THE LEE-FENDALL HOUSE WILL BE CLOSED TO TOURS ON SATURDAY, MAY 19, DUE TO A SPECIAL EVENT
The Lee-Fendall House Museum interprets two hundred years of American history through the changing lives and fortunes of the people who lived and worked in the house from 1785 to 1969. Through tours, special programs, and exhibits we discover our shared history as a community and as a nation. Join us.
ATTICS & ALLEYS: Saturdays, May 5, 12, 19, and 26 at 9:00 AM
The curious are invited to visit rarely seen spaces at four of Alexandria’s historic sites on this special three-hour walking tour of the Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, and Carlyle House Historic Park. Tour highlights include hidden architectural fragments, historic graffiti, and the alleys that connect the oldest part of the city. Tour begins promptly at 9:00 AM at Lee-Fendall House, 614 Oronoco Street; tour ends at Carlyle House by Market Square parking garage around 11:30 AM. The tour includes walking many city blocks, climbing narrow stairs, and accessing confined spaces. Walking shoes required. Bottled water suggested.
Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online at shop.alexandriava.gov
ROYAL WEDDING GARDEN PARTY: Saturday, May 19, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at our Royal Wedding Garden Party! Watch the wedding coverage and enjoy traditional British food & drinks, lawn games, contests, and plenty of photo opportunities in the beautiful Lee-Fendall House garden. Don’t forget to wear your best hat!
Space is limited so we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance. Tickets are $15 for young adults (ages 15-21) and $20 for adults (ages 21+, includes one drink ticket).
“UNDER THE SAME ROOF: ENSLAVED AND FREE SERVANTS AT THE LEE-FENDALL HOUSE”: Saturday, May 26 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, $10 at the door, members of Lee-Fendall House are FREE.
THE GENERAL’S TOUR – Robert E. Lee in Alexandria: Saturday, June 9 at 10:00 AM
This guided walking tour of Robert E. Lee sites in Alexandria’s Historic Old Town will address the complicated legacy of the Confederate general’s life in Alexandria, his hometown from the age of five. The tour will last approximately 90 minutes. Tickets are available in advance for $10 through Eventbrite, or for $15 at the door. Tour space is limited, so the purchase of tickets in advance is highly recommended. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and bring water. FREE for members!
THE WAR OF 1812 IN ALEXANDRIA – A Walking Tour: Saturday, July 14, 10:00 AM
A guided walking tour of people and places in Old Town associated with the War of 1812. The tour will last approximately 90 minutes. Tickets are available in advance for $10 through Eventbrite, or for $15 at the door. Tour space is limited, so the purchase of tickets in advance is highly recommended. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and bring water. FREE for members!
“BEYOND THE BATTLEFIELD” – A Civil War Walking Tour: Saturday, July 28, 10:00 AM
The Lee-Fendall House will offer “Beyond the Battlefield,” a guided walking tour of Civil War sites in Historic Old Town on Saturday, March 24. The tour will begin at 10:00 AM outside the Lee-Fendall House at 614 Oronoco Street. Participants will see locations and stories associated with soldiers, citizens, and the enslaved, including the occupation of Alexandria and emancipation. The tour will last approximately 2.0 hours and the tour route is approximately 1.75 miles. Tickets are $15.00 in advance through Eventbrite, or $20.00 the day of the program. Tour space is limited, so the purchase of tickets in advance is highly recommended. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and bring water. FREE for members!
“John L. Lewis: Public Figure, Private Man”
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. Exhibit is free with museum admission.
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!
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.