Group Tours & Public Programs

 

For a list of our current upcoming programs, please visit our Calendar of Events.

In addition to its regular historic tours of the house and grounds, the Lee-Fendall House offers a variety of specialty tours, walking tours, teas, school programs, and special events.  These programs are available to private groups by reservation.

To reserve a program, please fill out the Program Reservation Form below.   Advance reservations are required for all group programs.  We ask that reservations be made at least two weeks prior to the requested program date.  A deposit is required for us to book your reservation.  Full payment is required at least two weeks in advance of the program date.

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GROUP TOURS

DSC_0070Private tours of the museum are available for groups including five adults or more.  Advance reservations are required for all group tours.  We ask that reservations be made at least two weeks prior to the requested tour date.  A deposit is required for us to book your reservation.  Full payment is required at least two weeks in advance of the program date.  Discounts are available for groups of 20 or more.  Please call (703) 548-1789 or email contact@leefendallhouse.org for more information.  The fee for a house tour is $5 per person.

The museum offers the following specialty tours in addition to its regular historic tour of the house and grounds:

 

DOWNTON ABBEY TOUR: This tour highlights the surprising connections dttourbetween people and places within the world of the television series and those of the Lee-Fendall House.  The tour will feature areas of the house not normally open to public view.  Fee: $10 per person.

 

 

 

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS (coming soon)

Parking information for bus and motorcoach groups is available on our Visitor Information page.

 

WALKING TOURS

The Lee-Fendall House offers a variety of walking tours of the historic Old Town area.  Minimum group size is 10 people.  Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and bring bottled water.

Advance reservations are required for all walking tours.  We ask that reservations be made at least two weeks prior to the requested tour date.  A deposit is required for us to book your reservation.  Full payment is required at least two weeks in advance of the program date.  Please call (703) 548-1789 or email contact@leefendallhouse.org for more information.

 


THE GENERAL’S TOUR – Robert E. Lee in Alexandria:  
This tour highlights Robert_Edward_Lee (1)locations and stories associated with the Confederate general’s life in Alexandria, his home town from the age of five and residence of his “earliest and oldest friends.”  Tour length is 90 minutes; route is approximately 1.25 miles.  Fee: $10 per person.

 

 

“BEYOND THE BATTLEFIELD” – Civil War Alexandria:  This tour tells the stories Lee-Fendall Houseof soldiers, citizens, and the enslaved during the Civil War, including the occupation of Alexandria and emancipation.  Stops on the tour will include locations featured in the PBS drama, “Mercy Street.”  The tour lasts approximately 2 hours over a 1.5 mile route.  Fee: $15 per person.

 

 

“THEIR FATES INTERTWINED” – The Lee Family in Alexandria and the War of 1812:  burning washingtonThis walking tour showcases Alexandria’s role during the War of 1812
through the experiences of members of the Lee family.  Tour length is 90 minutes; route is approximately 1.25 miles.  Fee: $10 per person.

 

 

 

LEE FAMILY HOMES OF ALEXANDRIA (under development)

 

TEAS

DSC_0012The museum offers traditional Victorian teas by request for groups of up to 25 people.  Minimum group size is 5 people.  These teas are a great for those looking to socialize with beverages and light refreshments in a historic environment.  The fee is $35 per person; a tour of the property may be included for an additional $5 per person.

 

 

When requesting a tea program, please have several alternate dates in minDSC_0026d to ensure that our caterer is available.  The Lee-Fendall House is pleased to partner with Calling Card Events for catering all of its tea programs.  Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies in your party.

We ask that reservations be made at least two weeks prior to the requested program date.  A deposit is required for us to book your reservation.  Final payment is required at least two weeks in advance of the program date.

 

 

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Downtonabbey3DOWNTON ABBEY TEAS

The Lee-Fendall House offers special “Downton Abbey” themed teas!  Why?  The owner of Highclere Castle – the real world castle where “Downton Abbey” is filmed – is a direct descendent of the original owner of the Lee-Fendall House, Philip Fendall!  Learn more about this and other connections between Lee-Fendall House and “Downton” with this popular tea and house tour combo.  The tea and tour program lasts from 2-3 hours, but may be adjusted to fit your schedule.  The fee is $50 per person.

 

GIRL SCOUT TEAS

We also offer a 2 hour tour, tea and etiquette program on the Victorian era for Girl Scouts of all levels.  The fee is $15 per Scout, and $10 per adult chaperone.  Minimum group size is 8 scouts; we can accommodate up to 20.  PLEASE NOTE: One adult chaperone per 5 scouts under middle school age is required; older girls require one chaperone per 10 scouts.

Scout Teas may be scheduled during the museum’s weekend hours of operation only.  Scout patches are available for purchase in our gift shop.

 

 

SCHOOL PROGRAMS

The Lee-Fendall House offers educational tours on daily life in the Victorian era for school groups of all grades.  Additional programs are under development.  When making your reservation, let us know what your students are studying – we may be able to tailor our tour to your group!

Advance reservations are required for all school tours.  We ask that reservations be made at least two weeks prior to the requested tour date.  A deposit is required for us to book your reservation.  Full payment is required at least two weeks in advance of the program date.  The rate is $3 per student or adult chaperone; bus drivers and one adult per 10 students are admitted free.  Please call (703) 548-1789 or email contact@leefendallhouse.org for more information.

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Parking information for bus and motorcoach groups is available on our Visitor Information page.