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The Lee-Fendall House, located in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, is a showcase of American history. Since its construction in 1785, the house has served as home to thirty-seven members of the Lee family (1785-1903), hundreds of convalescing Union soldiers during the American Civil War (1863-1865), Alexandria’s locally prominent Downham family (1903-1937), and one of our nation’s most controversial and significant 20th century labor leaders, John L. Lewis (1937-1969).

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Stories in the Architecture
Saturday, January 27 at 2:00 PM

The way a home is built and changed reveals a lot about the people who lived there. Delve into the details of the Lee-Fendall House and discover the history of the property through its architecture on this special tour. This tour will include parts of the house not normally open to the public. Space is limited so advance tickets are recommended.

Tickets are $8 in advance, $12 at the door, members of Lee-Fendall House are FREE.

 

 

Alexandria Wedding Showcase
Sunday, February 18 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at The Westin Alexandria

The Lee-Fendall House will be an exhibitor at the 2018 Alexandria Wedding Showcase at The Westin Alexandria. Stop by our table to learn more about renting this beautiful, historic property for your special day! More information and tickets to the showcase can be found at http://www.alxweddingshowcase.com/
 

 

 

 

Under the Same Roof: Enslaved and Free Servants at the Lee-Fendall House
Saturday, February 24 at 2:00 PM

Explore the Lee-Fendall House from the perspectives of the enslaved and free African Americans who lived and worked in the home as domestic servants, both before and after the Civil War. This tour will include parts of the house not normally open to the public. Space is limited so advance tickets are recommended.

Tickets are $8 in advance, $12 at the door, members of Lee-Fendall House are FREE.

 

 

EXHIBITS

“John L. Lewis: Public Figure, Private Man”
Ongoing

This exhibit explores the life and legacy of John L. Lewis, one of America’s most powerful and innovative labor leaders and the long-serving president of the United Mine Workers of America. Lewis lived in the Lee-Fendall House from 1937 until 1969, during the height of his career in the labor movement. Exhibit is free with museum admission.
 

 

 

 

 

Lee-Fendall House Listed as a 2018 TOP WEDDING VENDOR

Virginia Living magazine has identified the Lee-Fendall House once again as one of Virginia’s top wedding vendors for 2018. Virginia Living’s editors reviewed thousands of vendors in over 30 categories, and selected only those who are recognized for consistently delivering the highest quality products and customer service. See Virginia Living’s current weddings issue on newsstands now! For more information about reserving our property for your wedding or event or to schedule a rental tour with one of our staff members, click here.

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

BECOME A MEMBER and support Lee-Fendall House Museum!

Did you know we receive no public funding or tax revenue? It is only through YOUR generous donations that we can keep our doors open and put on events, education programs, and exhibits. Becoming a Member of Lee-Fendall House or renewing your membership is the perfect way to support our small museum! There are many levels of membership: Individual ($50), Family (good for up to 4 people, $75), Contributor ($100), Supporter ($225), and Patron ($500). Members enjoy free admission to the museum for a year (with membership card), discounts in our gift shop, special pricing on events, advance notice on events and programs, and more!
This year we are expanding and improving our membership program, so this is the perfect time to either renew or join for the first time!