2013 Calendar of Events
Preservation Month: Attics and Alleys Walking Tours
May is National Preservation month. To celebrate, Attics and Alleys walking tours will be offered every Saturday morning in May to include, May 4, May 11, May 18, and May 24. The tour will start at 9am at Lee-Fendall House Museum and Garden with breakfast refreshments in the garden, before leading guest through Old Town Alexandria to Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, then to Stabler Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, and ending at the Carlyle House Museum . The tour offers guest a chance to see famous house, attics and alleys typically not seen by the public. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased by calling Gadsby’s Tavern at (703)746-4242 or at https://cheyenne.alexandriava.gov/cgi-bin/oha_shop/scan/st=db/co=yes/sf=category/tf=category/se=Tours/va=banner_image=/va=banner_text=.html
May 25, 2013- Private Rental–LAST TOUR AT 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Father’s Day in Old Town
Many of Old Town’s historic sites - Lee-Fendall House, Gadsby’s Tavern, Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary, and Friendship Firehouse - celebrate Dad’s big day by offering free admission to all fathers when accompanied by their families. Tours available 1-5 p.m.; noon-4 p.m. at the Carlyle House and 1-3 p.m. at Lee-Fendall House Museum.
June 22, 2013- Private Rental–LAST TOUR AT 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM
July 13, 2013–Private Rental–CLOSED
American Red Cross Blood Drive
In 1864, Surgeon Edwin Bentley performed the first successful blood transfusion in America. Honor his achievements by donating blood to support your community! Check back for details and schedules.
August 31, 2013–Private Rental–LAST TOUR AT 2:00 PM
September 14, 2013-Private Rental-LAST TOUR AT 1:00 PM
September 28, 2013-Private Rental- LAST TOUR AT 2:00 PM
October 5, 2013-Private Rental- LAST TOUR AT 1:00 PM
October 12, 2013-Private Rental-LAST TOUR AT 2:00 PM
Spirits, Suffering and Society
Join us on October 19 for a unique experience that can only be had in Alexandria. As part of Alexandria’s commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War, join the Lee-Fendall House Museum in exploring the way Americans dealt with loss during this destructive conflict.
Americans lost their loved ones at an astonishing rate, and at the prime of their lives. In struggling to cope with this loss, these citizens and soldiers turned to religion, traditional mourning rituals, and the rising movement of spirituality. You can visit a soldier facing his own death, comforted by the Army surgeon, a volunteer nurse, and other hospital personnel. Visitors will see a casket displayed in proper 19th century American style, surrounded by the grieving family and friends of a lost loved one. A spiritualist will try to sell her services to those in need of hope and closure. Learn more here: http://www.leefendallhouse.org/?page_id=75.
Learn more about renting the Lee Fendall House for your event here.