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.
Spring2ACTion Happy Hour at The Light Horse: Thursday, April 19, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Drop in and show your support for the Lee-Fendall House Museum while enjoying drinks at The Light Horse, 715 King St., Alexandria, VA. Meet other people who care about preserving local history and learn about the important preservation project we are fundraising for as part of Spring2ACTion, Alexandria’s Giving Day, on April 25.
Donate to our Spring2ACTion campaign here!
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.
MOTHER’S DAY TOURS: Sunday, May 13 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Mothers and grandmothers receive free admission to the Lee-Fendall House Museum in honor of Mother’s Day. Take a guided tour of the home and afterwards enjoy light refreshments in our beautiful garden. Celebrate the women in your life with a visit to the Lee-Fendall House Museum!
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.
“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.