Calendar of Events

2016 Calendar of Events

 

January

JANUARY 9 – Downton Abbey Tour: To celebrate the final season of “Downton Abbey,” the Lee-Fendall House will offer a special “Downton Abbey” themed tour of the museum. Discover real life connections between people and places within the world of the television series and those of the Lee-Fendall House.  The tour will feature the service wing, which is not normally open to public view.  Tickets are available in advance for $10 through the museum’s Online Store, or for $12 at the door.  FREE for Members!

JANUARY 23 – “GENERAL’S TOUR” LEE BIRTHDAY OBSERVANCE, 1 PM [CANCELLED]:  In observation of the birthdays of Henry “Light Horse Harry” lee and Robert E. Lee, the Lee-Fendall House will offer a guided walking tour of Lee family homes in Alexandria’s Historic Old Town. The tour will highlight locations and stories associated with both men’s lives in Alexandria, their home for many years 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!

JANUARY 30 – Downton Abbey Tour, 11 AM: To celebrate the final season of “Downton Abbey,” the Lee-Fendall House will offer a special “Downton Abbey” themed tour of the museum. Discover real life connections between people and places within the world of the television series and those of the Lee-Fendall House.  The tour will feature the service wing, which is not normally open to public view.  Tickets are available in advance for $10 through the museum’s Online Store, or for $12 at the door.  FREE for Members!

 

February

 

FEBRUARY 6 & 13 – “BEYOND THE BATTLEFIELD” CIVIL WAR WALKING TOUR:  A 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. (UPDATE: the Feb. 13 tour will begin at 2 PM) 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.  FREE for Members!

FEBRUARY 13 – Downton Abbey Tour, 11 AM: To celebrate the final season of “Downton Abbey,” the Lee-Fendall House will offer a special “Downton Abbey” themed tour of the museum. Discover real life connections between people and places within the world of the television series and those of the Lee-Fendall House.  The tour will feature the service wing, which is not normally open to public view.  Tickets are available in advance for $10 through the museum’s Online Store, or for $12 at the door.  FREE for members!

FEBRUARY 14 – VALENTINE’S DAY SWEETHEART TEA, 1 PM: THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED

FEBRUARY 20 – FROM SLAVERY TO FREEDOM, 1 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. Tickets are available in advance for $8 through the museum’s Online Store, or for $12 at the door.  FREE for members!

FEBRUARY 27 – Downton Abbey Tour, 11 AM: To celebrate the final season of “Downton Abbey,” the Lee-Fendall House will offer a special “Downton Abbey” themed tour of the museum. Discover real life connections between people and places within the world of the television series and those of the Lee-Fendall House.  The tour will feature the service wing, which is not normally open to public view.  Tickets are available in advance for $10 through the museum’s Online Store, or for $12 at the door.  FREE for members!