Calendar of Events

2019 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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

JANUARY

JANUARY 12 – “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. Space is limited so advance tickets are recommended. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door, members of Lee-Fendall House are FREE.

JANUARY 26 – “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. This acclaimed tour presents a fuller story of the many people who shaped this house over its long history. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door, members of Lee-Fendall House are FREE.

FEBRUARY

FEBRUARY 9 – “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. Space is limited so advance tickets are recommended. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door, members of Lee-Fendall House are FREE.

FEBRUARY 23 – “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. This acclaimed tour presents a fuller story of the many people who shaped this house over its long history. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door, members of Lee-Fendall House are FREE.

MARCH

MARCH 9 – THE GENERAL’S TOUR – ROBERT E. LEE IN ALEXANDRIA, 10:00 AM: This guided walking tour of Robert E. Lee sites in Alexandria’s Historic Old Town will address the complicated legacy of the Confederate general’s life in Alexandria, his hometown from the age of five. The tour will last approximately 90 minutes. Tickets are available in advance through Eventbrite for $10, 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 water. FREE for members!

MARCH 23 – THE WAR OF 1812 IN ALEXANDRIA – A WALKING TOUR: A guided walking tour of people and places in Old Town associated with the War of 1812 and the British occupation of Alexandria in 1814. The tour will last approximately 90 minutes. Tickets are available in advance through Eventbrite for $10, 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 water.

MARCH 30 – HANDS-ON HISTORY DAY, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM:
Join us at this open house designed to help children and families connect with history! Touch the past and discover how things like houses, food, fashion, and toys have changed over time. Tickets are $2 for children (12 and under) and $4 for adults.

APRIL

APRIL 5 – HOMESCHOOL DAY AT THE LEE-FENDALL HOUSE, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM: The Lee-Fendall House welcomes homeschoolers for Homeschool Day on Friday, April 5th. We will have discounted admission, special activities, and learning opportunities for the whole family! Come discover how life in America has changed over the past 200 years. Guided house tours will be offered on the hour starting at 10:00 AM and ending at 3:00 PM. Adults (18+) are $4, students (5-17) are $2, and children under 5 are free. Advance booking is encouraged but not required.

APRIL 13 – BEYOND THE BATTLEFIELD – A WALKING TOUR OF CIVIL WAR ALEXANDRIA, 10:00 AM: A walking tour of Civil War Alexandria featuring locations and stories associated with soldiers, citizens, and the enslaved, including the occupation of Alexandria and emancipation. The tour will last approximately 2.0 hours and the tour route is approximately 1.75 miles. Tickets are $15.00 in advance through Eventbrite, 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 water. FREE for members!

APRIL 19 – 21 – 20th ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT: The Lee-Fendall’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt returns to Alexandria on Easter weekend. Once again, the museum’s garden will be filled with hundreds of colorful, toy-filled Easter eggs! Other activities include games, crafts, refreshments, and photos with the Easter Bunny. The Hunt schedule is Friday, April 19 at 3:00 PM; Saturday, April 20 at 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 2:30 PM; and Sunday, April 21 at 12:30 and 2:30 PM. All children age 12 and under are eligible to participate in the Easter Egg Hunt. Older children and adults are welcome to enjoy our other activities. Advance tickets are $15 for children age 1-12, $5 for adults and children over the age of 12, and free for infants (under 1). Discounted tickets are available for Friends of the Lee-Fendall House. Tickets are available through Eventbrite and sell out quickly so purchase your tickets early!

Due to the Easter Egg Hunt, the Museum will close to regular tours at 1 PM on Friday and will be closed to tours on Saturday and Sunday.

APRIL 27 – THE GENERAL’S TOUR – ROBERT E. LEE IN ALEXANDRIA, 10:00 AM: This guided walking tour of Robert E. Lee sites in Alexandria’s Historic Old Town will address the complicated legacy of the Confederate general’s life in Alexandria, his hometown from the age of five. The tour will last approximately 90 minutes. Tickets are available in advance through Eventbrite  for $10, 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 water. FREE for members!

MAY

MAY 11 – THE WAR OF 1812 IN ALEXANDRIA – A WALKING TOUR, 10:00 AM: A guided walking tour of people and places in Old Town associated with the War of 1812 and the British occupation of Alexandria in 1814. The tour will last approximately 90 minutes. Tickets are available in advance through Eventbrite for $10, 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 water.

MAY 25 – BEYOND THE BATTLEFIELD – A WALKING TOUR OF CIVIL WAR ALEXANDRIA, 10:00 AM: A walking tour of Civil War Alexandria featuring locations and stories associated with soldiers, citizens, and the enslaved, including the occupation of Alexandria and emancipation. The tour will last approximately 2.0 hours and the tour route is approximately 1.75 miles. Tickets are $15.00 in advance through Eventbrite, 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 water. FREE for members!

JUNE

JUNE 8 – THE GENERAL’S TOUR – ROBERT E. LEE IN ALEXANDRIA, 10:00 AM: This guided walking tour of Robert E. Lee sites in Alexandria’s Historic Old Town will address the complicated legacy of the Confederate general’s life in Alexandria, his hometown from the age of five. The tour will last approximately 90 minutes. Tickets are available in advance through Eventbrite for $10, 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 water. FREE for members!

JUNE 22 – THE WAR OF 1812 IN ALEXANDRIA – A WALKING TOUR, 10:00 AM: A guided walking tour of people and places in Old Town associated with the War of 1812 and the British occupation of Alexandria in 1814. The tour will last approximately 90 minutes. Tickets are available in advance for $10, 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 water.

JULY

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