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).
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.
SATURDAY, APRIL 26
ALEXANDRIA HISTORIC GARDEN WEEK TOUR
The Lee-Fendall House is featured in the Garden Club of Virginia’s Historic Garden Week Tour of Alexandria on April 26. For tickets and information, Click Here.
SUNDAY, MAY 4
“LIGHT HORSE HARRY” LEE LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING
Historian and author John Beakes will speak on the military career of Colonel Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee during the American Revolution at a lecture at the Lee-Fendall House Museum on Sunday, May 4, at 3:00 PM. Lee, a cavalryman handpicked by George Washington, was never one to back away from danger, leading daring raids and brilliant exploits. Copies of Mr. Beakes’ book, “Light Horse Harry” Lee in the War for Independence, will be available for sale. A wine and cheese reception will follow the lecture. Advance tickets are available for purchase through our Online Store. Tickets purchased in advance are $10 per person, tickets the day of the program will be $12 per person.
Tickets for members of the Friends of Lee-Fendall House Museum are $7; members should call 703-548-1789 to purchase tickets.
Advance ticket purchases are recommended; our lecture programs usually sell out!
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2014 (Saturdays), 10 AM-4 PM — Attics & Alleyways Tours
Old Town museums are doing it again! “Attics and Alleys” walking tour returns for a second year!
What mysteries lie behind closed doors or in the attics of Alexandria’s historic sites? 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. For more information, Click Here.
For information and tickets, please contact Gadsby’s Tavern Museum at 703.746.4242. Tickets for this event can also be purchased at their online shop. Reservations are required.
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!