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.
TRIVIA NIGHTS AT HISTORIC SITES: Friday, June 15 & 29, July 13 & 27, August 10 & 24 at 7:00 PM
Staff members at Carlyle House Historic Park and Lee-Fendall House Museum have combined their random nerd knowledge to create bi-weekly trivia nights in the beautiful gardens located at Lee-Fendall House. Test your knowledge on all things from pop culture to history!
Trivia nights are $5 a person which includes 1 drink ticket. Additional drinks can be bought at our cash bar. Teams may have up to 6 members on them. Registration slots are first come, first served, so we recommend paying ahead of time to save your spot. Trivia will take place rain or shine. The Monday before trivia night tune in to our social media pages for that week’s theme. Ages 21 and over only.
Trivia nights will start on June 15 and take place every other Friday at 7pm from June-August (June 15 & 29, July 13 & 27, August 10 & 24). Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite.
UNDER THE SAME ROOF: ENSLAVED AND FREE SERVANTS AT THE LEE-FENDALL HOUSE: Saturday, August 25 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 that are normally closed to the public. Space is limited so advance tickets are recommended. Tickets are available through Eventbrite and are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Members of Lee-Fendall House are FREE.
“BEYOND THE BATTLEFIELD” – A Civil War Walking Tour: Saturdays, September 8 and October 20 at 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!
PROHIBITION IN ALEXANDRIA: A WALKING TOUR: Saturdays, September 15 and October 13 at 10:00 AM
Discover the forgotten stories of teetotallers and bootleggers on this walking tour of Prohibition-era Alexandria. Learn about the dramatic campaign to ban alcohol in Virginia which threatened the long tradition of alcohol production and sale in Alexandria. The tour begins at the Lee-Fendall House, home to one of the city’s most prominent liquor dealers prior to Prohibition. Tickets are $10 in advance through Eventbrite and $15 the day of the tour. Members of the Lee-Fendall House are free. The tour lasts approximately an hour and a half.
“THE GENERAL’S TOUR” – Robert E. Lee in Alexandria: Saturdays, September 22 and November 10 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. Tours will last approximately 90 minutes. Tickets are available through Eventbrite in advance for $10, 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: Saturdays, August 25 at 1:00 PM and October 13, 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!
“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 click here or schedule a rental tour with one of our staff members by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 703-548-1789.