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).
Sunday, March 30, 2 – 4 pm Victorian American Girls Tea
Children’s tea and etiquette lesson, featuring American Girls Doll Samantha. Children will make a craft to take home, and learn about Victorian etiquette and tea customs. Bring your Samantha doll if you have one! $12 per child, $5 per adult chaperone. Reservations required. Space is limited. Call the museum assistant at 703-548-1789 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit our Online Shop to purchase tickets through our secure website!
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, APRIL 18-20
15th ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT!!!
The Lee-Fendall House 15th Annual Easter Egg Hunt returns to Alexandria on April 18-20. Once again, we have made special arrangements with the Easter Bunny to fill our garden with hundreds of colorful toy-filled Easter eggs! Other activities include grafts, games, refreshments, and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Be sure to reserve your spot early – sessions will sell out quickly! For information, Click 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!
Chimney Stabilization Effort – Urgent!
What it is: The chimney along the servants’ wing of the house is in urgent need of stabilization. Leaning and cracked, it must be stabilized to prevent further damage to the chimney, or risk collapse into the house.
With your help, we can bring awareness to our urgent need!