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The Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden interprets American history through the experiences of the people who lived and worked on the property from 1785 to 1969. Through tours, special programs, and exhibits we discover our shared history as a community and as a nation. Join us.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Alexandria Rocks! A Walking Tour, Saturday, February 22 at 10:00 AM

This guided walking tour highlights the intersection of history and geology in Old Town Alexandria. Explore the Fendall family’s involvement in the stone industry and learn about the experiences of local quarry workers as the city developed. During the tour, you’ll view and get hands-on with rocks at some the city’s most popular sites!

Tickets are $10 per person, members of the Lee-Fendall House are free. Members should email (contact@leefendallhouse.org) or call (703-548-1789) to reserve their spot.

Prohibition in Washington D.C. – Book Talk with Garrett Peck, Saturday, March 21 at 7:00 PM

Author Garrett Peck will discuss the colorful history of Prohibition in our nation’s capital with stories of bootleggers, speakeasies, and jazz. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the talk.

Tickets are $5, members of the Lee-Fendall House are free. Members should email (contact@leefendallhouse.org) or call (703-548-1789) to reserve their spot.

The Women of Lee-Fendall House, Saturday, March 28 at 2:00 PM

Join us as we trace the experiences of the women who have shaped the Lee-Fendall House over the centuries. Beginning in 1791 with Mary Lee Fendall, the tour will culminate in the story of the women who fought to save the house from development in the 1970s.

Tickets are $10, members of the Lee-Fendall House are free. Members should email (contact@leefendallhouse.org) or call (703-548-1789) to reserve their spot.

Under the Same Roof: Enslaved and Free Servants at the Lee-Fendall House, Sunday, April 5 at 2:00 PM

Explore the Lee-Fendall House through the stories 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 presents a fuller story of the many people who shaped this house over the course of its history.

Tickets are $10, members of Lee-Fendall House are free. Members should email (contact@leefendallhouse.org) or call (703-548-1789) to reserve their spot. Space is limited so advance tickets are recommended. 

EXHIBITS

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

Ongoing

This exhibit examines the life and legacy of John L. Lewis, one of America’s most powerful, innovative, and controversial 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. Entrance to the exhibit is free with museum admission.

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: Young Professional ($35), Individual ($50), Family ($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 programs and events, subscription to our quarterly newsletter, 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!

WEDDING RENTALS


Virginia Living
magazine has identified the Lee-Fendall House once again as one of Virginia’s top wedding vendors for 2020. Virginia Living’s editors review thousands of vendors in over 30 categories, and select only those who are recognized for consistently delivering the highest quality products and customer service. For more information about reserving our property for your wedding or event click here or schedule a rental tour with one of our staff members by emailing contact@leefendallhouse.org or calling 703-548-1789.