2015 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
AUGUST 22 – PRIVATE EVENT: Last tour at noon
AUGUST 29 – “THE GENERAL’S TOUR”
The Lee-Fendall House will offer a guided walking tour of Lee family homes in Alexandria’s Historic Old Town on Saturday, August 29. 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 $15.00 at the door. Tour space is limited, so the purchase of tickets in advance is highly recommended. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes. FREE for Members!
SEPTEMBER 5-6: LABOR AT LEE-FENDALL Tours
Join us for “Labor at Lee-Fendall House”on Labor Day weekend, September 5-6, for a special tour highlighting the labor history of the house. The Lee-Fendall House was home and workplace to numerous free and enslaved laborers, as well as the home of John L. Lewis, president of the United Mine Workers, and one of the most powerful and controversial labor leaders in American history. Sections of the house that will be shown on the Labor at Lee-Fendall House tour include the slave quarters, and the downstairs and upstairs portions of the servants’ wing. Tours offered Saturday, September 5 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Sunday, September 6 at 2 p.m. Advance tickets are $7.00, and are available through the museum’s Online Store. FREE for Members!
SEPTEMBER 12: CIVIL WAR WALKING TOUR
The Lee-Fendall House will offer a guided walking tour of Civil War sites in Historic Old Town on Saturday, September 12. The tour will begin at 10:00 AM outside The Lyceum at 201 South Washington Street. Discover locations and stories associated with soldiers, citizens, and the enslaved, including Robert E. Lee’s departure from his hometown, the occupation of Alexandria, and emancipation. The tour will last approximately 2 hours and the tour route is approximately 1.75 miles. Tickets are $12 in advance through the Online Store, or $15.00 the day of the program. FREE for Members!
PLEASE NOTE: The Lyceum parking lot WILL NOT be available to attendees of this program. Please find alternate parking.
SEPTEMBER 26 – PRIVATE EVENT: Last Tour at 2:00
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!! Details to come!! Last tour at noon
NOVEMBER 14 – THANKSGIVING FOODAWAYS: Details coming!