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Lorton is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

Lorton is the northern Terminus of the Amtrak Auto Train which carries passengers and automobiles between Sanford, Florida and Lorton, Virginia, effectively serving as a car-rail link from the Washington, D.C. Metro Area to Orlando. The station, which opened in 2000, features a large, modern waiting area with high glass walls, a small gift shop, snack bar, and a children's playground. There is one long low level platform designed for Auto Train boarding and 6 vehicle ramps for boarding vehicles onto the 20+ autoracks that are on the Auto Train.

By bus[edit]

Vamoose Bus, a privately owned company, provides daily transportation to/from the Lorton VRE Station parking lot and Penn Station in New York City.

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

Historic landmarks include Gunston Hall, George Mason's Home, Pohick Church with George Washington's box, Belvoir which was George Fairfax's home, and now Fort Belvoir Army Corps of Engineer base and Cranford Church. Woodlawn Plantation and Mt. Vernon, George Washington's Home on the Potomac River lie just to the North.

  • Pohick Bay Regional Park

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre, 10712 Richmond Highway. Phone: (703) 494-6311.

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Gunston Plaza Shopping Center is the largest shopping center in the vicinity. The plaza includes a medical clinic, space for several business offices, grocery, restaurants, gymnasium, a senior citizen's center, and a number of shops and the post office.

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Gennaro's Restaurant, 8170 Silverbrook Road, Phone: 703-690-7901.
  • Hong Kong Cafe, 9441 Lorton Market Street, Phone: (703) 372-1577.
  • IHOP, 7784 Gunston Plaza.
  • Las Colinas Restaurant, 7718 Gunston Plaza, Lorton, Virginia, (703) 339-4484. Outstanding Mexican food.  edit
  • Fireside Grill, 9000 Lorton Station Blvd, Lorton, VA 22079, (703) 372-1923, [1]. Good but pricey food.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Skinifatz Restaurant & Nightclub, 10712 Richmond Highway. Phone: (703) 550-9252.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Boneyard Inn, 5941 Kentia Trail. Phone: (703) 550-9022.
  • Comfort Inn Gunston Corner, 8180 Silverbrook Road. Phone: (703) 643-3100.
  • Hunter Motel & Restaurant, 8100 Loisdale Road. Phone: (703) 339-5400.

Get out[edit]

Routes through Lorton
Washington, D.C. via I-395.pngSpringfield  N noframe S  WoodbridgeRichmond
Washington, D.C.Mount Vernon  N noframe S  WoodbridgeRichmond

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