The Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden interprets American history through the experiences of those 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.
Spring2ACTion on March 27 – April 10!
Support Lee-Fendall House on Wednesday, April 10 as we participate in Alexandria’s annual day of giving! The Lee-Fendall House needs your help in bringing our shared history to life through our tours, special events, and educational programs.
Exhibit Opening Reception
“The New Woman: Life in Progressive Era Alexandria, 1890-1920”: Thursday, March 28 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Join us as we celebrate the opening of our newest exhibit, “The New Woman: Life in Progressive Era Alexandria, 1890-1920.”
Learn about the lives of the women who called Lee-Fendall House home during this time of momentous change, how their stories reflected larger events, and how these stories are still relevant today.
The reception is free and open to the public but please RSVP at our Eventbrite page. A cash bar will be available.
Hands-on History Day: Saturday, March 30 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Bring the whole family to the museum for this open house designed to help children have fun while connecting with history! Touch the past and discover how things like houses, food, clothing, and toys have changed over time.
Stop by any time between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM on Saturday, March 30. Tickets are $2 for children (ages 2-12) and $4 for adults, infants (under 2) are free. Advance tickets are encouraged but not required.
The Generals’ Tour – Robert E. Lee in Alexandria: Saturday April 27, June 8 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, 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 New Woman: Life in Progressive Era Alexandria, 1890-1920”
March 28 – November 24, 2019
The years 1890 to 1920 were a time of great change for women, both politically and socially. This exhibit will explore the lives of three Alexandria women who were connected to the Lee-Fendall House during this period. Drawing on original photographs and archival materials as well as period objects, the exhibit will explore changes in education, work, politics, fashion, and athletics. Entrance to the exhibit is free with admission.
“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. Entrance to the exhibit is free with museum admission.
Junior League of Washington Fall 2018 Volunteers
The Junior League of Washington (JLW) provides service volunteers annually to assist the Lee-Fendall House and other local museums with operations and special events. The Lee-Fendall House welcomes its fall 2018 volunteers: Laura Lieberman, Gabrielle Kaufman, and Maryam Hatcher. Thank you, JLW, for continuing this great partnership!
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!
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.