Events

2014 CALENDAR OF MUSEUM EVENTS & PROGRAMS

 

October

October 11, 2014: Private rental – LAST TOUR at 2 PM

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

October 25 — Private Rental – LAST TOUR at 2 PM

October 24-25, 2014 — 1st Annual Halloween Pumpkin Hunt!!!

The Lee-Fendall House will offer its First Annual “Halloween Pumpkin Hunt” on October 24-25. Alexandria’s ghosts and goblins will fill the museum’s garden with hundreds of colorful toy-filled Halloween pumpkins for local children to discover. Other activities include crafts, refreshments, spooky stories, and a costume parade. Every participating child will receive a toy pumpkin!  For more information on this exciting new event Click Here!

November

November 8 – Walking Tour of Lee Family Homes

The Lee-Fendall House will offer a guided walking tour of Lee family homes in Historic Old Town on Saturday, November 8. The tour will begin at 2:00 PM at the Lee-Fendall House at 614 Oronoco Street. Members of the Lee family lived in almost two dozen homes over the years, including a cluster of buildings at the intersection of Washington and Oronoco streets – an area once known as “Lee Corner.” Although family members moved into and out of the city over the years, Alexandria remained their home town and lifelong friendships were forged with neighbors and business associates in the city.

The tour will last 90 minutes, and will include stops outside the boyhood homes of Robert E. Lee, the Lee-Fendall House, the home of “founding father” Charles Lee, and more. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children aged 17 or under. Tour space is limited, so the purchase of tickets in advance is highly recommended. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes. Tour tickets may be purchased online through our Museum Shop.

DECEMBER

Historic Alexandria Candlelight Tours, December 13-14

6:00-9:00 PM, Saturday, December 13

3:00-6:00 PM, Sunday, December 14

See – and taste – historic Alexandria in a whole new light this holiday season! Historic Alexandria Candlelight Tour, Alexandria’s premier historic holiday event, blends chocolate and history through special tastings, seasonal decorations, period music, and tours highlighting chocolate through time.  Three of Old Town Alexandria’s finest historic sites will welcome guests on Saturday, December 13 and Sunday, December 14 as The Historic Division of Mars sponsors this historic chocolate event.

The tour is self-guided and the sites may be visited in any order. A free shuttle is provided running in a continuous loop between the sites. Ticket prices are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $5 for children (ages 6-17).  For tickets and more information, visit the EVENT SITE here.

DECEMBER 14: Special Event – LAST TOUR at 2:00 PM