Calendar of Events

2017 Calendar of Events

Note: Details and tickets for all Lee-Fendall House events may now be found at our Eventbrite page.  Current events are listed under “LIVE EVENTS.”

 

 

JANUARY

January 21 – “THIS TIDE OF WOUNDED,” THE LEE-FENDALL HOUSE AS CIVIL WAR HOSPITAL, 10 AM: This special tour of the museum and grounds highlights the Lee-Fendall House’s role as a hospital during the Civil War.  Highlights include themes addressed in the PBS series “Mercy Street,” including nursing, soldiers, civilians, medical practices, and free people of color. The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes.  Tickets are $8.00 in advance through the museum’s Online Store, or $10.00 the day of the program. Tour space is limited, so the purchase of tickets in advance is highly recommended.  Tour length 1.5 – 2 hours.

JANUARY 21 – “FROM SLAVERY TO FREEDOM,” THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE AT LEE-FENDALL HOUSE, 2 PM:  This special tour interprets the Lee-Fendall House from the perspective of its enslaved inhabitants, exploring the unique experiences of slavery in the city. Hear the true stories of “contrabands,” as seen in the PBS drama “Mercy Street.” The tour will include special access to areas which are not regularly open to the public. Admission to the program is $8.00 in advance through the museum’s Online Store, and $10.00 the day of the program.  Tour space is limited.  Tour length 1.5 – 2 hours.

FEBRUARY

FEBRUARY 4 – “THIS TIDE OF WOUNDED,” THE LEE-FENDALL HOUSE AS CIVIL WAR HOSPITAL, 10 AM: This special tour of the museum and grounds highlights the Lee-Fendall House’s role as a hospital during the Civil War.  Highlights include themes addressed in the PBS series “Mercy Street,” including nursing, soldiers, civilians, medical practices, and free people of color. The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes.  Tickets are $8.00 in advance through the museum’s Online Store, or $10.00 the day of the program. Tour space is limited, so the purchase of tickets in advance is highly recommended.  Tour length 1.5 – 2 hours.

FEBRUARY 4 – “FROM SLAVERY TO FREEDOM,” THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE AT LEE-FENDALL HOUSE, 2 PM:  This special tour interprets the Lee-Fendall House from the perspective of its enslaved inhabitants, exploring the unique experiences of slavery in the city. Hear the true stories of “contrabands,” as seen in the PBS drama “Mercy Street.” The tour will include special access to areas which are not regularly open to the public. Admission to the program is $8.00 in advance through the museum’s Online Store, and $10.00 the day of the program.  Tour space is limited.  Tour length 1.5 – 2 hours.

FEBRUARY 15-16: MUSEUM CLOSED

FEBRUARY 18 – “THIS TIDE OF WOUNDED,” THE LEE-FENDALL HOUSE AS CIVIL WAR HOSPITAL, 10 AM: This special tour of the museum and grounds highlights the Lee-Fendall House’s role as a hospital during the Civil War.  Highlights include themes addressed in the PBS series “Mercy Street,” including nursing, soldiers, civilians, medical practices, and free people of color. The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes.  Tickets are $8.00 in advance through Eventbrite, or $10.00 the day of the program. Tour space is limited, so the purchase of tickets in advance is highly recommended.  Tour length 1.5 – 2 hours.

FEBRUARY 18 – “FROM SLAVERY TO FREEDOM,” THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE AT LEE-FENDALL HOUSE, 2 PM:  This special tour interprets the Lee-Fendall House from the perspective of its enslaved inhabitants, exploring the unique experiences of slavery in the city. Hear the true stories of “contrabands,” as seen in the PBS drama “Mercy Street.” The tour will include special access to areas which are not regularly open to the public. Admission to the program is $8.00 in advance through Eventbrite, and $10.00 the day of the program.  Tour space is limited.  Tour length 1.5 – 2 hours.

