Events

2015 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

March

MARCH 20 – Museum Closed

April

APRIL 3-5 – 16th ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT –

The museum will be closed for tours during this time.

Once again, the museum’s garden will be filled with hundreds of colorful toy-filled Easter eggs! Other activities include games, crafts, refreshments, and photos with the Easter Bunny. Every participating child will receive an Easter Egg!

All children of elementary school age or younger (children aged 0-12) are eligible to participate in the Easter Egg Hunt. Older children and adults are welcome to enjoy all our other activities. Tickets and information are available here.

APRIL 11 – PRIVATE EVENT:  Last Tour at 2:00

APRIL 18 – VIRGINIA GARDEN WEEK TOUR

The Lee-Fendall House will be participating in the Garden Club of Virginia’s Annual Tour of Alexandria Gardens.  More information and tickets may be found here.

APRIL 25 – “If You Lived in Slavery…” Tour

The Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden will highlight African-American history at the site through a special program entitled “If You Lived During Slavery…” on Saturday, April 25 at 2:00 PM.  Participants will experience the house from the
perspective of its enslaved inhabitants, exploring the unique differences between slavery in cities and on plantations. The tour will include the servant’s wing and kitchen area with its service bells, which are not regularly open to the public.  Admission to the program is $7 in advance, and $10 the day of the program.  Tickets may be purchased in the Online Shop.

May

EVERY SATURDAY IN MAY – ATTIC & ALLEYS TOUR

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. Tickets available from the Department of Historic Alexandria.

MAY 16 – WALKING TOUR OF CIVIL WAR ALEXANDRIA

The Lee-Fendall House will offer a guided walking tour of Civil War sites in Historic Old Town on Saturday, May 16. The tour will begin at 2:00 PM at the Lee-Fendall House at 614 Oronoco 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 90 minutes. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children aged 17 or under in advance; $12 for adults/ $7 children 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.  Tickets available at our Online Shop.

MAY 23 – PRIVATE EVENT: Last Tour at noon

MAY 30 – PRIVATE EVENT: Last Tour at 2:00

June

JUNE 27 – PRIVATE EVENT:Last Tour at 2:00

September

SEPTEMBER 26 – PRIVATE EVENT: Last Tour at 2:00

October

OCTOBER 17 – PRIVATE EVENT: Last Tour at 2:00

OCTOBER 23-25: 2nd ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN HUNT:  Our Pumpkin Hunt returns this fall!!  Details to come!!