2015 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
OCTOBER 3 – PRIVATE EVENT: Last Tour at noon
OCTOBER 17 – PRIVATE EVENT: Last Tour at 2:00
OCTOBER 23-24: 2nd ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN HUNT: Our Pumpkin Hunt returns this fall!! See our event page!
NOVEMBER 7 – “Beyond the Battlefield” Walking Tour, 10:00 AM: A guided walking tour of Civil War sites in Historic Old Town on Saturday, November 7. 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 $15.00 in advance through the museum’s Online Store, or $20.00 the day of the program.
NOVEMBER 21 – “The General’s Tour”, 1:00 PM: “The General’s Tour,”a guided walking tour of Robert E. Lee sites in Alexandria’s Historic Old Town will be offered Saturday, November 21. The tour will begin at 1:00 PM 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.
NOVEMBER 14 – THANKSGIVING FROM 1621 TO THE PRESENT, 1:00 PM: This lecture program explores the traditions that have made Thanksgiving the truly American holiday that it is. The presentation will be followed by samples of Thanksgiving food from four centuries. Admission $15 through the museum’s Online Store. Members only $5!
NOVEMBER 14 – COOKING UP THE PAST, 3:30 PM: An interactive cooking experience that will demonstrate how to prepare historical Thanksgiving recipes. Admission $25 through the museum’s Online Store. Members only $20!