Calendar of Events

2021 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Details and tickets for upcoming Lee-Fendall House events may be found at our Eventbrite page

JANUARY

JANUARY 16 – Under the Same Roof: Enslaved and Free Servants at the Lee-Fendall House, 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. Hear the stories of how they built and shaped the Lee-Fendall House over the course of its history.

For your safety and for those around you, face masks are required. The tour is limited to 8 participants. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are $10 per person. Members of Lee-Fendall House are free but must call or email to make a reservation (703) 548-1789 or contact@leefendallhouse.org.

JANUARY 30 – Stories in the Architecture, 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.

For your safety and for those around you, face masks are required. The tour is limited to 8 participants. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are $10 per person. Members of Lee-Fendall House are free but must call or email to make a reservation (703) 548-1789 or contact@leefendallhouse.org.

FEBRUARY

FEBRUARY 8 – Museum Mondays, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, & 2:00 PM: Join us for a private educational field trip to the Lee-Fendall House Museum. Each month will highlight a different theme as we explore local history through the experiences of the people who lived and worked at the Lee-Fendall House throughout its history.

On each date, tour sessions will be limited to one family or learning pod at a time and must be reserved in advance. Face masks are required. Recommended for ages 5-12. Student admission is $5 and accompanying adults are $3. Sessions will be offered at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, and 2:00 PM. Contact our Manager of Education, Amanda Roper, with questions at amanda.roper@leefendallhouse.org.

FEBRUARY 13 – Under the Same Roof: Enslaved and Free Servants at the Lee-Fendall House, 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. Hear the stories of how they built and shaped the Lee-Fendall House over the course of its history.

For your safety and for those around you, face masks are required. The tour is limited to 8 participants. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are $10 per person. Members of Lee-Fendall House are free but must call or email to make a reservation (703) 548-1789 or contact@leefendallhouse.org.

FEBRUARY 27 – Stories in the Architecture, 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.

For your safety and for those around you, face masks are required. The tour is limited to 8 participants. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are $10 per person. Members of Lee-Fendall House are free but must call or email to make a reservation (703) 548-1789 or contact@leefendallhouse.org.

MARCH

MARCH 6 – Virtue and Vice: The Women of Lee-Fendall, 2:00 PM: Meet some of the women who lived in the Lee-Fendall House over the years. Learn about their struggles and achievements as women, wives, educators, workers, mothers, performers, and activists. 

For your safety and for those around you, face masks are required. The tour is limited to 8 participants. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are $10 per person. Members of Lee-Fendall House are free but must call or email to make a reservation (703) 548-1789 or contact@leefendallhouse.org.

MARCH 8 – Museum Mondays, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, & 2:00 PM: Join us for a private educational field trip to the Lee-Fendall House Museum. Each month will highlight a different theme as we explore local history through the experiences of the people who lived and worked at the Lee-Fendall House throughout its history.

On each date, tour sessions will be limited to one family or learning pod at a time and must be reserved in advance. Face masks are required. Recommended for ages 5-12. Student admission is $5 and accompanying adults are $3. Sessions will be offered at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, and 2:00 PM. Contact our Manager of Education, Amanda Roper, with questions at amanda.roper@leefendallhouse.org.

MARCH 27 – Beyond the Battlefield: A Walking Tour of Civil War Alexandria, 9:00 AM: This walking tour shares the stories of soldiers, citizens, and self-liberated African Americans in Civil War Alexandria. It covers the military occupation, the conversion of public and private buildings into hospitals, and emancipation.

For your safety and for those around you, face masks are required. The tour is limited to 10 participants and lasts approximately an hour and a half. Walking tours take place rain or shine so please wear appropriate shoes and clothing. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are $15 per person. Members of Lee-Fendall House are free but must call or email to make a reservation (703) 548-1789 or contact@leefendallhouse.org.

MARCH 27 & 28 – Easter Egg Hunt, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, & 3:00 PM: Find Easter eggs hidden in the Lee-Fendall garden on this socially-distant take on our popular annual egg hunt! Sessions are offered on the hour March 27 & 28 and April 3 & 4 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM with limited attendance. Advance reservations only. Bring your own basket. Face masks required. Please note that the museum will be closed to regular tours on these dates. 

APRIL

APRIL 3 & 4 – Easter Egg Hunt, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, & 3:00 PM: Find Easter eggs hidden in the Lee-Fendall garden on this socially-distant take on our popular annual egg hunt! Sessions are offered on the hour March 27 & 28 and April 3 & 4 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM with limited attendance. Advance reservations only. Bring your own basket. Face masks required. Please note that the museum will be closed to regular tours on these dates. 

APRIL 17 – Virginia Garden Week – Old Town Alexandria: Tour private landscapes, public gardens and historic sites in Alexandria this spring as part of Virginia Garden Week! Tickets are available online and additional information can be found at https://www.vagardenweek.org. The Lee-Fendall garden will be featured on the Old Town Alexandria tour.

APRIL 23 – Homeschool Day: Gardens, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 3:00 PM: Our spring Homeschool Day will focus on the history of gardens as a source of food, medicine, and recreation. Learn how herbs were used to do everything from treat diseases to flavor food. Educational activities will take place outdoors with optional house tours.

Sessions run every hour starting at 10:00 AM with the last one at 3:00 PM. Due to ongoing health concerns, we will be limiting the number of people allowed in the house and on the grounds at one time so you must register in advance. Face masks and social distancing are required. Accompanying adults (18+) are $3, students (3-17) are $5, and children under 3 are free.

APRIL 24 – Family History Day, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 3:00 PM: Discover our historic house and gardens this spring through fun, family-friendly activities and tours. Sessions run every hour starting at 10:00 AM with the last one starting at 3:00 PM. Due to ongoing health concerns, we will be limiting the number of people allowed in the house and on the grounds at one time so you must register in advance. Face masks and social distancing are required. Accompanying adults (18+) are $3, students (3-17) are $5, and children under 3 are free.