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.

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: nforonda@leefendallhouse.org.

Group Teas

The Lee-Fendall House does special tea programs for small groups (under 20 people, minimum group size 5) on request.

Two types of tea events are available: a traditional tea or a tea tasting.

The traditional tea is a great event for those looking to socialize with tea and light snacks in a historic environment. The fee is $40 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 private 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.