Events

2014 CALENDAR OF MUSEUM EVENTS & PROGRAMS

 APRIL

 

April 18-20, 2014 (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday) 10 AM-4PM  – Lee-Fendall House Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Our 15th Annual Easter Egg Hunt! Be sure to reserve your spot early – sessions will sell out quickly!  For information, Click Here.

The museum will be closed to tours during these days.

April 26, 2014 (Saturday) 10 AM-4 PM – Old Town Alexandria Historic Garden Tour

The Lee-Fendall House is featured in the Garden Club of Virginia’s Historic Garden Week Tour of Alexandria on April 26. For tickets and information, Click Here.

MAY

May 3, 2014–Private Rental – MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED TO TOURS

May 4, 2014 (Sunday) – “Light Horse Harry Lee” Lecture and Book Signing

Historian and author John Beakes will speak on the military career of Colonel Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee during the American Revolution at a lecture at the Lee-Fendall House Museum on Sunday, May 4, at 3:00 PM.  Lee, a cavalryman handpicked by George Washington, was never one to back away from danger, leading daring raids and brilliant exploits.  Copies of Mr. Beakes’ book, “Light Horse Harry” Lee in the War for Independence, will be available for sale.  A wine and cheese reception will follow the lecture.  Advance tickets are available for purchase through our Online Store.  Tickets purchased in advance are $10 per person, tickets the day of the program will be $12 per person.

Tickets for members of the Friends of Lee-Fendall House Museum are $7; members should call 703-548-1789 to purchase tickets.

Advance ticket purchases are recommended; our lecture programs usually sell out!

May 10, 2014–Private Rental – LAST TOUR AT 1:00 PM

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2014 (Saturdays), 10 AM-4 PM — Attics & Alleyways Tours

Old Town museums are doing it again! “Attics and Alleys” walking tour returns for a second year!

What mysteries lie behind closed doors or in the attics of Alexandria’s historic sites?  Attics and Alleys is a three-hour walking tour featuring the rarely seen spaces of four sites—the Lee-Fendall House, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, and Carlyle House—revealing the remnants of stories otherwise hidden.  This behind-the-scenes access is in honor of National Preservation Month, and tickets are limited and reservations are required.

Tours will be offered every Saturday in May beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending around noon.  Tickets are $35 per person.  Tour includes stairs, access to confined spaces, and walking over many city blocks, including through alleys.  Walking shoes required.  Tour hosted rain or shine.  For more information, Click Here.

For information and tickets, please contact Gadsby’s Tavern Museum at 703.746.4242. Tickets for this event can also be purchased at their online shop.  Reservations are required. 

Sunday, May 18, 2014; 1 PM — Confronting Slavery at Lee-Fendall House

Joseph McGill, founder of the Slave Dwelling Project, will be staying in Lee-Fendall House’s slave quarters and giving a presentation on Sunday, May 18.  Mr McGill will be presenting on his ongoing mission to bring public awareness to and preserve slave quarters and cabins throughout the United States. A special tour, that looks at “Slavery at Lee-Fendall House” will be part of the program. Admission is $10.
We will be raffling a chance to stay in our “Shabby Dwelling” slave quarters. Adolescents 13 years and older are welcome to participate in our raffle to win an overnight stay! $5 gets you one raffle entry. One raffle ticket for a chance to stay the night in Lee-Fendall House Museum’s “Shabby Dwelling” slave quarters with Joseph McGill on Saturday, May 17. Participants will have the opportunity to experience what it was like for the slaves living at the house to sleep in the slave quarters, as well as to then write a journal entry on their exerience, in support of the Slave Dwelling Project! Proceeds from the raffle support the museum’s education programs.

 

May 31 — Private Rental – LAST TOUR 2 PM

 

August

August 2, 2014–Private Rental – LAST TOUR AT 3:00 PM

August 30, 2014 (Sunday) 12-4 PM 

Alexandria’s Star Spangled Summer Bicentennial Commemoration of the War of 1812

 

September

September 13 — Private Rental – LAST TOUR 2 PM

September 20, 2014 — Private Rental – LAST TOUR 2 PM

 

October

October 18, 2014–Private Rental- LAST TOUR AT 2 PM

October 31, 2014, 6-9 PM – “Spirits, Suffering, and Society” Program

 

December

December 13-14, 2014 (Saturday – Sunday) Historic Alexandria Candlelight Tours