A Georgian Palladian manor house built in 1753 by merchant and city founder John Carlyle. Here, five royal governors and General Braddock met to discuss funding of the French and Indian War. Daily tours, youth programs, special events, exhibits and lectures offer visitors a chance to experience eighteenth century life through the eyes of one man and his family as he made the journey from English citizen to American patriot. The story of Carlyle House parallels the early history of Alexandria, colonial Virginia, and America and is brought to life through costumed interpreters, guides and fun family programs. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun. noon-4 p.m. (tours on the hour and half hour, last tour at 4).
Carlyle House is pleased to offer free tours on Father’s Day for all Fathers and Grandfathers! Treat the dads in your life to a free tour of one of the oldest homes in Alexandria, Carlyle House, which served as General Braddock’s headquarters during the French and Indian War. Tour times are Noon - 4 p.m. Cost $5 for other adults and $3 for children (ages 5-12). View Details
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