Calendar of Events

2021 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Details and tickets for upcoming Lee-Fendall House events may be found at our Eventbrite page

NOVEMBER

NOVEMBER 20 – Beyond the Battlefield: A Civil War Walking Tour of Alexandria, 9:00 AM: This walking tour shares the stories of soldiers, citizens, and self-liberated African Americans in Civil War Alexandria. It covers the military occupation, the conversion of public and private buildings into hospitals, and emancipation.

The tour is limited to 10 participants and lasts approximately an hour and a half. Walking tours take place rain or shine so please wear appropriate shoes and clothing. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are $15 per person. Members of Lee-Fendall House are free but must call or email to make a reservation (703) 548-1789 or contact@leefendallhouse.org.

NOVEMBER 24-26 – Museum closed. Happy Thanksgiving!

NOVEMBER 27 – Stories in the Architecture, 2:00 PM: Explore the history of the Lee-Fendall House through its architecture and visit parts of the house that are not regularly open to the public. See how changes in style and home technology have left their mark on the home, from when it was built in 1785 through its continued use as a home in the twentieth century.

The tour is limited to 10 participants. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are $10 per person. Members of Lee-Fendall House are free but must call or email to make a reservation (703) 548-1789 or contact@leefendallhouse.org. Face masks are required inside the museum.

DECEMBER

DECEMBER 5 & 12 – Holiday Kissing Ball Workshops, 2:00 PM: Learn the history behind using greenery to decorate homes for the holidays, then craft your own boxwood kissing ball using fresh cuttings from the Lee-Fendall garden!

Please note that these workshops will be held outdoors so please dress appropriately. Registration must be done in advance and costs $25 per person and includes all materials needed to make your own boxwood kissing ball.

DECEMBER 4, 11, 18 – Candlelight Tours, 5:30 PM, 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, and 7:30 PM: Celebrate the holiday season with evening candlelight tours of the Lee-Fendall House decked out in Victorian splendor. Our antique toy exhibit will also be on view. Tours are offered on the half hour starting at 5:30 PM and ending at 7:30 PM. Space is limited to no more than 10 people at a time and advance reservations are required. Face masks and social distancing will be in place throughout the tour. Tickets are $10/adult and $5/children (ages 5-17).

DECEMBER 11 – A Victorian Christmas, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 3:00 PM: Experience the wonder of the season by visiting the Lee-Fendall House for a family-friendly Victorian Christmas! Enjoy traditional décor, music, seasonal crafts, a visit with Santa, a toy exhibit, and more! Timed tickets on the hour are available through advance registration at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 3:00 PM. We will be following all recommended health requirements, including face masks and social distancing. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children (ages 2-12), children under 2 are free.

DECEMBER 24-26 – Museum closed