Visitor Information

The Lee Fendall HouseThe Lee-Fendall House Museum and Garden is located in the heart of the Historic District of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. The large white clapboard house is situated on historic Lee Corner, at the junction of North Washington and Oronoco Streets, in the neighborhood of several former Lee family homes of the 18th and 19th centuries.


HOURS OF OPERATION

Wednesday through Saturday — 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tours are offered at the top of each hour. The final tour of the day begins at 3 p.m. The house is accessible only by guided tour except during certain special events.

We are occasionally closed during posted museum hours for private functions. Please check our Events page for our calendar of events and rentals to help you plan your visit.  We are occasionally unable to offer our regularly scheduled tours due to meetings or pre-arranged tour reservations, or due to illness and other unforeseen circumstances.  Visitors are encouraged to call ahead to confirm that the museum is open.

The Garden is open to the public during the museum’s normal hours. It may be visited without purchasing a ticket. Please enter through the gate on either Washington or Oronoco Streets.

ADMISSION
$5 for adults
$3 for students ages 5 to 17
Children under age 5 are admitted at no charge

Getting Here

We are within walking distance of Metro and are served by several bus lines. Closest Metro station is: Braddock Road Metro station (0.7 miles).

Click here for driving directions to the site.

DASH / Metro bus routes that serve our location from Braddock Road Metro station: 10A or 10B, 9A, and At8. There is a bus stop at Washington and Oronoco Streets for the 10A/10B Northbound toward Pentagon, the 9A and the At8; and Washington and Princess Streets for the 10A/10B Southbound toward Hunting Point. Click here for the 10A/10B schedule and here for the 9A schedule.

 

Group Tours

Private tours are available for groups of ten or more. Educational tours for school and youth groups are also available. Advance reservations are required for all group tours. We ask that reservation requests be made at least two weeks prior to the tour date.  Payment in advance is required for groups of more than 10 people. Payment must be received at least one week prior to the tour date; your reservation will not be complete until payment is received. Discounts are offered for groups of more than 20 people. Please call 703-548-1789 or email contact@leefendallhouse.org for more information.

Scout Tours

The Lee-Fendall House does special programs for Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops on request. If you would like to know more about our offerings, please contact us for more information.

We also offer a 2-hour tour, tea, and Victorian etiquette program for Girl Scouts of all levels. The fee is $15 per Scout, and $5 per adult chaperone. Minimum group size is 8 scouts; we can accommodate up to 20 scouts. PLEASE NOTE: One adult chaperone per 5 children is REQUIRED. These sessions can be scheduled during the museum’s hours of operation on Saturdays and Sundays only. Patches are available for purchase in our gift shop.
Reservations are required. For more information, please call us at 703-548-1789 or email the museum assistant at: contact@leefendallhouse.org.

NEW!!!  Downton Abbey Teas

The Lee-Fendall House is now offering special “Downton Abbey” themed teas.  The current owner of Highclere Castle – the real world castle where the popular television program “Downton Abbey” is filmed – is a direct descendant of the original owner of the Lee-Fendall House, Philip Fendall.  The program includes a traditional tea and a special private tour of the house comparing the people and places of Downton Abbey with those of the Lee-Fendall House.  The tour includes the servants’ wing, kitchen area with its service bells, and other areas not regularly open to the public.  The Lee-Fendall House does Downton Abbey tea programs for small groups (25 people or less, minimum group size 5) on request.

The Downton Abbey tea is a great event for those looking to socialize with tea and light snacks in a historic environment while learning more about this popular television program.  The tour and tea program lasts from 2-3 hours, but can be adjusted to fit your schedule.  The fee is $50 per person.

For more information, please contact us at contact@leefendallhouse.org or 703-548-1789.

Traditional teas and Tea Tastings

Traditional teas without the Downton Abbey tour are also available.  The fee is $35 per person. If you wish to include a tour of the property, that is an additional $5 per person.

Tea tastings are an educational event, where 6 different teas are tested by the group. A discussion of the different varieties of tea available, as well as tasting notes, are included. The teas tasted can be customized to the group and either include a range (black, oolong, green, white, herbal) or focus on one particular type. The tea tasting fee is $45 per person.

Both events last between 1.5 and 2 hours. If you would like to obtain more information or schedule a Downton Abbey tea event, please contact us.

We also offer a 2-hour tour, tea, and Victorian etiquette program for Girl Scouts of all levels. The fee is $15 per participant (one adult chaperone per 10 scouts admitted free).  Minimum group size is 5 scouts; we can accommodate up to 20 scouts. These sessions can be scheduled during the museum’s hours of operation on Saturdays and Sundays only. Reservations are required. For more information, please call us at 703-548-1789.