MARCH

MARCH 2: LAST TOUR at 11 AM

MARCH 3: MUSEUM CLOSED

MARCH 10-12: MUSEUM CLOSED

MARCH 16-17: MUSEUM CLOSED

MARCH 18 – JAMES GREEN AND THOMAS DAY: FURNITURE, FAMILY, AND RACE IN 19TH CENTURY VIRGINIA, 2 PM:  Join Hal Stuart, author of Virginia Sectional Furniture 1800-1860, for a comparison of two of 19th century Virginia’s most successful furniture makers – James Green of Alexandria and African-American entrepreneur Thomas Day.  Admission is $5.00 in advance through Eventbrite, $7.00 the day of the program.  Space is limited, so the purchase of tickets in advance is highly recommended.

MARCH 25 – “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 featured in the recent PBS drama, “Mercy Street.” The tour will last approximately 2.5 hours and the tour route is approximately 1.75 miles.  Tickets are $15 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 bottled water. FREE for Lee-Fendall House Members!

APRIL

APRIL 14-16: EASTER EGG HUNT: Due to the Easter Egg Hunt, the Museum will close to tours at 1 PM Friday and will be closed to tours Saturday and Sunday.

APRIL 29: “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 featured in the recent PBS drama, “Mercy Street.” The tour will last approximately 2.5 hours and the tour route is approximately 1.75 miles.  Tickets are $15 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 bottled water. FREE for Lee-Fendall House Members!

MAY

MAY 13: “THIS TIDE OF WOUNDED,” THE LEE-FENDALL HOUSE AS CIVIL WAR HOSPITAL, 10 AM: This special tour of the museum and grounds highlights the Lee-Fendall House’s role as a hospital during the Civil War.  Highlights include themes addressed in the PBS series “Mercy Street,” including nursing, soldiers, civilians, medical practices, and free people of color. The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes.  Tickets are $8.00 in advance through Eventbrite, or $10.00 the day of the program. Tour space is limited, so the purchase of tickets in advance is highly recommended.  Tour length 1.5 – 2 hours.

MAY 20: PRIVATE EVENT – LAST TOUR at NOON

JUNE

JUNE 17: MUSEUM CLOSED

JUNE 24 – “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 featured in the recent PBS drama, “Mercy Street.” The tour will last approximately 2.5 hours and the tour route is approximately 1.75 miles.  Tickets are $15 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 bottled water. FREE for Lee-Fendall House Members!

JUNE 24: PRIVATE EVENT – LAST TOUR at NOON

JUNE 28: PRIVATE TOUR – 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

JULY

JULY 3: PRIVATE EVENT

JULY 8 – “UNDER THE SAME ROOF” – ENSLAVED AND FREE SERVANTS AT THE LEE-FENDALL HOUSE: A guided house tour of the Lee-Fendall House. The tour will begin at 2:00 PM at the Lee-Fendall House at 614 Oronoco Street. This tour will explore the Lee-Fendall House from the perspective of the people who lived and worked in the house as domestic servants both before and after the Civil War. The tour will last approximately one hour and will feature areas of the house not normally open to public view. Tickets are $8 in advance through Eventbrite, or $10 the day of the tour. FREE for Lee-Fendall House Members!

JULY 22 –  “THE GENERAL’S TOUR” – ROBERT E. LEE IN ALEXANDRIA: A guided walking tour of Robert E. Lee sites in Alexandria’s Historic Old Town. The tour will begin 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 Eventbrite, 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. FREE for Lee-Fendall House Members!

AUGUST

AUGUST 12- “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 featured in the recent PBS drama, “Mercy Street.” The tour will last approximately 2.5 hours and the tour route is approximately 1.75 miles.  Tickets are $15 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 bottled water. FREE for Lee-Fendall House Members!

AUGUST 26 – “UNDER THE SAME ROOF” – ENSLAVED AND FREE SERVANTS AT THE LEE-FENDALL HOUSE: A guided house tour of the Lee-Fendall House. The tour will begin at 2:00 PM at the Lee-Fendall House at 614 Oronoco Street. This tour will explore the Lee-Fendall House from the perspective of the people who lived and worked in the house as domestic servants both before and after the Civil War. The tour will last approximately one hour and will feature areas of the house not normally open to public view. Tickets are $8 in advance through Eventbrite, or $10 the day of the tour. FREE for Lee-Fendall House Members!

SEPTEMBER

 

OCTOBER

October 28 – 4th ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN HUNT:  

NOVEMBER

 

DECEMBER

December 9 – Old Town Alexandria Candlelight Tour