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).
Lee-Fendall House Listed as a 2017 TOP WEDDING VENDOR
Virginia Living magazine has identified the Lee-Fendall House again as one of Virginia’s top wedding vendors for 2017. 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.
Under the Same Roof – Enslaved and Free Servants at the Lee-Fendall House: Saturday, August 26, 2:00 PM
The Lee-Fendall House will offer “Under the Same Roof,” a guided house tour on Saturday, August 26. The tour will begin at 2:00 PM at the Lee-Fendall House at 614 Oronoco Street. This tour will explore the Lee-Fendall House from the perspective of the people who lived and worked in the house as domestic servants both before and after the Civil War. The tour will last approximately one hour and will feature areas of the house not normally open to public view. Tickets are $8 in advance through Eventbrite, or $10 the day of the tour. FREE for Members!
EXHIBIT OPENING – Saturday, September 9
“John L. Lewis: Public Figure, Private Man”
Join us on September 9 for the opening of our new exhibit which explores the life and legacy of John L. Lewis, one of America’s most powerful and controversial labor leaders. Lewis lived in the Lee-Fendall House from 1937 until 1969, during the height of his career in the labor movement. On September 9, we will be offering curator-led tours at 10 AM and 2 PM. Tours are free with museum admission.
Bourbon in the Basement: Saturday, September 23, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Join us at the Lee-Fendall House for our annual fundraiser. This year we are celebrating the house’s Prohibition history and raising money to preserve our historic foundations. Enjoy 1920s drinks and jazz music, win great prizes in our silent auction, and celebrate Alexandria’s past. Attire is creative cocktail, with 1920s period clothing encouraged. Tickets are $50 for general admission, which opens at 7 PM, or join us at 6 PM for a VIP reception in the basement! Current Lee-Fendall House Museum Members may purchase VIP tickets for the price of general admission. All guests must be 21 years or older to attend. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite.
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!