Vienna, VA

All About Vienna, VA

Settlement in the Vienna area by colonial Americans began in 1740. The first recorded house was built in 1767, named Ayr Hill after Ayr, Scotland. That was the original name of the town until the 1850s. William Hendrick, a doctor, settled in Ayr Hill on the condition of the town being renamed after Vienna, New York, his hometown (which is now Phelps, New York).

In 1861, Vienna was the site of the Battle of Vienna, a relatively minor but notable military engagement in the Civil War. Union Brigadier General Robert C. Schenck’s troops approached Vienna by train but were ambushed into retreat by Colonel Maxcy Gregg’s Confederate forces. At the center of town is the well-preserved Freeman House, the pooling place for the secession vote and a war hospital for both sides. It’s now the site of a museum and gift shop.

In 2001, Vienna was the site of some spy intrigue when Robert Hanssen was arrested for espionage on behalf of the Russian intelligence service (he was previously a KGB agent). He had a Vienna mailing address and used Foxstone Park for dead drops to pass government secrets to his handlers in exchange for cash or diamonds. He was sentenced to multiple life terms in prison.

Just For Your Smile in Vienna, VA

We love serving the people of Vienna, VA and helping them achieve their healthy smile goals. Whether that means essential preventative dentistry through regular cleaning appointments, something more advanced like dental implants, or even cosmetic treatments like veneers to give your smile a pearly white gleam, we look forward to being your partners in lifelong dental health. Check this map if you need directions to our practice, or visit our business page for more information.

If you are unsure whether your situation is considered a dental emergency, do not hesitate to contact us anyway. We quickly diagnose and determine the gravity of the problem and treat you according to your emergency needs promptly. Sometimes life happens, and there are just times when dental care is immediately needed. In these times, an emergency dentist is who you need to call.

See What Vienna Has to Offer

This might be a small town, but we’re only twenty miles from Washington D.C., and there is plenty to see and do in the area. If you love strolling down main streets and visiting the little shops, you’ll love Maple Avenue. Unlike other national parks, Wolf Trap National Park is a great place to enjoy live entertainment! All throughout the year, it’s the scene of many indoor and outdoor musical acts and theatre performances. Don’t miss the Summer Blast-off! A great place to see some beautiful flowers and koi fish is the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens.

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