showcases seven centuries of firearms. A fun fact of the museum is that guns owned by Presidents John F. Kenney, Ronald Reagan, Theodore Roosevelt, and Dwight Eisenhower are on display.
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15 min (7.8 miles)
via VA-620 E/Braddock Rd
Fastest route, the usual traffic
NRA National Firearms Museum
11250 Waples Mill Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA
Head south on VA-665/Waples Mill Rd toward Fairfax Ridge Rd
Continue to follow Waples Mill Rd
Continue onto Shirley Gate Rd/State Hwy 655
Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto VA-620 E/Braddock Rd
Pass by Wendy's (on the right in 1.8 mi)
Turn right onto Rolling Rd
Turn right onto Cotswold Dr
Turn right onto Fern Park Dr
Destination will be on the left
9006 Fern Park Dr Ste A, Burke, VA 22015, USA