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.


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Under the Same Roof: Enslaved and Free Servants at the Lee-Fendall House
Saturday, January 26 and February 23 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 acclaimed tour presents a fuller story of the many people who shaped this house over its long history.
Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door, members of Lee-Fendall House are FREE.

Stories in the Architecture
Saturday, January 12 and February 9 at 2:00 PM

Venture behind the scenes, from the basement to the attic, and explore the history of the Lee-Fendall House through its architecture. Changes in style and home technology have all left their mark on the home, from when it was built in 1785 through its continued use as a home in the twentieth century. This tour will include parts of the house that are not regularly 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.





“The Golden Age of Toys, 1870 – 1920”
December 1 – January 6

This special holiday exhibit showcases toys and games from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Featuring objects from the Lee-Fendall House collection, learn how toys and gift-giving changed the Christmas holiday during this era. Highlights include a large 1890 dollhouse, a Kestner doll, and a Flexible Flyer® sled.




“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.






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 (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!






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 contact@leefendallhouse.org or calling 703-548-1789.