Halloween Pumpkin Hunt

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We have received many inquiries about how the weather will affect this year’s Pumpkin Hunt program.  Many inquiries have expressed the hope that the program will be held even in the event of rain.


The current weather forecast is calling for at least an inch of rain to fall Friday through Saturday, with a significant chance for light rain or showers throughout Saturday.  Under these conditions, it is a certainty that the Lee-Fendall House garden will be wet and muddy.


Although we stage some of the event’s activities indoors, the museum does not have the capacity for all of the children and adults attending each program time to be indoors at once.  Due to space limitations, the pumpkin hunt portion of the program and the costume contest cannot be held indoors.


Due to these conditions, anyone who has purchased advance tickets who chooses not to attend the program will be issued a full refund.  You do not need to contact the museum beforehand.  Any name that does not check in during the program time will be refunded.


For attendees who plan to attend regardless of weather conditions, please note the following:


  • Please dress your families appropriately for the weather. You should expect to spend 5-10 minutes outdoors in line before the program starts, plus another 15 minutes as we check everyone in.
  • The pumpkin hunt portion of the program will be held outdoors.
  • The costume contest will be held outdoors.
  • Although some activities are staged inside, the museum does not have the capacity for all attendees to be inside at the same time.
  • There is not space inside the museum to accommodate strollers. All strollers will need to be parked outside.


pumpkins 3The Lee-Fendall House will host its 5th Annual Halloween Pumpkin Hunt on October 27!  Alexandria’s ghosts and goblins will fill our garden with hundreds of colorful toy-filled pumpkins for local children to discover!  Costumes encouraged!

Other activities include:

  • Crafts to take home
  • Sticker station
  • Temporary tattoos
  • Refreshments
  • Spooky stories
  • Costume parade with prizes
  • EVERY participating child will receive a toy pumpkin!

Also, ONE pumpkin in each of our pumpkin hunt sessions will have a certificate for a special prize hidden inside!

All children of elementary school age or younger are eligible to participate in the Pumpkin Hunt.  Older children and adults are welcome to enjoy all of our other activities.

Trick or treaters on the porch

2018 Pumpkin Hunt Schedule:

Saturday, October 27:  10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM

To make your family’s reservation for this year’s Halloween Pumpkin Hunt, follow the links below to purchase tickets on Eventbrite. Payment in advance is required for all reservations.

This program is very popular, and many of our program times have sold out in the past.  Due to space limitations, we limit the number of children who can participate in each program.  We strongly recommend that you purchase tickets in advance to be able to gain admittance to the program date and time that you prefer.  We cannot guarantee admission to any of our Pumpkin Hunt programs to anyone who has not purchased tickets in advance.  Full payment is required in advance for all tickets.





advance ticket prices

Children (age 1-18):  $15.00 general public/ $10.00 Friends of Lee-Fendall House

Adults (age 19+):        $5.00 general public/ FREE Friends of Lee-Fendall House (Family Membership and above)

Friends of the Lee-Fendall House should make reservations by calling (703) 548-1789.  To become a Member, click here.

Ticket prices will increase to $20.00 per child and $10.00 per adult at the gate.

Limit of 4 adult tickets per child participating in the Halloween Pumpkin Hunt.

All children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult.

Infants under 1 year of age are admitted free with advance ticket.  AN ADVANCE INFANT TICKET IS REQUIRED FOR FREE INFANT ADMISSION.

Ticket prices increase to $20 for children and $10 for adults after Advance Ticket sales have closed!  Buy early!

Due to the large response to our free infant admission rate during advance ticket sales, we will not be able to offer free admission at the gate to infants with families that have not purchased tickets in advance.  Infants with families that have not purchased advance tickets will be charged the full child rate.

Friends of the Lee-Fendall House should make reservations by calling (703) 548-1789.  To become a Member, Click Here.

Physical tickets will not be mailed; purchasers will be placed on a reservation list and checked off at the start of the event.

Tickets are nontransferable and nonrefundable.

Cancellation Policy:

The Lee-Fendall House Museum will make the sole determination to cancel a program in the event of severe inclement weather.  Cancellation notices will be posted on the museum’s website, Facebook, and Twitter accounts.

In the event of severe inclement weather during a particular program, tickets will be refunded within 30 days.

Refunds will be offered only if the hunt is cancelled.  Tickets are not transferrable.




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