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).
Lee-Fendall House Listed as a 2015 TOP WEDDING VENDOR
Virginia Living magazine has identified the Lee-Fendall House as one of Virginia’s top wedding vendors for 2015. 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 issue on newsstands now!
LEE-FENDALL HOUSE is a BLUE STAR MUSEUM!
Lee-Fendall House is participating in the Blue Star Museums program again for 2015! This summer, active-duty military personnel and their families have free admission to the house from Memorial Day through Labor Day. For more information on the Blue Star Museums Program CLICK HERE.
EVERY SATURDAY IN MAY – “ATTICS & ALLEYS” TOUR
Attics and Alleys is a three-hour walking tour featuring the rarely seen spaces of four sites—the Lee-Fendall House, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, and Carlyle House—revealing the remnants of stories otherwise hidden. This behind-the-scenes access is in honor of National Preservation Month, and tickets are limited and reservations are required. Tours will be offered every Saturday in May beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending around noon. Tickets are $35 per person. Tour includes stairs, access to confined spaces, and walking over many city blocks, including through alleys. Walking shoes required. Tour hosted rain or shine. Tickets available from the Department of Historic Alexandria.
LAFAYETTE in ALEXANDRIA, May 31, 1-5 PM
On May 31, the Lee-Fendall House will join Alexandria’s other historic sites in commemorating the role played by the Marquis de Lafayette in the Revolutionary War. Learn about the role played by Philip Fendall in crafting the French-American alliance, of French supplies used by Colonel “Light Horse Harry” Lee’s Lee Legion, and Lafayette’s visit to Lee Corner in 1824. Family activities in our garden! Admission is FREE.
“the lees of alexandria during the war of 1812″
A new exhibit on the experiences of the Lee family in Alexandria during the War of 1812, “Their Fates Intertwined: The Lees of Alexandria in the War of 1812” examines the contributions of Alexandria’s citizens during the conflict that led to the writing of our national anthem through the lives of this iconic Virginia family.
TELEWORX JOINS LEE-FENDALL AS CORPORATE SPONSOR
The Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden is the recipient of a $3,000 donation from the TeleworX Corporation of Reston, Virginia. TeleworX is the museum’s first corporate sponsor under a new donor campaign launched this year.
We are pleased to have TeleworX as a partner in our mission to inform tourists and local residents about the importance of our local history. Funding is always a challenge for small non-profits like ours, making partners like TeleworX a valuable resource.
TeleworX provides engineering consulting services and innovative software to the global telecommunications community, helping clients design, analyze, and evaluate their networks, both wireless and wired. This expertise had led the company to play major roles in the deployment of some of the first wireless networks in the United States and Europe. To this day, the TeleworX team remains at the forefront of technology innovation and supports major operators throughout the United States, Europe and Latin America. Learn more about TeleworX by Clicking Here.
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!