2016 Calendar of Events
APRIL 2: MUSEUM CLOSED FOR STAFF TRAINING
APRIL 9: PRIVATE EVENT, Last Tour at 11 AM
APRIL 10: MUSEUM CLOSED, Staff Vacation
APRIL 16: PRIVATE EVENT, Last Tour at 11 AM
SATURDAYS IN MAY – ATTICS & ALLEYS TOURS
MAY 21 – RAISE A GLASS, RAISE THE CHIMNEY, 7-10 PM: According to local legend, Robert Downham, then-owner of the Lee-Fendall House and local liquor wholesaler, lost his license after news spread around Alexandria of his entertaining President Woodrow Wilson with lavish amounts of alcohol at a dinner party. One hundred years later, we are celebrating the occasion with a Prohibition party in our garden. Enjoy a glass (or two) of bubbly, win something in our silent auction, and celebrate the Lee-Fendall’s history! The proceeds from this event will be going to restore the Lee-Fendall’s chimney. Tickets are $50 in advance through the museum’s Online Store, or $75 for a VIP reception ticket (reception starts at 6 pm).
MAY 28: MUSEUM CLOSING AT 2PM.
JUNE 11 – PRIVATE EVENT: Last tour at noon
JULY 4 – JULY 8: MUSEUM CLOSED
JULY 16 – PRIVATE TOUR at 3:00
AUGUST 13 – “Beyond the Battlefield” Walking Tour, 10:00 AM: This guided walking tour of Civil War sites in Historic Old Town The tour will begin at 10:00 AM outside The Lyceum at 201 South Washington Street. Participants will see locations and stories associated with soldiers, citizens, and the enslaved, including the occupation of Alexandria and emancipation. Stops on the tour will include locations to be featured in the upcoming PBS drama, “Mercy Street,” which airs in January 2016. The tour will last approximately 2.5 hours and the tour route is approximately 1.75 miles. Tickets are $15 in advance through the museum’s Online Store, or $20.00 the day of the program. Tour space is limited, so the purchase of tickets in advance is highly recommended. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and bring bottled water. FREE for Members!
AUGUST 20 – THE GENERAL’S TOUR, 10:00 AM: This guided walking tour of Robert E. Lee sites in Alexandria’s Historic Old Town begins at 10:00 AM at the Lee-Fendall House at 614 Oronoco Street, and will highlight locations and stories associated with the Confederate general’s life in Alexandria, his hometown from the age of five and residence of his “earliest and oldest friends.” The tour will last approximately 90 minutes. Tickets are available in advance for $10 through the museum’s Online Store, or for $15 at the door. Tour space is limited, so the purchase of tickets in advance is highly recommended. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and bring bottled water.